School Counsellors (x 2.5 full time equivalent posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,473 – £32,260
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 9th August 2021

  • Advertised from 19th July 2021
  • 35 hours per week.
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays, 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 postholders will be responsible for providing counselling with children and young people aged 10-18 attending school or living within Midlothian. The postholders will deliver, evaluate and report on the School Counselling service within the specific geographical location comprising several primary schools and usually one associated High School.

Qualified to MSc/Diploma level in a counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (e.g. BACP, 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 postholders will work within a multi-disciplinary environment, working effectively with other agencies, especially schools, in partnership settings.

MYPAS has successfully delivered the pilot project and subsequently won a competitive tender to continue delivery of school counselling in Midlothian on behalf of the local authority. Contracts will be offered for the term of the current contract, currently 2 years and may be extended, depending on the success of future procurement processes.

Full-time applications are preferred but part-time work may be considered for these positions depending on service deployment considerations. In addition to two full-time positions, there is one post offered at 17.5 hours a week.

These posts will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.

Special conditions:

• The post is funded for a fixed term of 2 years (continuation dependent on securing further funding)

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

• You must be able to travel across Midlothian.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 9th of August 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: SC029543

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


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

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SC029543