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Head of Family Support

Wessex Children's Hospice Trust
Post date
11 May 2021
Closing date
17 May 2021
Sutton Scotney
Up to £50,000
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Our family support team is here for good days, difficult days and last days, helping all members of the family with a life limited child or young person.

You will lead and continue the development of our already established and successful family support team, providing psycho-social support to children, young people and families who visit our hospices. This help extends to the whole family – children, parents and siblings – and is built on care and understanding of their needs at a time of crisis and uncertainty. With support from the counsellors, social worker, sibling support worker and Chaplain you will ensure that we respond to the needs of the family in the most timely and appropriate way, using internal resources and those from external agencies and organisations.
The importance of the Family Support Team to our families is enormous, involved with the family at the first point of referral and maintaining that involvement for as long as our services are required.

Holding a qualification in Psychology, Psychotherapy or Counselling you will work with both children and adults, and it is vital that you have experience of working with bereavement. Proven line management experience is essential and effective communication skills are crucial to the role as you will be required to liaise with a wide range of colleagues and organisations. Some travel throughout our region may be required so you must possess a full driving licence.
Benefits include 28 days holiday, a Group pension scheme, life assurance and a pleasant working environment.
An enhanced with barred list DBS disclosure will be required for this role.

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