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Family Counsellor (Young People) East Lothian

  • Full time
  • £30,473 – £32,260
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 4th October 2021

  • Advertised from 17th September 2021
  • 35 hours per week
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the 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, Midlothian.

The postholder will be responsible for providing Family Counselling with young people aged 12-18, and their families, within a holistic service.

Qualified to Diploma level (or equivalent) in a counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (BACP/UKCP/ NCS/BPS/AFT (Association for Family Practice and Systemic Practice) and have experience of working both with young people and also with families, 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 service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. Contributing to the wider MYPAS service, the postholder 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.

Special conditions:

  • Contract until September 2022 (continuation dependent on MYPAS securing further funding).
  • The post may involve regular evening and occasional weekend working.
  • This post is funded by East Lothian Council on an initial one year pilot basis
  • You must be able to travel across East Lothian.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 4th October 2021.

Please note that we only contact successful candidates.

For an application pack please download the documents below.

Informal enquiries to Dave Evans, 0131 4540757

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

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543