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Team Leader – School Counselling

  • Full time
  • £35,648 – £37,823
  • Based in Dalkeith with travel throughout Midlothian
  • Closing 27th July 2020

  • Advertised from 3rd July 2020
  • 35 hours per week
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays pro rata, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service


Special conditions:

· The post is funded for a fixed term of 1 year (continuation dependent on MYPAS securing further funding)

· The posts will involve regular evening and occasional weekend working.

· You must be able to travel across Midlothian.


Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across East Lothian and Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith.

The postholder will be responsible for the management, day to day operation and development of the School Counselling Service within Midlothian for MYPAS, including line-management of the service staff team. Responsible for a small client caseload.

Qualified to MSC/Diploma level in a counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (e.g. BACP, COSCA) and have experience of working with children and young people, you will also have experience of managing a staff team and be committed to service development and innovation.

The postholder will work within a multi-disciplinary environment and work effectively with other agencies, especially schools, in partnership settings.

MYPAS will conduct a one year School Counselling pilot across Midlothian’s schools. There is potential to extend the pilot beyond a year as required. A procurement process for a counselling service across Midlothian will take place during the course of this pilot period. Contracts will therefore initially be offered for one year and may be extended, depending on the success of the pilot and the full procurement process.

Full-time applications are preferred but part-time work may be considered for these positions depending on service deployment considerations.

This post will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 27th of July 2020.

Please note that we only contact successful candidates.

For an application pack please download the documents below.


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

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543