Children and Family Therapist Required: Pembury, Kent


Location: Based at the main Hospice in Pembury, Kent, with potential requirement to work at other locations.

Salary: £34,304 FTE

CategoryStaff(: Counselling and Support Service)

Working Hours: Part-Time or Sessional Basis 18.5 hours


We have an exceptional opportunity for a passionate and committed children and family therapist/counsellor to join the Hospice in the Weald, primarily but not exclusively working for the new Children’s Service based in Pembury.

Hospice in the Weald has cared for adults facing terminal illness for the past 40 years and we are now going to be supporting families locally by providing a new Children’s service. The service will provide home visits and emotional support plus there will be a Children’s Centre in Pembury, where children will be able to take part in a range of activities to support them.

You will be part of a team providing high quality holistic care to children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

This is an exciting time to join the team as you will have the opportunity to plan a role that’s in its development, working alongside children’s registered nurses and volunteers to help us care for our first caseload of children. You will support and enable children, young people and their families to have access to experiences they may not otherwise be able to have.

You will be responsible for providing family therapy interventions at the stages of, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, recurrence, palliative care, and bereavement in line with the core values of the Hospice. As well as supporting the multidisciplinary team in their assessment of patients, carers and families’ psychosocial and spiritual needs.

Ideally you will have a professional qualification in the field of children and family counselling and extensive experience working with children and/or young people with complex health needs, and their families in a similar environment. Experience of working with grief, attachment, separation and loss and the ability to use a variety of theoretical approaches and family therapy interventions will be essential. You will be able to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Hospice’s policies and procedures and have exceptional communication skills.

Please do ensure that you have read the full job description and person specification before applying.

Benefits include a very rewarding working environment, generous holiday allowance (including the opportunity to buy more!) pension scheme, free parking and subsidised cafe. You can view more information about our range of benefits here.

For more information, please contact Recruiting Manager Jane Pantony, 07974668721 or

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory for this post but we encourage all staff and volunteers to access the COVID vaccine.


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