Funded by:

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until June 2022

Salary: £16,290 per annum (FTE £27,150) 

Closing date: 16th September 2019

Interview date: 24th September and 25th September 2019

DBS: Enhanced with Adult and Child Barring

About us

St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides end of life support to the population of Eastbourne and the surrounding parts of East Sussex, from our stunning hospice building and through our highly skilled community teams. We are rated an ‘outstanding’ provider by the Care Quality Commission and have a clear vision of reaching increasing numbers of local patients and their families, in close collaboration with our community. 

The role

An opportunity has arisen for an assistant coordinator/ counsellor to join The Seahorse Project (Community Children and Young Persons Bereavement Service) at St Wilfrid’s Hospice on a Fixed Term Contract ending in June 2022.

We are looking for a qualified counsellor who shares our values of being compassionate, professional, progressive and respectful and who has experience working with children and young people with complex needs. You will have sound knowledge of childhood bereavement principles and relevant legislation regarding children.

Duties include

As a member of the Hospice multi-disciplinary team you will:-

  • Carry your own caseload (1:1 brief intervention counselling support).
  • Have a key role in helping to grow and develop the project. For this you will need excellent project co-ordination and administration skills.
  • Help develop a team of dedicated volunteers for the project and help build key relationships with external partners (e.g. schools).
  • Undertake telephone assessments and working with outcome measures as a model of care will also be part of the role.

You will be required to work one day on the weekend as part of your normal working week.

Benefits included

  • We offer a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days per year plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Employee assistance programmes
  • Additional training opportunities

To find out more please contact Ella Williams, email [email protected] or telephone 01323 434257 for further information.

To apply please download an application form and return completed to [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding your application please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team on 01323 434260 or email [email protected]

Please note that CVs will not be accepted, unless candidates are unable to complete our application form due to a disability.

Previous applicants need not apply. 

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