Family Support Practitioner

Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ
£12.95 - £14.18 Per hour, plus enhancements, continuation of your NHS pension.
06 Sep 2021
04 Oct 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

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.