Counsellor

Status: Permanent

Closing Date: 15/06/2024

Interview Date: 24/06/2024

Hours: 30 – 36 hours per week

Salary: WTE: £29,543.00 to £44,323.00 – band 5 to 6 (depending on experience). Band 5 will progress to band 6 when accreditation complete

For over 30 years St Elizabeth Hospice has driven forward innovation and development of services, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and now further up the coast to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.  The Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board have awarded the specialist palliative and end of life care contract to East Coast Community Healthcare.  The contract includes a specialist palliative care service, which will be delivered in partnership with St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice.

This is an exciting time for St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice. It is a time of expansion, development and investment in the Hospice Team.  We have an opportunity for a Counsellor to join our well established service and work in a multi-disciplinary team. You will be supporting those living with a progressive or life-limiting illness and work within our LivingGrief bereavement service. You must be a Registered accredited Counsellor or working towards accreditation. Our ideal candidate will have proven abilities to work with clients and families who have changing needs, on an individual basis, with couples and in groups, as well as an understanding and ability to support individuals and families throughout their illness and in bereavement. There is capacity in the team to support a newly qualified counsellor working towards accreditation so newly qualified therapists are welcome to apply.

As well as being part of the multi-disciplinary team in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, you will also be part of the wider Emotional Wellbeing and Spiritual Care Team and LivingGrief service across St Elizabeth Hospice. You will therefore have opportunities to develop working relationships and contribute to service development within a well-established, supportive and dynamic team of counsellors, social workers, spiritual care workers and family support workers.

At this exciting time for St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice, we are looking for a dynamic, compassionate and highly motivated individual who can provide emotional support and counselling service for patients and their families requiring specialist palliative care.

In return we offer:

  • personal pension plan (NHS Pensions are transferrable)
  • excellent training opportunities
  • employee assistance programme
  • Medicash health cash plan
  • free parking

Click here to discover St Elizabeth Hospice and what it’s like to work with us or view the document below

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the hospice as “Outstanding”

If you would like an opportunity to find out some more about working at the hospice and how it can fit your own career aspirations, we recommend an informal visit/discussion prior to you completing your application. Please contact Katherine Grogan, Emotional Wellbeing Team Leader on katherine.grogan@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or Hanna McDowell, Head of Therapy & Community Care Units on hanna.McDowell@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

For more information please view the job description and person specification via the ‘vacancy description’ link below.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.


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