Pride in Pennine

Palliative Care Counsellor

Band 6

Main area
Palliaitve Care
Band 6
Job ref
Sandringham House
£26,565 - £35,577 pro rata
23/02/2018 23:59

Join us and be part of something bigger.

We have paved the way for excellence in Integrated Care and in July 2016 took the  pioneering step to form one of the first Integrated Care Organisations.  We now provide adult social care services alongside our established healthcare services, which has given us the chance to develop better, more joined up ways of working that deliver improved outcomes for the local community. 


The Palliative Care Team at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and forward thinking multidisciplinary team, which demonstrates the highest level of patient and carer assessment and support.

This post represents an excellent opportunity for someone to join the team to develop their competencies and skills as a Specialist Counsellor in Palliative Care.

This post is an excellent opportunity for a Qualified Counsellor to consolidate previous knowledge and experience relating to bereavement support, physical health and/or palliative care.

You will be able to demonstrate significant post-registration this should include experience relevant to palliative care, or bereavement support.

The service is a 5 day service and core hours are 09.00 - 17.00 (flexible working available).

The hours of work are 22.5 hours per week, on days which will meet the needs of the services, these days could be changeable.

You will work therapeutically with clients and their families in their client’s homes or at a health centre close to their home. The post holder will support learning and development of other Trust members by providing teaching sessions as directed by the line manager.

You will provide clinical supervision to health care workers within the Trust as directed by the line manager

A Supportive framework will be in place to assist you - this includes:

  • A mentored induction and support from the Band 7 Service Lead in the Palliative Care Counselling Team.
  • Access to external clinical supervision and peer supervision
  • A structured programme of learning and development

The interview date is Friday 9th March 2018 and shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake a 10 mins presentation on the following title;-

'What skills do you believe you can bring to the role of the Band 6 Palliative Care Counsellor?' - What will your priorities be for the first 12 months in post?

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - Outstanding

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Victoria Wilmot

Service Lead Palliative Care Counselling Service

0161 206 2282

PCCS administrator 0161 206 2362