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Trauma Counsellor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 20th September 2020

  • Advertised from 7th September 2020
  • The hourly rate is made up of £12.71 basic rate plus £1.53 holiday pay. This is a casual contract and a flexible approach to hours and working patterns will be agreed with the successful candidates.
  • REQ00305


Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

About the job

We are looking to appoint two motivated and enthusiastic Trauma Counsellors to join our Trauma Counselling Service covering the South Lanarkshire area. The service provides 1:1 counselling and group work to adults and young people who are affected by adverse childhood experiences and substance use.

Our work environment is dynamic, valuing a team orientated and proactive approach.

You will have the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team. We welcome applications from candidates who have a warm, professional and empathic outlook.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will be experienced trauma focused Counsellors, skilled in delivering trauma interventions. In addition, you will have a sound knowledge and understanding of supporting individuals affected by substance use.

We use a phased orientated approach to working with trauma and focus specifically on Safety and Stabilisation. The post holder should have the necessary understanding and skill set demanded of this phase to work effectively with survivors of traumatic experiences.

You will have a minimum of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. You will be required to be a member of an accredited body, such as BACP, BABCP or COSCA and will be either accredited, or working toward accreditation.

The post holder will be required to;

● Assess suitability for trauma therapy.

● Formulate, implement and evaluate treatment programmes in collaboration with

the client.

● Assess risk and manage a caseload

● Offer 1:1 Phase 1 trauma therapy

● Make onward referrals as required.

● Deliver group work interventions as required

● Undertake clinical supervision & reflective practice sessions on a regular basis

in line with relevant professional guidelines.

Further information about this job

This is a casual contract and a flexible approach to hours and working patterns will be agreed with the successful candidates.

The hourly rate is made up of £12.71 basic rate plus £1.53 holiday pay

Interviews are planned to be held on 29th September via Google Meet.

If you have any queries regarding this post please email

Application notes

Please note that all applications must be made via the We Are With You website, CVs will not be accepted. Our Job reference number is REQ00305 and the link to the role is here

Benefits of working with us

● 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)

● Enhanced employer pension contribution

● Life assurance benefit scheme

● Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance

● Training and development opportunities

● 24/7 access to employee assistance programme

● Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.