Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

We are seeking a compassionate bereavement counsellor to join our Supportive Care Team on a part time basis working 2 days a week at the Hospice with some community visits.

In this role you will have responsibility for assessing and responding to the emotional and psychological needs of people who have a life limiting illness, their family and friends and those who have been bereaved.

You will work as part of a mulit-disciplinary team and carry your own caseload, working within the hospice setting and across the community. The role will also include developing and coordinating bereavement groups as well as working with individuals.

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Who are we looking for?

Coping with a life limiting illness is a huge challenge for everyone affected and as a counsellor you will need to be able to assess the emotional needs of not only the patients, but family members and/or carers, using your professional knowledge and judgement.

You will require:

- A counselling qualification BACP/UKCP accreditation
- Excellent counselling skills and be able to evidence ongoing CPD
- Confidence and organisational skills to manage your own caseload
- Be able to deliver one to one or group counselling sessions
- Good understanding of clinical risk and the complexities of this in grief work

Our dedicated and friendly counselling team are open, honest, flexible, and caring and deliver high standards of person centered care, why not come and join us!

What do we provide?

Please note that offers of employment are subject to satisfactory results from pre-employment checks (right to work, references, Occupational Health, DVLA). If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager Eirian Levell, Care Director, on If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact us on We will shortlist and interview candidates as applications are received. Our people are our strength. We value diversity and inclusion so encourage applications from everyone, regardless of race, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age.

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Job Features

Job CategoryClinical
DepartmentSupportive Care Services
LocationNorth Chailey and local Community
SalaryBand 4 (£23,100 FTE)
Working hours15 hours per week
Contract typePermanent
Closing dateN/A

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