School Counsellor (East Lothian) – full/part-time

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,473 – £32,260
  • Based in Dalkeith with travel throughout East Lothian
  • Closing 30th November 2020

  • Advertised from 26th October 2020
  • 35 hours per week – or 2 x 17.5 hour posts
  • 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.

Full-time applications are preferred but part-time work may be considered for these positions depending on service deployment considerations.

These posts will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.

Special conditions:

• The posts are 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 posts will involve regular evening and occasional weekend working.

• You must be able to travel across East Lothian.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 30th 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 East Lothian and Midlothian

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543