Due to the forthcoming retirement of a member of the clinical team we have an exciting opportunity to join a small, committed and experienced team which supports children, young people and families before and after the death of a parent or sibling. We are looking for candidates with experience of working with children and young people. You will have a special remit for supporting children and families when a parent or carer or sibling is dying.
SeeSaw is a local well respected registered charity which has been providing a service for Oxfordshire families since 2000.
Job location (usual place of work): SeeSaw, Bush House, 2 Merewood Avenue, Oxford OX3 8EF
Pay rate: £32,009 fte
Pay is pro rata?: Yes
Job title: Children and Families Practitioner
Applications close on date: Monday 25th November 2019
Hours are: Part time
Contract is: Permanent
Job description: We are looking for candidates with experience of working with children and young people. You will have a special remit for supporting children and families when a parent or carer or sibling is dying. Our practitioners liaise with professionals from palliative care settings, schools, social care and children and young people’s mental health services. You will work with other members of the team to provide group work and family activity days. You will also have a caseload of individual children and their families to support. You will be able to work collaboratively and on your own initiative, have a qualification in health care, social work, counselling, psychological services or education, knowledge of therapeutic interventions in grief work, and skills in communicating with and training professionals. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have worked in hospices, hospitals or other medical settings; but the most important quality is the ability to communicate effectively and to make and sustain supportive relationships with families.
Closing date Monday 25th November 2019
Interviews Thursday 12th December 2019
To apply, please contact: Application pack available by email from firstname.lastname@example.org