Children Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Counsellor - Child Bereavement

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time

£39,571 - £42,614 pro rata, actual salary £26,737 - £28,793

The Children’s Hospital Social Work Team based at the RVI Hospital in Newcastle and covering the RVI, Great North Children’s Hospital and the Freeman Hospital, currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Bereavement Counsellor to offer informed counselling to the parents, carers, families and staff who have experienced the death of a child.

The post would be for an initial fixed term of 3 years with a view to being extended. You will ideally have a degree or diploma in counselling or another therapeutic qualification with essentially at least 3 years post qualification experience with substantial proven practice hours and be skilled in working therapeutically with adults and professionals.

You will also have the appropriate registration e.g., BACP

The counselling role provides person centred therapy to adults who have experienced a child bereavement, in the form of 1-1 counselling using face to face, telephone and virtual media, individual, couples and family group counselling, depending on need.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Please note, all fixed term posts are available for secondment, for a secondment you must gain your managers approval prior to applying.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Anderson, Team Manager on 0191 282 5334

Fixed Term

Closing date:

29 September 2022

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