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Part-time Counsellor (Young People) x 2

  • Part time
  • £30,473 – £32,260 pro-rata
  • East Lothian and Midlothian
  • Closing 16th November 2020

  • Advertised from 30th October 2020
  • 17.5 hours per week per post
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays (pro rata), to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service


1 x Part-time Counsellor (Young People) - East Lothian

1 x Part-time Counsellor (Young People) - Midlothian

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, Midlothian.

These posts will engage with young people aged 12-18, across Midlothian and East Lothian, adversely mentally affected by the situations brought about by the covid pandemic, with particular regard to LGBT+ young people. The posts will provide counselling to young people aged 12-18 within a holistic service including connecting with the LGTB+ project that MYPAS is now running in both Midlothian and East Lothian.

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

The postholder (s) will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. Contributing to the wider MYPAS service, the postholder (s) will ensure that young people are worked with using a holistic approach through effectively linking the work of the Therapies team with other areas of MYPAS’ work as well as that of partner organisations.

These posts may require evening and occasional weekend work.

Place of work: The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout Midlothian/East Lothian including operating from other venues, will be required.

Special conditions:

· Contract until March 2022 (continuation dependent on MYPAS securing further funding).

· The post may involve regular evening and occasional weekend working.

· This post is funded by BBC Children in Need

· You must be able to travel across Midlothian or East Lothian.

· Combination of both posts may be considered for a successful candidate applying for both.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 16th November 2020.

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 Midlothian and East Lothian

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543