Where: Face to Face, via secure online platform (Zoom) or via telephone contact
When: 2-4 clients per week – (weekends preferred or after school hours 4-7pm)
DBS: Enhanced with adult and child 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: 25th March 2022
Interviews: 5th and 6th April 2022
About the role
We are looking for bereavement support volunteers for our Children’s Seahorse Project. The bereavement service offers 1:1 brief intervention support (typically a 6 session model) to recently bereaved, including those who have not been previously 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 (& some counselling hours)
- Completed some working online counselling training
- Some experience of working with children and young people
- Strong interpersonal skills, especially empathy & 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
- Attend Seahorse Project meetings held bi-monthly
Apply and more information
If you have passion and commitment to supporting people through their bereavement, please download the application form from our website 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?
Please return your cover letter and application by email to email@example.com, post, or drop it in next time you’re at the hospice before the closing date.
If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Ella Williams on 01323 434257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org