Family Support Worker Jobs Vacancy at Keech Hospice Care Luton
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Family Support Worker Jobs Vacancy at Keech Hospice Care Luton Jobs Details:
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
25 hours per week, which will include 1 evening and 1 weekend support group per month.
£13,324 - £14,998 per annum (FTE £19,986 - £22,497)
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BBC Children in Need fund this contract.
About the role
We are seeking a self motivated and highly organised individual to work alongside our Supportive Care Team in the provision of psychological, emotional, social and spiritual support to staff, patients and families.
The successful candidate will have an understanding of palliative care and extensive experience of children and adults with life limiting illnesses.
You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to lead on Bereavement Support Groups and deliver training.
Flexibility is required to cover some evenings and weekends when required.
Closing date is Sunday 25th February 2018
Interviews are taking place on the 7/8th March 2018.
Supportive Care Lead
Head of Care
- To provide bereavement care within the organisation.
- To work alongside relevant staff in the Supportive Care team in the provision of psychological, emotional, social and spiritual support to staff, patients and families.
- To deliver a professional bereavement service and bereavement support interventions with adult and/or children’s services.
- To provide a bereavement care perspective to multi-disciplinary teams in the assessment of patients and their families and the allocation of charity resources and personnel.
- To provide a professional service and ensure all professional codes of conduct and guidelines are met and maintained, and to maintain membership of the relevant professional body.
- To be involved, as appropriate, in the organisation of key activities within the organisation, such as Light up a Life, Daffodil Sunday and the Remembrance Service.
- To lead on Bereavement Support Groups, eg. Silver Lining, Sparklers, Parent Support Groups.
- To support the Supportive Care Lead in the development of the Volunteer Visitors Services and telephone Support Line.
- To support the Supportive Care Lead in the development and maintenance of the training of all staff and volunteers within the organisation in aspects relating to Loss, Grief and Bereavement.
- To deliver training and help develop wider training initiatives in the best interests of the charity.
- To be involved in maintaining and developing the supervision of staff and volunteers undertaking bereavement support.
- To maintain records and provide statistical information as required in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the Bereavement Services.
- To promote the services offered by the charity through public talks.
- To keep up-to-date with current practice in bereavement care and maintain links with other bereavement organisations in the area.
- To undertake any other reasonable duty that may be required from time to time.
Duties in common with other members of staff:
- To report accidents recording the incident in the relevant book
- To be an ambassador for the charity
- To maintain the best appearance of your immediate working area
- To demonstrate a positive and supportive attitude to staff and volunteers
- Respect confidentiality applying to all Hospice areas
- Abide by your Professional Code of Conduct
- To adhere to the Infection Control Policies and Procedures set by the charity and the Care Quality Commission
Training and Education
To be responsible for liaison with your line manager regarding your own development needs
Health and Safety
To adhere to Fire and Health and Safety regulations and maintain a safe working environment at all times
Policies and Procedures
To take responsibility for being up to date with current policies and procedures and to adhere to these
To treat everyone with whom you have contact through your work with equal dignity and respect regardless of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, disability, age, or any other factor that could be used in a discriminatory manner
The above job description is not an exhaustive list of all the duties of the post holder. It will be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder.
Extensive experience with children, young Adults and/or Adults with life limiting illness
Bereavement course or counselling qualification
Experience in working in areas where there is death and dying.
Experience in working with families
Experience of supporting others who have been
Experience in working with volunteers
Experience in the delivery of training
Understanding of Palliative care and life limiting illness.
Understanding of family systems
Understanding of pre and post bereavement care / support
An understanding of the value of volunteers.
Skills & Competencies
Ability to work with and support patients and their whole family with their diverse needs.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently, in a team and collaborate with the multidisciplinary team.
Ability to deliver training.
Good organisational skills
Friendly and Outgoing manner.
Able to work flexibly.
Proactive and innovative.
Full driving licence