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Art Therapist (Young People) - 14 hours a week

  • Part time
  • £33,137 – £35,034 pro-rata
  • The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout East Lothian, including operating from other venues, will be required.
  • Closing 14th August 2023

  • Advertised from 28th July 2023
  • 14 hours per week.
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays (pro rata) 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 Midlothian and East Lothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health, substance use and LGBT+ support. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian.

We are looking for a dynamic and flexible Art Therapist to provide Art Therapy to young people aged 12-18 in East Lothian in both individual and groupwork settings.

The postholder will also develop and promote further therapeutic work both within and outwith MYPAS.

Qualified to Diploma level (or equivalent) in an art therapeutic discipline, a member of BAAT and have experience of working with young people, 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.

The post may involve evening working – to be negotiated depending on client needs

Special conditions:

• The post is funded until 31st July 2024 – continuation is dependent on funding

• The post may involve evening working – to be negotiated depending on client needs

• You must be able to travel across East Lothian.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 14th August 2023

Please note that we only contact successful candidates.

For an application pack please download the documents below.

Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS)

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

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543