Teversham, Cambridgeshire
Closing date for all applications: 
9am Monday 30th May 2022

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Stars (Bereavement – Children & Adolescents)

The post is for a permanent position, 35 hours per week
Starting salary £29,036 per annum
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.

Stars is a specialist children’s bereavement support service providing 1-2-1 counselling support to children who have experienced 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 support for 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 enable children who are experiencing bereavement 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 made into the service and also provides indirect support through liaison with families, schools and other referrers.

You will be a qualified counsellor with a minimum of two years’ post-qualification experience. You will have experience of working with bereaved children and adolescents, and 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 schools. 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:                          9am, Monday 30th May 2022

Interviews to be held:            week commencing 6th June 2022

Ormiston Families reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications ahead of the closing date.

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