As a qualified or student Counsellor (or other relevant therapist) trained to work specifically with young people, you will provide face-to-face support to children, young people and families who are bereaved or facing the loss of a significant person, and have been referred to our service looking for help. As part of the role, you will be trained in providing one-to-one specialist bereavement support and, in time, can learn to facilitate support groups if interested.

As part of your induction, we hold a three-day training course at Farleigh Hospice and it is a requirement that you attend all three sessions. We provide monthly group supervision to support you in your work and a number of training days spread over the year for ongoing development.


What you'll do
  • Provide counselling for young people, children and families on an individual basis
  • Participate in the work of the Yo-Yo Project
  • Undertake relevant caseload (min 1 client, max 4 clients for students)
  • Attend supervision/feedback sessions (individual or in a small group) with your Team Leader on a bi-monthly basis
  • Attend annual review/appraisal sessions (this will be a 1:1 session)
  • Attend training and mandatory sessions

Minimum Requirements
  • Professional counselling or other relevant therapy qualification. Students must be studying towards a relevant qualification and eligible for placement
  • Physical ability to fulfil the requirements of the role including safe moving and handling

Ready to apply?

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