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Bereavement Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-26120

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Alder Centre (917412)
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

A part-time, Band 5 vacancy has arisen within the Bereavement Care Support Service to provide immediate and continued practical and emotional support and guidance to all families whose child has died at, or been brought to, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking a team member who can contribute to the development of a Trustwide Bereavement Care Service, offering gold standard support to families and staff and participate in the delivery and development of training both internal and external to the Trust.

Candidates need to be highly competent communicators with experience of working in a highly emotive environment. The ability to work with confrontation related to traumatic grief, and an awareness of the effects of bereavement is essential. The role includes providing an immediate response to a child death in the hospital or in the community, supporting the family and staff, and includes care of the child in the Bereavement Suites. Liaison with internal and external multi-disciplinary teams and agencies is an important part of the role. Emotional robustness and sensitivity are essential. Although this post is for 22.5 hrs per week, working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, candidates must also be able to participate flexibly within a 7 weekly on-call rota to include weekends and bank holidays.

Informal discussions prior to application are welcome please contact either Val Unsworth 0151 252 5117 or Shelagh Hatton 0151 252 5391. Applicants must ensure they meet all of the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th August. Interviews will take place on Thursday 5 September 2019

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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