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Young People’s coordinator/counsellor

  • Part time
  • £31,000 pro-rata
  • On site: Dunfermline
  • Closing 5th July 2024

  • Advertised from 11th June 2024
  • 15 hours per week. This post is a 3-year fixed term contract.


Due to funding from the Bank of Scotland Empower Fund we have the opportunity to restart our Young People’s Service and we are looking for a range of qualified and experienced counsellors in the field of trauma and childhood sexual abuse with experience of working with young people. In addition to Young People’s posts, we are looking for an Adult Counsellor to work in our Outreach service.

We are a small innovative charity working with people who have experienced trauma as a result of childhood sexual abuse and who want help to change their lives for the better. We offer long term counselling and therapeutic groupwork and we are looking to recruit the following staff on 3-year fixed contracts. All candidates will have to do our in-house trauma training Pandora’s Box which takes place over 4 days at weekends- the dates for this are between the 31st August/1st and the 14th/15th September

This new post forms part of the team at Safe Space, providing a counselling service to Young People (age 12-18 years old) at our base in Dunfermline and any other outreach buildings as identified. The coordinator is responsible for leading, supervising and coordinating a small team of a part time counsellor and 2 trainee counsellors to work with young people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. The post holder will liaise with all relevant agencies associated with young people.

Within the 15 hours the post holder must include the team meetings once a month, group supervision and external supervision. Evening client appointments may be required, as may be occasional weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be granted as appropriate. The holiday entitlement will be 5.6 weeks plus 9 public holidays pro rata.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below, completed applications to be returned to:

Closing date: Friday 5th July

Interview dates will be Tuesday 30th July and Thursday 1st August.