Where: Face to face, via secure online platform (Zoom) or telephone contact.
When: 2 to 4 clients per week.
DBS: Enhanced with adult barring check required.
Qualifications:An accredited counselling qualification, to be in the 2nd year of a diploma or degree in counselling (end of first year students will be considered), a social work qualification with appropriate counselling experience or significant relevant other experience.
Closing date: 31st January 2023
Interviews: 7th and 10th February 2023
About the role
We are looking for Bereavement Support Volunteers as part of our Adult Bereavement Support Service. The service offers 1:1 brief intervention support (typically a six-session model) to those recently bereaved, including those who have not previously been known to hospice services.
Your skills, abilities and qualifications:
- An accredited counselling qualification, to be in the 2nd year of a diploma or degree in counselling (first-year students will be considered), a social work qualification with appropriate counselling experience or significant relevant other experience.
- Experience of bereavement training (and some counselling hours).
- Completed some working online counselling training.
- Strong interpersonal skills, especially empathy and sensitivity.
- Flexibility to respond to the needs of the service (including IT updates).
- An awareness of the importance of client confidentiality.
- Meet with allocated clients on a one-to-one basis.
- Follow-up administration.
- Participate in regular monthly supervision group meetings, in accordance with best practice.
- Attend the hospice organisational induction, and relevant initial training for the role, as organised by FSC and DPFS.
Apply and more information
If you have passion and commitment in supporting people through their bereavement, please download the application form here and return along with a covering letter containing answers to the following questions:
- What attracts you to hospice and bereavement work?
- Looking at our values, how have you demonstrated these in your life?
- How do you think people can benefit from bereavement support?
- What have you learnt about yourself in your first year of training and how might that help you to support someone in their bereavement?
- Have you completed any additional counselling workshops or training in a related field?
We will also require a letter of competence to be included and your BACP or equivalent number.
Please be aware successful applicants are required to attend introductory training on Saturday 25th February 2023.
Please return your cover letter, application and letter of competence by email to email@example.com, by post, or drop it in next time you’re at the hospice before the closing date.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Ella Williams on 01323 434257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org