Child and Family Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Categories: Community Engagement.

Fixed Term for up to 12 months
Salary: Band 7 £36,916 to £46,837 (pro rata) per annum inclusive
Hours of Work: 18.75 hours per week

St. Joseph’s Hospice is a health care charity established in 1905 to offer patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness a range of care and professional advisory services. It currently provides high quality palliative and end of life care to a significant and growing number of people living in East London and beyond. It employs a large team of clinical staff, including medical practitioners who work across community, inpatient and outpatient services delivering individualised, responsive and holistic support to patients and their families/carers.

We also provide psychological support services to children and families in the local community affected by bereavement. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and confident counsellor/psychotherapist to work with the families of our patients.

To be considered applicants must have a professional qualification in counselling/psychotherapy and relevant professional registration. You will need to have proven understanding of the psychological and emotional needs of individuals and families and professional carers facing advanced disease, death and bereavement and be able to work therapeutically to address attendant psychological difficulties. In return we can offer you a rewarding and stimulating job with regular supervision and opportunities for personal development.

For further information contact Bridget Lee, Psychological Therapies Team Manager on 020 8525 6039 or email

Applicants are subject to enhanced DBS (previously CRB).

Job Description and Application form via website or telephone Human Resources on 020 8525 6068.

Closing date: 15 September 2014
Interview Date: 23 September 2014

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