Counsellor for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, and Neonatal ICU

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

1 x 22.5 hours per week & 1 x 20 hours per week

We are currently looking to recruit 2 enthusiastic and motivated Counsellor Practitioners to join our Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Service and our NICU service, based at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity to practice counselling in an acute setting requiring a dynamic application of counselling theory and practice.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will offer support to parents on the wards and within the outpatient department as well as linking closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team in each setting.

They will need to be flexible and be able to offer support on an immediate basis as well as offering counselling sessions.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Date posted

22 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

310-ASMH-4400576

Job locations

Addenbrookes Hospital

Hills Rd

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

The post holder will need good communication, clinical and teamwork skills.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

They will need to prioritise their work and be prepared to work in a responsive way.

They will also need to be able to manage families in crisis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

The post holder will need good communication, clinical and teamwork skills.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

They will need to prioritise their work and be prepared to work in a responsive way.

They will also need to be able to manage families in crisis.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or above in counselling qualification
  • BACP registration

Desirable

  • Supervisory course
  • First degree or above

Experience

Essential

  • Worked as a supervised counsellor
  • Worked in a healthcare setting/family work
  • Has experience with bereavement work or crisis work

Desirable

  • Previous experience working within acute hospital settings
  • Experience of family work

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work flexibly in a high pressure, fast changing medical environment

Desirable

  • Teaching/presentation skills
  • Ability to supervise others

Knowledge & Understanding

Essential

  • Knowledge of issues and models relating to family and parental adjustment to illness, loss and bereavement

Desirable

  • Knowledge of models and/or issues relating to staff support
  • Knowledge of systemic approaches development
Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or above in counselling qualification
  • BACP registration

Desirable

  • Supervisory course
  • First degree or above

Experience

Essential

  • Worked as a supervised counsellor
  • Worked in a healthcare setting/family work
  • Has experience with bereavement work or crisis work

Desirable

  • Previous experience working within acute hospital settings
  • Experience of family work

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work flexibly in a high pressure, fast changing medical environment

Desirable

  • Teaching/presentation skills
  • Ability to supervise others

Knowledge & Understanding

Essential

  • Knowledge of issues and models relating to family and parental adjustment to illness, loss and bereavement

Desirable

  • Knowledge of models and/or issues relating to staff support
  • Knowledge of systemic approaches development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital

Hills Rd

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ


Employer's website

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital

Hills Rd

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ


Employer's website

https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Psychologist

Angela Kirby

paediatricpsychologyadmin@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

01223216878

Date posted

22 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

310-ASMH-4400576

Job locations

Addenbrookes Hospital

Hills Rd

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ


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