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Counsellor for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, and Neonatal ICU

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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1 x 22.5 hours per week & 1 x 20 hours per week

We are currently looking to recruit 2 enthusiastic and motivated Counsellor Practitioners to join our Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Service and our NICU service, based at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity to practice counselling in an acute setting requiring a dynamic application of counselling theory and practice.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer support to parents on the wards and within the outpatient department as well as linking closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team in each setting.

They will need to be flexible and be able to offer support on an immediate basis as well as offering counselling sessions.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

The post holder will need good communication, clinical and teamwork skills.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

They will need to prioritise their work and be prepared to work in a responsive way.

They will also need to be able to manage families in crisis.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or above in counselling qualification
  • BACP registration
  • Supervisory course
  • First degree or above
Experience Essential
  • Worked as a supervised counsellor
  • Worked in a healthcare setting/family work
  • Has experience with bereavement work or crisis work
  • Previous experience working within acute hospital settings
  • Experience of family work
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work flexibly in a high pressure, fast changing medical environment
  • Teaching/presentation skills
  • Ability to supervise others
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge of issues and models relating to family and parental adjustment to illness, loss and bereavement
  • Knowledge of models and/or issues relating to staff support
  • Knowledge of systemic approaches development

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