Job Description

Job Title:                                 Young Person’s Counsellor

Salary:                                     £23,631 – £25,213 per annum

Responsible to:                     Team Leader, Young Person’s Counselling Coordinator

Responsible for:                   Volunteers, Students and Work Experience Placements

Location:                               Aberdeenshire, currently remote working in line with Covid-19 government guidelines

Hours Per Week:                   36.25 hours

Job Purpose:                          To develop therapeutic counselling using a range of evidence-based methodologies. To build self-efficacy and support young people in developing their own resilience and ‘internal toolkit’ that raises self-esteem and confidence

Qualifications:                       Qualified to degree level in a counselling discipline. Experience in cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focussed therapy is desirable


Key Responsibilities


·        To provide individual and group therapeutic counselling and mental health & wellbeing support to young people

·        To co-ordinate the delivery of training for staff working in educational settings and support key stakeholders including young people and their families around mental health informed training, building capacity to reduce risk of deterioration in young people’s mental health

·        To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing co-ordinated, needs led support to identified groups and individuals

·        To support the development and implementation of assessment and therapeutic services for the identified client group

·        To meet the requirements of the service with regards to boundaries, confidentiality and safeguarding

·        To support and promote positive mental health

·        To provide input to required reports

·        Be flexible and willing to try out different delivery methods which will maximise the capacity of the service and benefit the wider community (e.g. “one session at a time” approach to counselling )

Internal Liaison


·        To provide support, information and advice for colleagues in relation to the support needs of the identified client group

·        To actively seek opportunities to create and develop joint working relationships with other Foyer services to maximise outcomes and impact

·        To liaise with other Foyer staff as appropriate to ensure a comprehensive and efficient administration service

·        To participate fully in staff meetings and other identified meetings

·        To seek opportunities to demonstrate the impact of your work with your line manager

·        Identify and report any gaps in resources required to assist in achieving successful outcomes for your work


External Liaison


  • To liaise with external organisations and individuals as required in relation to meetings, correspondence and enquiries


Recording and Reporting


  • Ensure client and service records are reviewed and maintained and are accurate and updated timely to support internal and external reporting
  • To ensure all records and information are managed in terms of all organisational policies e.g. data protection, confidentiality etc.
  • To contribute to the formal reporting arrangements required both internally and externally
  • To record and report all Health & Safety incidents as per policy and procedures




·        Carry out all duties in accordance with the policies and procedures of Aberdeen Foyer

·        To participate in clinical supervision and identified training and development opportunities

·        To carry out other relevant duties as may be required from time to time that are broadly consistent with the job description but are not included in it

Employment Type


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