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March 01, 2024
A volunteer counsellor opportunity that has emerged with CrossReach’s Counselling & Recovery service. The team are seeking applications from those interested in a volunteer Counsellor opportunity due to start May 2024.

Applications are welcome from anyone who is qualified, or in their final year of a BACP / COSCA registered diploma course and with approx. 70+hrs of face to face clinical experience and experience of working with clients at risk. 

For more information and how to apply, please visit our NEW vacancy website: crossreach | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career - Jobs Page (

Closing date for applications – Sunday 24th March 2024 with interviews taking place wk/b 8th & 15th April

please provide as much information as possible in your application regarding your experience to date and number of clinical hours ** 

February 28, 2024

The Exchange Counselling Service in Schools ,  Young Person's Counsellor 

Salary -  From £23,690 term time
Job type  - Part time, Term-Time, 4 days

Therapeutic Counselling Services is an organisation dedicated to supporting mental health, emotional wellbeing and psychological resilience.  The Exchange Counselling is the independent children and young people division of the TCS Group, dedicated to supporting young people, children and their families in the development of psychological resilience and wellbeing. 

The role
We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a counsellor to work within our psychological wellbeing team in schools throughout Argyll & Bute in the Helensburgh & Dunoon area providing evidence-based treatments for children and young people presenting with psychological and emotional issues. This will mainly involve individual one-to-one work and may include involvement in the provision of group interventions. 

  • Deliver a range of therapeutic interventions (counselling, groupwork, psychoeducation, psychological coaching) to support the psychological wellbeing of clients. 
  • Maintain a daily record (i.e., keeping it up to date) of appointment attendance using TCS systems. 
  • Maintain a daily record of Clinical Notes using the TCS systems. 
  • Support all therapeutic work using the TCS required measurements. 
  • Competent at and actively involved in promoting psychological wellbeing and the supportive services of TCS within your place of work (e.g., assemblies, classrooms, events). 
  • Attend Manager meetings with management, schools and team. 
  • Where appropriate, prepare, attend, and contribute to Triage discussions for Primary School Children & Secondary School Staff. 
  • Provide an individualised support/ action plan with reasonable recommendations to both parents/ carers and schools. 
  • Prepare, complete forms and attend personal review meetings as organised by manager. 
  • Build & maintain positive collaborative relationships with School staff. 
  • Be involved in parents’ evenings and family community events. 
  • You will work collaboratively with other agencies and mental health professionals to provide a service to young people. You will also contribute to service development and will participate in service evaluation within the area as directed. There will be a service manager who will provide support and guidance in your work. You will work collaboratively with the client support team who manage referrals and coordinate your diary. 

Essential Training & Qualifications
  • Counselling qualification at Diploma level (or equivalent level) which is recognised by BACP, COSCA or an equivalent body 
  • Diploma level (or equivalent) qualification in counselling, psychotherapy, or counselling-psychology which has been accredited by a recognised professional body (BACP, BPS, UKCP or similar) 
  • Member of BACP or equivalent. 
  • Hold or be working towards BACP accreditation as a counsellor. 

A current driving license is essential. 

Experience - Knowledge & Skills
  • Experience of working with children or young people in a formal setting; e.g. a school, out-of-school preferable. 
  • Knowledge and awareness of the issues relevant to working within an educational and learning context. 
  • Knowledge of responsibilities in terms of Safeguarding and Child-Protection 
  • IT competence 
  • Excellent organisation skills 
  • Willingness and ability to collaboratively with others within a school setting 
  • Approachable 
  • Good listening skills 
  • Flexible 

An enhanced CRB disclosure will be compulsory.

The post-holder must: 
  • Undertake travel to counselling locations as required. 
  • Be able to cope with unpleasant behaviour including verbal aggression and occasionally to work in conditions sub-optimal for clinical activity. 
Terms & conditions
  • Term time require to work 38 weeks of the year 
  • Number of days per week 4 days per week. 
  • Salary would be £23,690,FTE, salary will be pro rata based on 4 days. 
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  • PCT Scotland Membership

There's lots of benefits in joining PCT Scotland, including:

  • participate in all PCT Scotland events;
  • receipt of all PCT Scotland mailings;
  • inclusion in the PCT Scotland brochure / website advertising counsellor availability;
  • able to attend and vote at Association meetings;
  • be office bearers of the Association.