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Job Description

Service Care Solutions are working with our established client to recruit an experienced Counsellor. Our client are a nationwide charity leading the way in supporting and transforming the lives of Children and Younger People. The service specialises in Mental Health support to reduce the impact of abuse and traumatic experiences on Children, Younger People and their families. The contract will run for a minimum period of 12-weeks with the likelihood of extension.

Job Purpose: Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Pay Rate: £23.00 LTD p/h + £250 Sign-Up Bonus

Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Hours: Monday to Friday | 09:00-17:00

Contract: 37.5 Hours

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver therapeutic interventions to children and young people, working independently which may at times mean lone working.
  • To undertake professional initial assessments of young people
  • To provide ongoing and one-off counselling to young people.
  • To develop alternatives to one-to-one therapeutic work i.e., group work.
  • To facilitate peer support interventions with and for children and young people.
  • To maintain confidential case notes and records in a timely manner ensuring that they are stored securely using the specified case management systems.
  • To develop links to other agencies and services and have a good understanding of local services for signposting and onward referrals
  • To positively manage risk and recognise and pro-actively respond to child protection and safeguarding issues.


  • Counselling / Psychotherapy Qualification
  • BACP Accreditation / UKCP Registration
  • Previous experience supporting vulnerable Children
  • UK Driving License and Access to Own Car


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard-work!

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.

  • £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of four weeks in your new placement.

  • Refer a Friend (Earn up to £750 per Referral) - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you up to £750 per Referral.