Children & Young People’s Bereavement Therapist: Greater Manchester


Closing date: Noon, Monday 13 July.

Job Title: Children & Young People’s Bereavement Therapist
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Accountable to: Assistant Head of Operations
Reporting to: Therapy Services Coordinator
Location: King’s Court, M6
Salary: £21,589 per annum pro rata
Hours: 17.5 Hours (with flexible working required to suit the needs of the role)

At Gaddum, we treat everyone as individuals. We really get to know those we help, understanding their world to offer a range of support that’s right for them. Our promise of tailored support is made possible by our breadth and depth of knowledge, through our unwavering commitment to the local people of Greater Manchester.

Our experience listening to generation after generation, for nearly 200 years, has taught us the importance of considering not just the individual but also the relationships around them. Our innovative approach means we can, not only build resilience, but identify further risks and offer preventive support now and in the future. At Gaddum, we believe that by supporting individuals, we ultimately help support entire communities.

Our aim is to empower and enhance the lives of people in Greater Manchester. We currently work across a number of Greater Manchester authorities, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan.

Job Summary:

To work as a member of Gaddum’s Therapeutic Services which includes counsellors and play therapists. You will manage your own caseload and will need to travel throughout Greater Manchester as required.

Job Purpose:

To provide therapeutic support to children and young people who have become stuck in their grieving process following the bereavement of a significant other. This will include one to one and group work which will usually take place at Gaddum House, the child’s school or home. Effective working relationships with parents, carers and other professionals is a crucial element of the role.

Qualifications and Experience

Therapists must possess as psychotherapeutic qualification and have experience of working with children and families in a therapeutic setting.

Interview date: Provisionally Monday 20 July. It should be noted that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, interviews are likely to be held using Zoom video conferencing.


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