Bereavement Counsellor Required: Southampton, Hampshire


Closing Date:25/10/2020

Recruiter: Mountbatten Hampshire 

Location: Southampton

Salary: Up to £30,500.00

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: • Flexitime

37.5 hours per week to be worked in accordance with the needsof the service

This is an exciting time to join our team here at Mountbatten Hampshire as we expand our services to support more and more patients, their families and carers in Hampshire. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and we need talented and committed people to join our team to help us grow and develop our services.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Bereavement Counsellor, to support our patients who are living with life limiting conditions and to provide on-going support to their families and carers. As our bereavement counsellor you will be responsible:

  • for co-ordinating and efficient and effective bereavement service dedicated to the provisions of high quality support to bereaved families and carers,
  • for managing a caseload of clients including patients and their families/carers
  • for maintaining your knowledge and skills in the field of bereavement care to inform the service developments in line with professional best practice and research
  • for the supervision of a team of bereavement volunteers at the Hospice
  • for working flexibly within the policy framework of the Hospice with other professionals and the wide Multi-Disciplinary Team

About you:

You will hold a recognised professional qualification with current registration with the BACP. You will also be able to demonstration a commitment to CPD.

You will have experience of providing support to patients, their families and carers, you will have previous experience of providing bereavement support to children. Your bereavement experiences will ideally have been gained working within the NHS or Hospice or Charity environment.

You ideally will have experience of encouraging teams to challenge the ways of working to improve patient care, whilst maintaining the Hospices values and standards.

You will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbally and written which will enable you to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners including Children, young people, vulnerable adults and children. You be a confident motivated individual who is able to project warmth, empathy and sensitivity when supporting your patients, their families an carers.

You will be an organised individual who is able to prioritise and manage their own workloads whilst working within a highly emotional and flexible environment.

You will have a full current driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes as you will be required to visit, patients, their families and carers together with other professionals outside of the Hospice location.

What we can offer you:

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees including:

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Development and Training opportunities
  • Generous Annual Leave, Occupational Sickness and Maternity Benefit Schemes, subject to qualifying conditions
  • Recognition of previous Agenda for Change NHS Continuous Service for incremental progression, annual leave, maternity and sickness benefits
  • Pensions Schemes, including continuation of contributions to your NHS Pension scheme, subject to eligibility
  • Local Benefit Scheme including discounts with all ferry operators

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check the cost of which is covered by the Hospice.


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