Infertility Counsellor Required; Liverpool, Merseyside

 

NHS Site: Liverpool Women’s Hospital+Knutsford

Town: Liverpool

Salary: £32,306 – £39,027 per annum pro rata

Salary period: Yearly

Closing: 01/12/2021 23:59

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Permanent

Hours

  • Part time
  • Flexible working

30 hours per week (Weekdays and Saturdays)

Job ref: 159-LWH-395-21

 

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified counsellor to provide therapeutic, implications and support counselling to patients seeking fertility treatments, donors and donor conceived people. We require someone for an immediate start to work from Liverpool Women’s Hospital and the Knutsford Hewitt Fertility Clinic.

The candidate must possess a recognised qualification in counselling and be willing to work towards BICA accreditation.  You should demonstrate a knowledge, experience and/or particular interest of working with emotional and psychological needs of individuals and couples suffering from fertility difficulties and the experiences of donor conceived people and donors. Applicants will also need to show the skills and knowledge to be able to contribute to assessments of the Welfare on the Unborn Child.

This post is a unique specialist role which requires the counsellor to be confident, resilient and able to work autonomously as well as working closely with the multi-disciplinary team.
The applicant will need to demonstrate a high degree of commitment to professional, personal and service developments.  We also require you to be flexible and an excellent team player.

 

Main duties of the job

 

To provide a service that is sensitive and adaptable to the needs of the individual client, couple and family before, during and after treatment, taking into account physical health and abilities, form of involvement in assisted conception, stages of investigation and treatment and other sources of support.
To provide the three distinct types of counselling as outlined in the HFEA code of practice – support counselling and therapeutic counselling as well as implications counselling for patients taking part in gametes donation treatments (receiving or donating ovum, sperm or embryo) and surrogacy (surrogate and commissioning couples).
To provide face to face, online and telephone counselling.
To perform Welfare of the Unborn Child assessments
To co-ordinate face to face and online support groups
To provide support to donor conceived people and donors wishing to register with the DCR or HFEA services
To attend regular team meetings
To adhere the HFEA, The Hewitt fertility Centre and Trust policies and be up to date with mandatory training and role related competencies.

 

Main duties of the job

To provide a service that is sensitive and adaptable to the needs of the individual client, couple and family before, during and after treatment, taking into account physical health and abilities, form of involvement in assisted conception, stages of investigation and treatment and other sources of support.

To provide the three distinct types of counselling as outlined in the HFEA code of practice – support counselling and therapeutic counselling as well as implications counselling for patients taking part in gametes donation treatments (receiving or donating ovum, sperm or embryo) and surrogacy (surrogate and commissioning couples).

To provide face to face, online and telephone counselling.
To perform Welfare of the Unborn Child assessments
To co-ordinate face to face and online support groups
To provide support to donor conceived people and donors wishing to register with the DCR or HFEA services
To attend regular team meetings
To adhere the HFEA, The Hewitt fertility Centre and Trust policies and be up to date with mandatory training and role related competencies.

 

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