Changes Groupwork Therapist

  • Part time
  • £26,975 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 12th June 2023

  • Advertised from 15th May 2023
  • • 14 hours per week over 2 days to include evening work (but alternative arrangements may be considered). 1-year fixed term contract with a view to continuing subject to funding.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated candidate who is confident working within a small, busy team whilst also with a high degree of autonomy. The postholder will be line managed by the Group Therapy Coordinator and work closely with them in providing therapy, primarily through groupwork to adults in East Lothian. They will be confident in learning and facilitating established therapy groups in both lead facilitator and co-facilitator roles. This post also provides the opportunity to be part of evaluating and developing the expanding Changes groupwork provision.

Changes works within a community development approach following the Recovery Model CHIME (Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment) ensuring clients views and preferences are at the heart of the support they receive.

Changes Equalities statement:

“Changes strives to ensure fair and inclusive services which celebrate and value the diversity of the community of East Lothian. Changes welcomes opportunities to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation and we will continue to review our progress and champion equalities.”

About Changes

Our Vision

Changes was established in 1996. Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission

Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:

  • Support groups and courses
  • Counselling by experienced therapists as well as therapists in training
  • Group therapy by qualified therapists
  • Health and wellbeing activities
  • Training our community to support others
  • Providing volunteering opportunities

Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.

Our Values

Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.

Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.

Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.


The job is based in Changes premises in Musselburgh, other East Lothian venues and home working based on the needs of the service.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Samantha Bennett, Group Therapy Co-ordinator by calling 0131 653 3977 or by emailing

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter evidencing your ability to fulfil the essential criteria on the person specification and return to

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th June at 12pm.

Interviews will be held in Musselburgh on Thursday 22nd June.