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Bereavement Counsellor (Kent, SE London or East Sussex)

Demelza Hospice Care For Children
Post date
17 December 2021
Closing date
16 January 2022
Sittingbourne, Eltham or St Leonards on Sea
Band 6 equivalent - £32,312-£35,673 FTE
PT or FT hours considered
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We are excited to be offering an opportunity for a counsellor to join Demelza’s Family Support Department. The postholder will manage their own caseload providing counselling for people who have been bereaved and are in need of a counselling intervention.

We are looking for a compassionate, creative and skilled individual to provide sessions around anticipatory grief and to those that are bereaved. There are a variety of interventions delivered by Family Support, both face to face and virtually, which include Bereavement Cafes, memory services and specialist creative groups. This role will assess referrals for counselling support, attend and be part of multi-disciplinary working and engage with other organisations that work with families facing bereavement.

To be successful in this role you will be registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have experience of working therapeutically with adults and families. You will have experience of working in a health care, social care or education setting. You will be able to demonstrate a flexible working style to accommodate individual difference in according to age, culture and family context. You will be team-oriented, while having the ability to work well on your own initiative.

We strongly welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, although we are underrepresented across the department with male employees and thus we encourage applications from this group.
Demelza requires some flexibility with the working pattern to facilitate evening or weekend sessions. We understand the important of flexible working in order to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offer many different configurations, including a combination of remote and on-site working.

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children and young people with serious and terminal conditions and their loved ones, across Kent, East Sussex and South East London. We help with every element of life for a child or young person with a serious or terminal condition by providing tailored care. From diagnosis through to end of life and bereavement services, we’re there for that journey.

Apply now to join #TeamDemelza and be part of our passion and dedication to be there when we are needed the most.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please email Jo Burton to arrange an informal chat.

Closing Date – Sunday 16th January 2022
Interview Date – Tuesday 25th January 2022

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit our website

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