Counsellors

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,500 – £29,000
  • Dundee; Moray; Perth & Kinross; Falkirk; Glasgow; West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 31st December 2020


  • Advertised from 14th October 2020

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 guaranteed hours)

Vacancies in Dundee; Moray; Perth & Kinross; Falkirk; Glasgow; West 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.

We also have vacancies in our telephone assessment team and our adult counselling services.

Applications will be open until end December 2020* – please submit as early as possible – we have immediate need and will assess applications as they arrive.

*Applications received after that date will still be considered if we have remaining vacancies to fill.

Roles are for 3, 4 or in some cases 5 days per week (21 – 35 hours). Whilst initially short-term contracts are offered (4-6 months duration) there will be opportunities for longer term roles from April 2021 onward

Counsellor Grade 5/5a (£24,500 - £29,000) pro rata / Associate rate £17.50-£20.00 p/h

(salary placement dependant on qualifications, experience and accreditation status)

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

You must have:

- A recognised Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling

- A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential (this can be waived for limited roles)

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

- 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 etc) and processes.

Application notes

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 in the geographies listed above.

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