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Role description

Fixed Term – 3 years
Hospice Band 6 – Starting Salary £36,917 (rising to £40,736 subject to satisfactory performance) + Pension + Benefits
Full time – 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an approachable, organised, motivated and compassionate counsellor to join our specialist Family Support Team.

Working with other counsellors and as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be instrumental in the continued development of counselling, bereavement and carer support services at St Columba’s Hospice. Working with adults living with palliative care illness and facing end of life, as well as with their relatives and loved ones, you will be a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor and/or CBT therapist, accredited by BACP and/or BABCP or eligible for such accreditation, and will have specialist knowledge of illness, loss and bereavement. You will provide sessions both in-person and/or remotely via telephone and/or NHS NearMe. Able to work well as part of a team, you will have excellent communication skills, and will enjoy being involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers.

Experience of providing counselling supervision, of working in a health care setting, and of offering time-limited psychological therapies and group work would support your application.

For an informal discussion about the post please call Craig Hutchison, Family Support Team Manager, on 0131 551 1381.

Please download the application form and job description below or visit our website at www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk .  Alternatively call 0131 551 7722 or email jobs@stcolumbashospice.org.uk 

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