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Family Support Lead - Ruth Strauss Foundation  

Ruth Strauss Foundation - Early 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer that affects non-smokers. Ruth died on 29th December 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13.

Role overview
One of our core objectives in the 2021-2024 Strategy is to establish the Ruth Strauss Foundation as the destination for family pre-bereavement support. This role will be key in helping us to achieve this objective through leading the approach for how we support families directly.

Salary:                 Competitive
Responsible to:   Head of Mission Services, Ruth Strauss Foundation
Accountable to:   Chief Executive Officer
Hours:                 Full time, five days a week
Location:             Home based to begin with. Once office re-opens subject to Covid-19 restrictions option to work flexibly across the week between home and office. (Office location is Lord’s Cricket Ground NW8)

Closing date: 18 April 2021

Find out more about the role in the Job Description

Pre-bereavement Guidance Assistant. - Ruth Strauss Foundation 

Ruth Strauss Foundation - Early 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer that affects non-smokers. Ruth died on 29th December 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13.

Role overview
Our objective is to establish the Ruth Strauss Foundation as the destination for family pre-bereavement support. This role will be key in helping us to achieve our mission through delivering a new service which will; offer support by preparing families with dependent children for parental death. You will support parents contacting the service through the telephone number and via email. You will provide initial information, support and signposting to other support services as well as assess the need for further emotional support, going on to book appointments with our team of Pre-bereavement Guidance Practitioners. This is a new service that will evolve and grow over time. The service will enable parents to feel supported, guided, and confident in preparing their child and the whole family parental death.

Salary:                Competitive
Responsible to:   Family Support Manager                               
Hours:                 25 hours per week over 5 days
Location:             Home based
Closing date:      18 April 2021

Find out more about the role in the Job Description 

 

Star Bereavement - Senior Bereavement Practitioner

Star Bereavement is a specialist and innovative children and young people’s Bereavement Service that supports children, young adults (3-25 years) and families across the Wakefield District, affected by the death of a person important to them, addressing their needs in ways that are compassionate, comprehensive, and accessible.

We think about children and young people first in everything we do.

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, skilled and experienced Senior Bereavement Practitioner:

  • To lead on the delivery and coproduction of support and therapeutic interventions for children and young people experiencing bereavement and in particular disruptive grief and trauma.
  • To provide both 1:1 and group support and manage a caseload of varying complexities.

You must hold a qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy, (at Diploma level or above) and be experienced in working with children and young people.

Hours: Flexible 30 hours per week. You need to be willing to work at times that suit the young people - so evenings and weekends too
Contract: initially one year from starting date with further 2 years funding dependent on impact
Salary: £28,000-£32,000 for 30 hours per week
Base:  Star Bereavement, 11 Upper York Street, Wakefield WF1 3LQ
Delivery: Across the Wakefield District
Closing Date:  26 April 2021, midday

Interview Date (provisional):  5 May 2021

Download the full Job Description and Personal Specification here.

If you wish to apply, for this position, please email your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you think you would be suitable for the role of Senior Bereavement Practitioner to info@starwakefield.org.uk

Star Bereavement recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

 

Grief Encounter - Clinical Counselling Manager  

Grief Encounter was set up in December 2003 to ensure that bereaved children and their families receive the best possible support following the death of a significant other.  We deliver both local and national bereavement services, including a national helpline and online service.

The post holder will take responsibility for the effective and high quality delivery of the Grief Encounter one to one therapeutic counselling, including online services, through a team of staff and sub-contracted practitioners.

They will assist the Clinical Services Director (CSD) in implementing and developing therapeutic projects budgets and service planning.

They will liaise with Grief Encounter therapists, supervisors, families, schools and other organisation's in relation to one-to-one counselling. This includes supporting practitioners with complex cases in liaison with supervisors and lead practitioners (assessment practitioner’s).

Acting as joint Safeguarding Lead (jointly with Clinical Services Director/Clinical Operations Manager) and ensuring appropriate safeguarding policies and guidance is in place across all services and that practitioners understand their safeguarding responsibilities.

They will work with the Family Liaison Team to ensure the efficient and appropriate management of referrals pathways.

The post holder must be respectful, non-judgmental and empathic towards clients and colleagues. They will have respect for confidentiality and boundaries, have a sense of responsibility and commitment to organisational excellence. They will need to be clear thinking and forward looking, creative and enthusiastic with a flexible attitude to work and will have Integrity, honesty and professionalism.

Salary:              ₤35 - 40,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)
Location/Base: Grief Encounter Office, Mill Hill, London
Hours:               3-4 Days per week (to be agreed)
Responsible to: Clinical Services Director
Accountable to: Board of Trustees

To Apply:
Please send your CV & a covering letter to:
Deborah Mendoza Roberts, Recruitment Director deborah@midfieldgroup.co.uk