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Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Our client is seeking to recruit a dedicated Bereavement Support Practitioner to join the established team in supporting children and young people who are bereaved.
Bereavement Support Practitioner
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 (pro rata)
Base: Cumbria (negotiable, to be discussed at interview)
Our client is a charity that provides high quality child bereavement support for families and the professionals who support them, where a child of any age has died or a child is facing bereavement.
• To work with the Cumbria Bereavement Services Team Lead and Practitioner in providing and evaluating a service in Cumbria to support bereaved children and young people up to the age of 25.
• To uphold the ethos of the organisation’s bereavement service in what is offered to families
• To work within national and organisational guidelines and policies, ensuring that practice is standardised, ethical and safe for families, staff and volunteers. This includes child protection, complaints and grievance procedures.
• To support the Cumbria Bereavement Services Team Lead in continuing to develop the charity's services as a source of advice and support for families and professionals across Cumbria.
• To support the Cumbria Bereavement Support Team in the selection, training and support of volunteers for the Bereavement Service in Cumbria.
• To provide a programme of individual and family support sessions, family group programmes for children bereaved of someone important in their life, a Young People’s Advisory Group programme, school liaison, and signposting to their booked telephone support service for parents bereaved of a baby or child.
• To liaise with external agencies as appropriate, sharing expertise, information, skills and resources effectively, ensuring the widest possible area of need is met.
• To empower other professionals offering advice, resources and support through joint working, when working with bereaved children, young people and families.
• To monitor and evaluate all aspects of the charity’s Cumbria bereavement services.
• To participate in supervision, both individually and as part of the Cumbria team.
• To maintain and improve own professional competence and accountability.
Applicants should have a recognised, health, educational, social care, or counselling qualification, experience in working with children and families, excellent communication skills and be passionate about supporting bereaved families.
Closing Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
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 the employer.
Applications without covering letters will not be considered.
No agencies please.
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