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Young People’s Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £29,635 pro-rata
  • On site: Dunfermline
  • Closing 5th July 2024

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


Safe Space supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse through one-to-one counselling, group-work, a young peoples’ service and an outreach service.

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 post forms part of the team working with young people (age 12-18 years old) at Safe Space, based in Dunfermline. The post holder will deliver a minimum of 8 hours of one-to-one counselling per week, as well as liaise with professionals, school staff, and other relevant bodies.

While most of the 12-hour total will be fulfilled through counselling young people the post holder must attend the regular monthly team meetings at Safe Space. Evening client appointments will 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. Staff attend weekly staff meetings, internal and external supervision, and a clinical supervision group at Safe Space.

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.