Family Support Practitioner

Location
Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ
Salary
£12.95 - £14.18 Per hour, plus enhancements, continuation of your NHS pension.
Posted
06 Sep 2021
Closes
04 Oct 2021
Ref
2626
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Family Support Practitioner

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and experienced family support practitioner who is passionate about specialist palliative care to join a Family Support Team at Leckhampton Court Hospice

Position: Family Support Practitioner

Location: Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ

Hours: 37.5 hours per week - we will consider less hours on a job share basis

Salary: £12.95 - £14.18 Per hour, plus enhancements, continuation of your NHS pension.

Contract: Permanent

About the role:

There has never been a more important time to provide high quality, specialist end-of-life care to support patients and their families. As a Family Support Practitioner you will provide level 3 (NICE Guidance 2004) psychological services for patients and their families which address pre-bereavement and post bereavement needs. You will complete a psycho-social assessment for patients and their family/carer including children to identify social strengths, needs, and goals. You will work in close partnership with the clinical teams within the hospice and other organisations.

About you:

The successful Family Support Practitioner will have evidence of post qualifying counselling experience in a health or social care service. They will have experience of multidisciplinary working and an understanding of end of life issues.

Essential requirements for the post:

 

  • Experience of Teaching and training staff and volunteers
  • Creating and facilitating carers/bereavement groups
  • An understanding of supporting children whose parents have terminal illness or are facing death, linking with wider appropriate services.
  • Registration with the regulatory bodies is mandatory: BACP / UKCP

 

In Return:

As well as knowing what you do makes a huge difference to people at the most difficult times of their lives, you will also receive a fantastic benefits package, including:

 

  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday - rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Continuation of NHS pension (T&Cs apply)
  • NHS holiday honoured (Up to a maximum of 30 days, T&Cs apply)

 

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Bereavement Counsellor, Bereavement Support Practitioner, Bereavement Services Manager, Volunteer Bereavement Support Enabler, Bereavement Support Nurse, Bereavement Support Services Officer, Counsellor/Therapist, etc.