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Counsellor (15732)

  • Part time
  • £31,200 pro-rata
  • SG Here and Now Service, HMYOI Polmont, Falkirk
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

  • Advertised from 18th May 2023
  • Contract type:Permanent Hours:22.2


Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Here and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

A vacancy has arisen within our Here and Now Service for a skilled and experienced Counsellor, with an accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and registration to a relevant body, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women on both a short and long term basis.

As such you will bring a range of experience including having delivered innovative Trauma/Bereavement focused interventions in 1:1 and group settings.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Here and Now colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.


Here and Now offers a range of services including-

Assessment/Outcomes- Providing standardised assessments with demonstrable outcome measures.

Therapeutic Interventions – currently including counselling, art psychotherapy. The range of therapies offered within the team aims to meet the needs of each individual.

Psycho-educational group work – These are self-contained modular sessions which can be experienced cumulatively with a focus on stabilisation, safety and self-care/containment.

Candidates will have an accredited Psychotherapeutic qualification and be registered with a professional body

Please see the attached additional information and role profile below for further details.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.


Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing Date:2 June 2023

Interview Date:14 June 2023