Counsellor - Children, Young People and Adults - Relief

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh - Counselling East (On site)
  • Closing 21st April 2024

  • Advertised from 2nd April 2024
  • £14.31 per hour


Join CrossReach Counselling Scotland’s well-respected counselling team and make a profound difference to the lives of clients.

You already know the incredible power of therapeutic care. The impact you can make with a thoughtful question, a gentle prompt, open ears and a human connection. Every day in our counselling services we see and value how these skills can transform people’s lives. And that’s why we value professionals like you. The demand has never been higher for our expertise and with dedicated teams working across our services, we are making a profound difference to our communities. You’ll be part of a close-knit team providing therapeutic face-to-face and online support in one of our Edinburgh-based services - working with children, young people and adults.

It’s a role for a seasoned professional, with a Diploma in Counselling or equivalent. Excellent communication skills and plenty of post-qualifying practice hours go without saying, while experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and with volunteers would also be a plus.

We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience of working with children and young people, adults in the perinatal period or adults impacted by drug use.

At CrossReach, even though we’re one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social care charities – with a 1,600-strong team working across 60 services around the country – we genuinely value the individual. For our clients that means being treated with respect and care, regardless of the circumstances. For professionals like you, it means being part of a genuinely caring environment where you can contribute ideas, have your needs recognised and help shape your role around your ambitions.

As a relief member of staff, you will have the flexibility to work as and when you want, with as few or as many shifts as you are able - with evening work available. This is a great way to achieve a work life balance, fitting work in around your other commitments. This role offers the right candidate an outstanding opportunity to join an established and well respected counselling service and to focus on what really matters – the clients.

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

We have a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category

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