Counsellor (SAMH)

In January 2017, SAMH introduced 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.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.  Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others.  These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

As SAMH 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.

North or Central Aberdeenshire – office base either Inverurie or Peterhead
Counsellor  (Ref:N576)
22.5 hours, £22,742 – £25,974 (pro rata) 

As a key member of the Listening Project service in Aberdeenshire you will recruit, train, develop and support a team of Listening Project volunteers to deliver a confidential listening service.

As an experienced counsellor in time limited, confidential counselling you will ensure that we utilise solutions focussed counselling to directly support people accessing the service with complex needs.  A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

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. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, 30th October 2017.

Interviews will be held on 9th and 10th November 2017.

Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to  no other form of application will be accepted.