Alternatives Dundee
Alternatives Dundee

Charity registered in Scotland SC023483

Our aim is to create space for change through compassionate and skilled support.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Treasurer to the Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dundee (On site)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

A new and exciting volunteering opportunity!

Are you looking for an opportunity to offer your experience and leadership skills to an innovative a growing Dundee charity?

Do you want to use your skills in finance to make a difference in the lives of the people of Dundee?

This is an excellent opportunity for a person, passionate about the proper management and flow of financial systems, to have proper influence and leadership of financial matters of an organisation.

This post would suit a person with experience in finance to have a real impact on a developing organisation at a point of growth.

ROLE - Volunteer Treasurer to the Board of Trustees

  • Commitment: 6 meetings per year
  • Influence financial decisions in meetings
  • Management and flow of financial systems
  • We prioritise diversity and inclusion
  • Have an interest in finance, strategy, governance and risk
  • Develop leadership and experience
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Youth Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £27,741 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 24th January 2024

This is an exciting post for a qualified counsellor to join our DOWNLOAD team and have a role in redesigning and updating our youth programmes. This is small, non-hierarchical, and passionate team, who aim to create a working environment where team members are supported both in their clinical work and their wellbeing. We are looking for an individual who has experience of working with and supporting young people (aged 12-25) to become the best version of themselves. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is a team player, innovative, creative, and open-minded.

The post will mainly involve working with young people based in Dundee however there may be opportunities to counsel young people from the wider Tayside area. The post holder will be expected to deliver counselling and group interventions both in schools, community organisations and at our counselling rooms in our Dundee city centre base. It will also be expected for the counsellor to work and support our young volunteers. Clinical supervision will also be provided for this role in keeping with our ethical practice framework and our COSCA Organisational Membership.

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Outreach Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £27,741 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 8th December 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a compassionate and committed individual who is willing to work reflectively and collaboratively with other agencies to deliver a counselling service for groups of people in our community who no longer have custody of their children.

The project will be delivered through a partnership with the TCA (Tayside Counsel on Alcohol) BIRCH Project and Alternatives Counselling Rooms. The post holder will work with the lead outreach worker to deliver the Alternatives ‘gentle counselling’ model to service users who are accessing the BIRCH project.

The post holder will work as part of a small supportive team, delivering 1:1 counselling to birth parents in Dundee. The post holder will be expected to assess and triage clients, carry their own case load of clients, and keep client records.

The successful candidate will be part of the Alternatives Counselling Outreach team. This is a small, non-hierarchical and passionate team, who aim to create a working environment where team members are supported both in their clinical work and their wellbeing. Regular training, peer mentoring and group supervision are in place to create a supportive working environment.

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Centre Administrator

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 29th November 2023

This is an exciting and creative post for an experienced administrator to support the work of Alternatives Counselling Rooms as the organisation navigates a period of growth. The post holder will review current operational systems and will develop and implement new operational systems and procedures that will support a transition from a small to medium sized organisation. The post will require creative thinking and good organisational skills and the ability to support implement change within the team. The post will require the individual to complete administration tasks associated with the day to day running of the centre as well as events and maintaining the social media profile of Alternatives Counselling Rooms. This is a ten-hour post would be suitable for remote working across the working week.

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Perinatal Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £27,741 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 29th November 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a compassionate and committed individual who is willing to work reflectively and collaboratively with other agencies to deliver a counselling service for parents who are feeling distressed, overwhelmed, anxious or who are experiencing low mood within the perinatal period.

Alternatives Counselling team, delivering 1:1 and group counselling to individuals within Dundee as part of a collaboration with PNIMH (Perinatal and Infant Mental Health) and MNP (Maternity and Neonatal Psychology) teams to provide short term counselling for individuals who are in need of support but do not meet the criteria for these higher tier services. The post holder will develop a system of referral with the PNIMH and MNP teams, including clear referral criteria, delivering 1:1 counselling within this framework.

The post holder will also work in partnership with Parent to Parent, collaborating to deliver weekly therapeutic group sessions for parents within the perinatal period.

The post holder will be a part of the mentoring and peer support structures within the Alternatives Counselling Rooms and will participate in the life of the organisation. This is small, non-hierarchical, and passionate team, who aim to create a working environment where team members are supported both in their clinical work and their wellbeing. Regular training, peer mentoring and group supervision are in place to create a supportive working environment.

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