Online Bereavement Counsellor Required: Home-Based


Salary: £32,322 – £33,964 pa pro rata plus competitive reward and benefit scheme
Employment Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: Full and Part Time
Ref No: 9020OBS
Closing Date: 07/02/2024

Home based (30 – 37.5 hours a week)
£32,322 – £33,964a pro rata plus competitive benefits package*

We have a growing demand for bereavement counselling, so we are seeking to recruit qualified and experienced counsellors to join our expanding service.

We are a fast-growing team in a service specialising in time limited bereavement counselling. You will be part of a strong and vibrant group of counsellors with vast experience of working in this field. Sue Ryder has strong values we adhere to. They provide a nurturing basis to do such challenging work in and create a secure base we can all connect with.

This job is home-based which means it’s easier to get a good work-life balance. Come join us!

Counsellors will be BACP or UKCP accredited. We are looking for experience of working with bereavement and delivering counselling online, primarily by video link, and by telephone on occasion. We would welcome applications from counsellors with additional training in working online & telephone, although further training may be available.

Working hours are between 8am & 8pm Monday to Friday – we have a particular demand for evening appointments.

We would welcome applications from counsellors with experience in BSL.

Responsibilities include:

– Providing bereavement counselling via video link
– Assessing clients for counselling and working with the AAG (Adult Attitude to Grief scale)
– Working ethically and in line with organisational policy and procedure
– Confidential, timely and accurate record keeping
– Being supportive towards the ongoing development of the service

Essential skills and competencies:

– You will need to be a qualified counsellor with a degree/diploma, substantial post qualifying experience with knowledge of bereavement issues and models.
– Experience of providing counselling by video link is essential.
– Formal training in online counselling is desirable (minimum of 80 hours CPD).
– You will be responsible for ensuring that your practice is safe and confidential, in line with quality and governance policies and procedures.
– An ability to work flexibly and adapt to change.
– You will need a quiet, private workspace and reliable high speed internet connection.
– As a home based worker it is important that you’re able to form effective and positive relationships within the team and the wider organisation.

This is a national service and occasional travel may be required.

Competitive Benefits Package

– 27 days’ holiday rising to 33 with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata if part-time)
– Company pension scheme
– EAP support scheme
– Staff discount with thousands of retailers
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
– and lots more. Please visit our careers website for the full list.

Closing date: 7th February
Interview date: TBC


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