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Bereavement Support Worker (2 year fixed term)

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Post date
24 November 2023
Closing date
10 December 2023
North Anston, Sheffield
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About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are support around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.
Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more. It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

Due to the expansion of our bereavement services, we are seeking a new Bereavement Support Worker to join our Family Support Team. This role will support families who have experienced the loss of a child and involves providing holistic support from the point of referral for as long as needed. Working under the mentorship of our experienced Senior Bereavement Support Worker, you will be the first point of contact following bereavement and be able to offer practical and emotional support, signposting to colleagues as needed.

From 1st April 2022 all direct care provision and/or close contact roles at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice require full COVID vaccination as a Condition of Deployment. The role of Bereavement Support Worker falls into this category.

The requirements:

To fulfil the role effectively you will be an emotionally resilient person and able to work flexibly and collaboratively across the care services.
You will ideally have experience of working with children and families who have complex needs, offering support packages that meet their individual requirements.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

• 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
• Sick pay
• Health Care Cash Back Scheme
• Free counselling sessions
• Enhanced maternity pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Enhanced parental bereavement leave
• Compassionate leave
• Salary sacrifice scheme
• Training & Development
• Investment in your wellbeing
• Volunteering & shadowing days
• Free parking on main site
• Free drinks and subsidised meals
• Time off in lieu
• Uniform
• Eligible for NHS Blue Light Card
• Eligible for The Company Shop
At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For more information and to download an application form, please visit our website:

Please note that only Bluebell Wood application forms will be accepted for this post.

Closing date: 10 December 2023

Interviews: 21 December 2023

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