Counsellors

  • Full time
  • £24,500 – £29,000
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 11th February 2022


  • Advertised from 13th January 2022
  • Roles are for 5 days per week (35 hours). Initially a 6 month fixed term contract with opportunities for permanent contracts thereafter. (salary placement dependant on qualifications, experience and accreditation status)

Role

Calling all Counsellors - immediate availability - come and join the healthier and happier revolution!

We have immediate availability for qualified and experienced Counsellors (contracted) and Associate Counsellors (self-employed on 12 month contract)

Vacancies in East Dunbartonshire

Priority will be given to applicants who have experience and post qualifying training in working with young people and children – preferably in a primary or secondary school environment. Consideration will also be given to those with other youth experience.

We will provide the appropriate Youth Counselling training to ensure all Youth Counsellors meet the required competencies as outlined by BACP.

Great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover. Supervision and support provided.

You must have:

- A recognised Diploma in Counselling

- A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential

- Experience of counselling young people in a school environment is highly advantageous

- Experience in Group Counselling

- Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology

Ideally you will have:

- Experience of delivering time limited, solution focused approaches (SSW; 4:8 model)

- Demonstrable experience of working with a range of client types and presenting issues

Experience of recording comprehensive client progress and improvement data, preferably using recognised clinical / outcome focused tools (CORE, SDQ, GBO, SHANARRI etc) and processes.

Application notes

How to apply: Go to our website here: lifelink.org.uk/counsellors for application form and be sure to refer to Job Remit/Person Spec and other relevant information located there to help inform your completed application.

Given current pandemic conditions, remote (telephone and video counselling) counselling delivery may be available short term but longer term opportunities will be on site.

About us - Lifelink is a social enterprise with more than 28 years experience delivering counselling and wellbeing services to a wide-ranging client portfolio, adults and young people, in community, school and workplace settings. Our commissioning partners include NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scottish Prison Service, and West Dunbartonshire Councils. We are a member of BACP and adhere to the BACP framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Our Counsellors are all members of BACP or equivalent and are suitably qualified.

lifelink.org.uk 0141 552 4434