Are you an qualified counsellor (diploma level or above)? If so, Princess Alice Hospice would like your help to support patients, family members and those recently bereaved in our wider community in the current COVID-19 crisis and after.
The role is to provide level 3 counselling to support to patients, family members and those recently bereaved in our wider community in the context of Covid-19 . It may also be to offer level 3 counselling to professionals affected by caring for the same cohort of people.
1 group session per month for patients, family members or bereaved people in our care area (who were not under our care) – approximately 2 hours (including pre and post session work)
1 group session per month for professionals coming to terms with their current workload which includes an increased number of people affected by the Covid-19 virus and its effect on others – approximately 2 hours (including pre and post session work)
Fortnightly 1:1 hourly sessions for patients, family members or recently bereaved people (for people whose loved one was not under our care) up to 2 clients
Fortnightly 1:1 hourly sessions for professionals working in areas where there is an increased number of people affected by Covid-19 -up to 2 clients
Tasks and activities
Skills and personal qualities
Appreciate the importance of self-care to cope with the emotional demands of bereavement work and a willingness to participate in supervision
The role is to provide level 3 counselling via telephone or other secure platforms to support patients, family members, carers and those recently bereaved in our wider community in the context of Covid-19.
We aim to enable all patients to have the best possible quality of life to the end, responding quickly to their needs and wishes. We recognise that family, carers and friends have needs of their own and we are here to provide them with support, comfort and advice at every stage of illness and after death.
Our staff, our patients and our community all benefit from the support of our fantastic volunteers. But what do you get out of it? Firstly, all our volunteers find the experience extremely rewarding. They meet some amazing people and get a real buzz knowing they’re making a big difference. But there are lots of other reasons too.