Counsellor – FT / PTVacancy posted: Friday, 25 November 2016
Salary: £22,516 (pro-rata)
Closing date: 09 December 2016
From January 2017, SAMH will be introducing a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services will look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.
SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is Scotland’s largest mental health charity. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.
As SAMH prepares to embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.
As an experienced counsellor in time limited, confidential counselling you will solutions focussed counselling to directly support people accessing the service with complex needs. As a key member of the Listening Project element of the service you will also recruit, train and support a team of Listening Project volunteers to deliver a confidential listening service.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form
Closing date for all applications is 12noon on Friday 9th December 2016.
Interviews will be held on 16th December and week commencing 19th December 2016.
Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website - please click Apply Now to be redirected.
About Scottish Association for Mental Health
SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in more than 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.
For Scotlands Mental Health
SAMH invites you to help us achieve our aim of inspiring everyone in Scotland who cares about mental health to support our activities.
We have an ambitious fundraising strategy covering five income streams and are seeking an outstanding candidate who will develop positive relationships with the corporate sector and raise significant income as a result.
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