The role is to provide level 3 counselling to support to patients, family members and those recently bereaved in our wider community in the context of Covid-19 It may also be to offer level 3 counselling to professionals affected by caring for the same cohort of people.
Tasks and activities
• Providing counselling to allocated clients on a one-to-one or group basis working remotely via telephone or online secure platforms
• Follow-up administration, including maintaining electronic records
• Participating in regular quarterly supervision provided by the Hospice in accordance with best practice (it is advised you have a separate individual supervisor in addition to hospice supervision)
• Completing the Hospice organisational induction, including the relevant mandatory training activities
• Completing an annual review
Skills and personal qualities
• To hold a BACP accredited counselling qualification; diploma level or above
• To be a member of the BACP
• Experience of offering counselling support post qualification
• To attend regular clinical supervision sessions that you organize as part of your practice
• Experience of working with grief and loss
• To have completed/to be working towards completing online counselling training
• Flexibility to be able to respond to the needs of the service
• Able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Enjoy working as a member of a team.
• A commitment to our values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.
• To have had no close bereavements in the past 2 years
• To be able to attend training sessions
• Appreciate the importance of self-care to cope with the emotional demands of bereavement work and a willingness to participate in supervision.
Training and support
• Organisation Induction
• Quarterly supervision and ongoing training input
• Access to the PAH education programme
Time commitment 1 group session per month for patients, family members or bereaved people in our care area (who were not under our care) – approximately 2 hours (including pre and post session work) Or 1 group session per month for professionals coming to terms with their current workload which includes an increased number of people affected by the Covid-19 virus and its effect on others – approximately 2 hours (including pre and post session work) In addition, Fortnightly 1:1 hourly sessions for patients, family members or recently bereaved people (for people whose loved one was not under our care) up to 2 clients Or Fortnightly 1:1 hourly sessions for professionals working in areas where there is an increased number of people affected by Covid-19 -up to 2 clients
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