09 Feb

Family Support Worker Jobs Vacancy at Keech Hospice Care Luton

Position
Family Support Worker
Company
Keech Hospice Care
Location
Luton ENG
Opening
09 Feb, 2018 11 days ago

Keech Hospice Care Luton urgently required following position for Family Support Worker. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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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)

Would you like to come and work for a Sunday Times 'Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit company'?

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.

Job Description

Responsible to:

Supportive Care Lead

Accountable to:

Head of Care

Job Purpose:

  • 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.

Specific Duties:
  • 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

Equal Opportunities

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.

Person Specification

Essential

Desirable

Assessment

Qualification/Education/

Training

Extensive experience with children, young Adults and/or Adults with life limiting illness

Bereavement course or counselling qualification

Application/ interview

Experience

Experience in working in areas where there is death and dying.

Experience in working with families

Experience of supporting others who have been

bereaved

Experience in working with volunteers

Experience in the delivery of training

Application/ interview

Knowledge

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.

Application/

Interview

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

Computer literacy.

Application/ interview

Interview

Application/ interview

Application

Application

Application

Personal Attributes

Friendly and Outgoing manner.

Able to work flexibly.

Proactive and innovative.

Motivated.

Interview

Application

Application/ interview

Other

Full driving licence

Application

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