Hospice Counsellor Required: Loughborough, Leicestershire


Rainbows Hospice

Salary: £27,425 Full time Equivalent (£10,970 pro rata)

This is a permanent, part time vacancy that will close in 11 days at 23:59 GMT.

Rainbows is looking for a compassionate and dedicated Counsellor to join the team on a part time basis to cover 15 hours per week between Monday to Friday (working days/times to be agreed with successful candidate).

As the counsellor at Rainbows you will provide short-term anticipatory grief and bereavement counselling to family members of a baby, child or young person or young adult patients accessing Rainbows. You will provide a range of support in an individual, couple, family or group setting in line with best practice and professional framework.

You will have experience of working in a time limited counselling approach and experience of working with people experiencing loss and grief. You will have a good understanding of how grief impacts parents whose babies, children & young people have died.

You will need to demonstrate a broad variety of skills and competencies, including:

  • BACP registered or have another relevant ethical body certificate/registration
  • Level 4 Counselling Diploma or equivalent
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with people experiencing loss & grief
  • Experience of working independently, without management supervision
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the philosophy of palliative care & bereavement counselling

Desirable skills and experience;

  • Experience of working in a palliative/end of life care setting
  • Experience of working within diverse communities
  • Experience of working with families that include someone with palliative care/complex care needs

Our Benefits

  • Free car parking at the Hospice and access to company vehicles
  • Bupa healthcare cashback scheme
  • Free access to Health Assured EAP service
  • Wellbeing support and access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Generous annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Established Training programme
  • Subsidised freshly cooked meals whilst on shift in the Hospice

If you would like more information about this role, please email rebecca.sweetman@rainbows.co.uk, Bereavement Lead, or call 01509 638000.



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