Child and Young Persons Counsellor

Contract: Full Time- 37.5 Hours Per Week
Location: Little Havens
Closing Date: Jun 17, 2021

We are currently recruiting a Child and Young Persons Counsellor to join our established Wellbeing Team, to provide counselling and emotional support to the children, young people and families using Havens Hospices care services. The successful applicant will be pivotal in delivering delivering an empowering, flexible and integrative style of person-centred care, to families, children, and young people.

Candidates will have:

  • Recognised professional counselling or psychotherapy qualification (Level 4 diploma as a minimum)
  • Membership of a professional body (BACP, UKCP, NCS)
  • Professionally accredited or eligible to work towards professional accreditation
  • Experience in a relevant healthcare environment
  • Palliative care / bereavement support experience
  • Ability to undertake clinical assessments and assess client’s needs and risks including those with complex issues
  • Intermediate keyboard and IT skills, working with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • To work as a key member of the Wellbeing Team to ensure high quality service delivery to all patients, carers and wider family members in an ethical and effective manner in line with organisational and professional standards.
  • To be responsible for a family support caseload as defined in conjunction with and approved by the Hospice Social workers and / or Head of Welfare and Wellbeing
  • To carry out home visits and complete Holistic needs assessments.
  • To plan and implement appropriate sessions for identified areas of support
  • Communicate effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team, District Nurse, GP, Social Services and other organisations

Benefits for you

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)