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Care Quality Commission - CQC

Counsellor and Bereavement Lead

Title: Counsellor and Bereavement Lead
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £35,813 – £38,549 FTE (Weldmar Salary Scale)

Closing date: 1st February, 2021
Interview date: 18th February, 2021

“Our work is so rewarding, we can make a real difference”

We are looking for a talented individual to lead Weldmar Hospicecare’s Bereavement Service, which forms part of our holistic and specialist palliative care.

With the stunning Jurassic Coast, incredible local scenery, picturesque villages and vibrant local towns, Dorset really is an incredible place to live and work.  You will be based in the beautiful surroundings of our Inpatient Unit in Dorchester.

Work for a secure, respected and much loved local charity ✅
Personally satisfying work ✅
Make a valued difference to people with their end of life experiences ✅
Excellent staff care with a variety of support options ✅

Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will have operational responsibility for the management, delivery and development of the service, with a provision of a counselling and support service to patients, families and carers.

You will be a highly experienced counsellor with management experience of leading a team. As such, you will develop and manage an effective and skilled team of staff and volunteers, with responsibility for their ongoing support and supervision.

You’ll have a First Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling as a minimum, and in depth knowledge of counselling theory and research. You will also have accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or UKCP and ideally accreditation or certification in Clinical Supervision.

It is essential that you have knowledge of, or experience of working in a palliative care environment and an understanding of working with other health and social agencies. You will have an in depth knowledge of attachment and loss theory and current bereavement thinking and research.

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More information is available from Recruitment on 01305 756923 or at

This post is subject to relevant clearance checks.

Weldmar Hospicecare values respects and responds to diversity and difference of individuals and groups.

Weldmar Hospicecare is a Disability Confident employer.

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