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St. Columba’s Hospice Care – a Charity registered in Scotland
The Hospice is an independent Charity and not a part of the National Health Service (NHS). NHS terms and conditions of employment do not apply to Hospice staff. As an Investor in People organisation and a ‘Living Wage’ employer, the Hospice provides staff with a competitive range of benefits in addition to pay, including a contributory pension, a generous paid annual leave allowance, enhanced occupational sick pay, continued training and development via our own education & research department and clinical education staff, subsidised meals, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, retail discounts and many other flexible working benefits. Please ask if you would like more details.

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 recognised 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. Please note, this post is funded for two years in the first instance.

If you think you have what it takes then please contact Donna Hastings, Head of Clinical Services on 0131 551 1381 for an informal discussion about the role, and to arrange a visit.

For an application form and job description, visit our website at www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk. Alternatively call 0131 551 7722 or by email [email protected]

Starting Salary: £33,946 pro rata (rising to £37,664 pro rata after 6-12 months satisfactory performance) + Pension + Benefits
Full-Time: (37.5 hours per week) Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing date: 5pm on Tuesday 9th April 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 17th April 2024