Counsellor Required: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Closing Date: 06/06/2021
Location: In-Patient Unit, Welwyn Garden City
Salary: £25-30K (pro-rata)
Job Type: Permanent
Working pattern: Part time
Isabel Hospice is a registered charity which provides free palliative care and support for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses throughout eastern Hertfordshire, a population of almost 350,000 people.
We are seeking a Counsellor to join our Team, to provide emotional and psycho-social support to predominantly pre-bereaved patients and family members whilst also supporting the Bereavement Service when required. You will be working with other members of the Multi Disciplinary Team in providing appropriate services to individuals and families with complex needs, both at home, in the community and at our In Patient Unit. You will also work with the Children’s Service Manager, supporting children and young people through group work which will require occasional weekend and bank holiday working.
To apply you should be qualified to degree/diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy and accredited or working towards accreditation with a professional body (UKCP or BACP) with at least two years post qualification experience including some experience working with children and young people. You should have worked previously in a hospice or palliative care setting and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Social work qualification would be an advantage.
The working pattern for the position is 12pm-4pm Tuesday and Wednesday and 9.30am-1.30pm on the other days with some flexibility.