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Bereavement Support Practitioner

Coach House Media Ltd
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East (On-site)
£24,000 per annum, pro rata
Job description

We are seeking to recruit a Bereavement Support Practitioner for bereaved children, young people and parents in Milton Keynes.

Bereavement Support Practitioner
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 pa (Pro-rata)
Base: Eastlake Park, Milton Keynes

You will support the Bereavement Services Team in developing and establishing CBUK’s services as a source of advice and support for families and professionals across Milton Keynes and the wider region. Providing a programme of individual, couple and family support sessions, family group programmes for children bereaved of someone important in their life, a Young People’s Advisory Group programme and school liaison.

You will liaise with agencies external to CBUK as appropriate, sharing expertise, information, skills and resources effectively; ensuring the widest possible area of need is met.

Child Bereavement UK has 23 years’ experience in supporting families and educating professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Child Bereavement UK directly supports families at a variety of locations across the UK.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Training and relevant experience in working with children, young people, adults and families
  • Relevant bereavement training
  • Knowledge of support services available for children and families
  • Knowledge of education, social services and primary care services
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive attitude, energy and drive

Closing Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button and attach your CV and a short covering letter outlining how your experience fits the role, it will be sent automatically to us.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 09 November 2017
Closed date: 30 November 2017 at 23:30
Job ref: 149660_CBU
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner