Starting salary £17,782 per annum (based on FTE for 35 hours per week of £29,638)
Teversham, Cambridgeshire
Closing date for all applications: 
9am, Wednesday 19th June 2024

The post is for a permanent part-time position, 21 hours per week over 3 days

Starting salary £17,782 per annum (FTE based on 35 hours per week £29,638)

Based in Teversham, Cambridgeshire

Ormiston Families is one of the leading charities working with children, young people and families in the East of England. We take early and preventative action to support families to be safe, healthy and resilient. All our services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing. We can only achieve this with the people who choose to work for us.

Ormiston Families’ Stars is a specialist children’s bereavement support service providing counselling support to children and young people aged 4-19 in Cambridgeshire who have or will experience the loss of a family member or a significant person in their lives. The age group we support are usually from 4 to 19 years old.

The role is to provide bereavement counselling to children and young people resident or in school in Cambridgeshire, prior to or following the death of a significant person, primarily through one-to-one counselling. The purpose of the role is to provide therapeutic support to children who have or will experience bereavement; and to help them to process and identify the complex emotions associated with grief, accept their loss and move on with their lives.  This role also involves arranging and facilitating bereavement assessments for referrals made into our service and also provides indirect support through liaison with families, schools and other referrers. Team and clinical meetings are held regularly at the Stars office.

You will be a qualified counsellor and member of BACP (or other recognised professional body) with a minimum of two years’ post-qualification experience and must have experience of working with children and adolescents in pre and post bereavement. You will also have knowledge and understanding of the theory and benefits of using a range of creative arts, such as clay and sand trays. You will be able to organise and manage your client workload and work effectively within a small team. Preferably, you will also have experience of working in a school setting. You will have access to a car and have a clean driving license, as the role will involve regular travel throughout Cambridgeshire.

You will be looking to be part of a clinical team that is committed to the welfare of bereaved children and the provision of a high quality, evidence-informed service.

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Closing date for all applications: 9am, Wednesday 19th June 2024

Interviews (in person) to be held: Wednesday 26th June 2024

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