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School Counsellor (East Lothian) – 28 hours a week

  • Part time
  • £30,473 – £32,260 pro-rata
  • Based in Dalkeith with travel throughout East Lothian
  • Closing 25th January 2021

  • Advertised from 8th January 2021
  • 28 hours a week
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays pro rata, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service


Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across East Lothian and Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith.

The postholder will be responsible for providing counselling with children and young people aged 10-18 who reside in East Lothian. The postholder will assist in establishing, developing, delivering, evaluating and reporting on, the School Counselling service.

Qualified to Diploma level in a Counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (either BACP or COSCA) and have experience of working with children and young people, you will also be committed to delivering a service according to best practice and within community settings.

The postholder will work within a multi-disciplinary environment and work effectively with other agencies, especially schools, in partnership settings.

MYPAS will deliver a School Counselling service across East Lothian. MYPAS is providing this service on a contract basis for East Lothian Council.

This post may require evening and occasional weekend work.

· The post is funded for an initial fixed term until 31st March 2023 (This is a three year agreement with the option of 2 additional periods of 1 year extensions). The post may involve evening and occasional weekend working.

· You must be able to travel across East Lothian.

The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout East Lothian including operating from other venues, will be required.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 25th January 2021.

Please note that we only contact successful candidates.

For an application pack please download the documents below.


Promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in East Lothian and Midlothian

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543