Counsellor

Hours – negotiable up to 16 per week

Working days are flexible but with an expectation of one evening a week

Salary £30,624 to £32,979 pro rata

The Linden Centre, one of the Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services, provides emotional support and counselling to adults, children and young people who are affected by the serious illness or death of someone significant who are at risk of prolonged or complex grief. As part of the role you will take responsibility for day-to-day delivery of therapeutic interventions allocated to you by the co-ordinators. The role will provide an opportunity to develop skills in both 1-1 and group support, within the Linden centre and out in the community.

The Linden Centre is in the process of transformation and looking to the future.  The successful candidate will be part of co-creating something new and exciting. Working in the Palliative care environment is challenging.  We have a wonderful opportunity for someone who is passionate, enthusiastic, and motivated to making a difference for adults who are living with a palliative illness, caring for someone with a palliative illness and those in a pre and post bereavement situation.

We are looking for a counsellor with an understanding of the issues for individuals facing loss and grief. Applicants must be registered with BACP and preferably have some post qualification experience of working with adults and/or experience of working with clients on bereavement issues.

The post will support the local health economy, providing training to external partners and working across the locality to help build relationships and to support the charity.

Working for a charity brings lots of positive benefits and challenges, we are committed to our values and are looking for counsellors who can demonstrate those values and keep clients at the centre to influence change.

The successful candidate will be joining an organisation which is highly rated by the people who work there. The 2023 Staff Survey found 98% of respondents enjoy the work that they do, 96% were proud to work for our Charity and 96% enjoy working with the people within the organisation.

Our Staff Benefits:

  • 38 days annual leave each year, pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Professional Registration fees reimbursed
  • Various Health and Wellbeing benefits including annual flu and Covid-19 vaccinations, access to complementary therapy and counselling.
  • Free car parking on site
  • Discounted staff meals
  • Pension scheme, or NHS Pensions are transferable
  • Maternity/Paternity benefits

Applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development.

For further details please see the job description and personal specification.

To apply, please send your current CV with a covering letter to Julie Crooks via email on Julie.crooks@nhs.net.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Andy Sanderson-Thomas or Janine Hill on 01253 952582.

Closing date for applications:  16 July 2024

 


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