Part-time Bereavement Support Practitioner
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (3 days) Initial 12 month fixed term contract to 31 March 2022 and subject to continued funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Rate: £26,000 pro rata per annum
Reporting: NHS Bereavement Services Team Lead
Base: The Royal Hospital for Children – Glasgow
We help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.
Would you like to bring your expertise, skills and experience to the third sector and contribute to a growing national charity? Are you passionate about supporting bereaved children, parents and families, and the professionals who work with them?
Child Bereavement UK has been commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training and support for hospital staff.
We are seeking to recruit a part-time Bereavement Support Practitioners to this established service:
The post will be based at The Royal Hospital for Children but travel across Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board will be required post-Covid. (As the role is based within the hospital all staff are required to comply with the hospitals’ protocols and Health and Safety requirements ie the wearing of PPE and participation in regular lateral flow testing)
The post will be for a fixed term until 31 March 2022 and is subject to continued funding from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Applicants should have a recognised, health, social care, or counselling qualification, experience in working with parents, children and families, excellent communication skills and be passionate about supporting bereaved families and those whose roles bring them into contact with these families.
Closing Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021 (by Zoom)
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews offered, on an ongoing basis.
We reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date should a suitable applicant be found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
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Child Bereavement UK recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME).
No agencies please.