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Bereavement Services Counsellor - Yeovil

Bereavement Services Counsellor - Yeovil

Organisation role · 4–6 hrs/Week
Little Tarrat Ln, Yeovil BA20 2HU, UK
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The qualified counsellor is responsible for providing psycho-educative, professional counselling for those who have been affected by the death of a person close

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·        Provide professional counselling to bereaved relatives and friends as assigned by the Bereavement Services Coordinators.

·        Actively listen to bereaved clients and empathically explore their thoughts and feelings around their bereavement and grief. You will always be mindful that within the developing therapeutic relationship you are providing bereavement counselling, utilising the appropriate skills, theory and interventions to help the client explore their unique experiences of bereavement and grief and its impact.

·        Work within the boundaries defined by your role and training to ensure the safety of both your clients and yourself. To refer clients back to the Bereavement Service Co-ordinators if the work is moving beyond the remit of your role or limits of competence or if you identify yourself as being ‘unfit to practice’.

·        Pass on appropriate information to the Bereavement Team Coordinators and maintain clear, up to date electronic and written notes and ensure any paperwork is kept securely.

·        Work to an agreed counselling agreement as provided by the bereavement service.

·        Provide evidence of your qualification.

·        Maintain membership of a counselling governing body and in doing so agree to work to its professional and ethical guidelines.

·        Hold relevant professional indemnity insurance and provide a copy of the covering certificate.

·        Maintain confidentiality in accordance with St Margaret’s confidentiality policy and adhere to its policies and guidelines.

·        Inform the Bereavement Services Coordinators of any difficulties or concerns experienced during counselling sessions.

·        Actively participate in regular monthly group supervision, team meetings and training.

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We are committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Our care is available for those who have a terminal or life-limiting illness, for example cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease.