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Counsellor Required: Wirral, Merseyside
Wirral Hospice St John’s, Merseyside
Counsellor (Band 6) 18 ¾ hours per week
Up to 12 months fixed term contract covering Maternity Leave
Salary – £27,634- £36,893 per annum (Pro Rata)
We are currently recruiting a qualified Counsellor.
The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Patient and Family Support Team and work across the hospice within the wider Multi Professional Team.
They will coordinate the routine delivery of Counselling to patients and their families or close carers and work with the Patient and Family Support Services Manager on identifying service development opportunities.
They will deliver a flexible counselling service and have a range of skilled approaches to meet individual need, working in individual, family or group settings as is required.
Experience of short term interventions and the ability to build a rapport very quickly will be an advantage.
They will have a role in supporting students and volunteers working within the hospice.
The role requires; proven ability to deliver counselling care, and experience of managing a case load, a demonstrable understanding of working with loss, deteriorating health and bereavement.
Experience of working within a health care or multi professional setting will be an advantage.
The post holder will need to have strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and the ability to maintain their own identity and integrity as the only counsellor in the organisation.
They will need good leadership, training and organisational skills with the ability to work flexibly under their own initiative as well as part of a multi professional team.