Senior Counsellor Required: Worcester, Worcestershire


St Richard’s Hospice

Job title          Senior Counsellor

Hours             22.5 hours per week

Salary             £37,107 – £41,271 FTE. per annum. (Actual salary for 22.5 hours, £22,264 – £24,763, per annum)

Contract        Permanent

Location         Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT

The role

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Counsellor to join the Family Support Service at St Richard’s Hospice. The successful applicant will lead a team who provide structured support to adults with an illness that cannot be cured and their carers and loved ones, as well as adults and children who have experienced the loss of a close fiend or family member.

The team offers a wide range of support including Counselling, a Bereavement Service (including Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW), Social Work, Citizens Advice and group support.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the line management of the Counselling team and to carry an active caseload, taking responsibility for management and organisation of own client group.

This post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About you

The successful applicant will have a recognised degree or diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy.  You will be expected to be member of BACP or other appropriate professional body and maintain your professional competence.

You will have experience of providing line management to Counsellors, experience of working in loss and grief and experience of working with trauma in bereavement and palliative care are essential for the post.

Due to the nature of some of the role requirements, a current UK driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.

This role requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

What we offer

We offer a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including;

  • Fantastic team where everyone is welcomed and empowered to give their best
  • Supportive management – keen to develop you
  • Generous annual leave (seven weeks including bank holidays)
  • Benenden Healthcare offering diagnosis, treatment, 24/7 GP and mental health advice lines, discounts etc. or Cash plan giving cash back for day to day healthcare such as optical or dental costs
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Fabulous subsidised on-site café
  • Pension scheme and opportunity to continue NHS pension for clinical staff
  • Free Will writing service


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