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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