Counsellor - Child Bereavement

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/02/2022 22:59
£38,890 – £41,881 per annum, pro rata (actual £26,277 - £28,297 per annum)
Hours per week:
25 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
7 Feb
Further Information

Fixed term for 3 months (with a possibility to extend)

The Children’s Hospital Social Work Team based at the RVI Hospital in Newcastle and covering the RVI, Great North Children’s Hospital and the Freeman Hospital, currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Bereavement Counsellor to offer informed counselling to the families, children and staff who have experienced the death of a child.

The post would be for an initial fixed term of 12 weeks with a view to being extended. You will have a degree or diploma in counselling, with essentially at least 3 years post qualification experience with substantial proven practice hours and be skilled in working therapeutically with adults and children.
You will also have the appropriate registration e.g., BACP.

The counselling role provides person centred therapy to adults and children who have experienced a child bereavement, in the form of 1-1 counselling using face to face, telephone and virtual media, couples and family group counselling, depending on need.

For an informal discussion please contact either Paula Appleby, Bereavement Counsellor or Julie Anderson, Team Manager on 0191 282 5334.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Working in Care Homes - In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre-employment checks.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.