Bereavement Counsellor Required: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Not For Profit People Services
We are looking for a forward thinking and experienced family support practitioner/bereavement counsellor who is passionate about specialist palliative care to join our Family Support Team.
Position: Bereavement Counsellor, Family Support practitioner
Location: Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ
Salary: £27,000 – £30582 pa depending on experience
Contract: Permanent, Full time – 37.5 hours per week over 5 days
Closing Date: 11th July 2022
About the role:
As a Family Support Practitioner you will provide level 3 (NICE Guidance 2004) psychological services for patients and their families which address pre-bereavement and post bereavement needs. You will complete a psycho-social assessment for patients and their family/carer including the identification of social strengths, needs, and goals. You will work in close partnership with the clinical teams within the hospice and other organisations
We are looking for a forward thinking and experienced family support practitioner/bereavement counsellor who is passionate about specialist palliative care to join a Family Support Team.
The successful candidate will have evidence of post qualifying counselling experience in a health or social care service. They will have experience of multidisciplinary working and an understanding of end of life and bereavement issues.
Essential requirements for the post:
- Registration and Accreditation with a regulatory body: BACP/ UKCP
- Experience of counselling in a healthcare setting
- Experience of teaching and training staff and volunteers
- Creating and facilitating carers/bereavement groups.
- Continuation of NHS pension and Holiday allowance**
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 plus bank holidays pro rata
- Private pension matched at either 3% or 5%
- Enhanced Maternity Benefits
- Enhanced Sick leave
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