Role description

Fixed Term – 2 years
Hospice Band 5 – Starting Salary £29,510 pro rata (rising to £32,915 pro rata subject to satisfactory performance) + Pension + Benefits
Part-time (22.5 hours per week)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, approachable, organised and compassionate practitioner to join our existing service for children and young people whose family members have been diagnosed with incurable illness.

With experience of working with children and families facing bereavement and an understanding of the social and emotional needs of children and young people, you’ll support families as they help children to understand and adjust to the changes caused by incurable illness, assist families to make plans for the future, and help ensure that children/young people are appropriately informed and involved in the decisions which affect their lives. You’ll have a relevant qualification in health, education, social care, play therapy or counselling and an understanding of the legal and structural requirements for meeting children’s needs, as well as a grounding in child protection.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Craig Hutchison, Family Support Team Manager on 0131 551 1381.

Please download the application form and job description below or visit our website at  Alternatively call 0131 551 7722 or email 


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