About the role 

This role sits within the Patient and Family Support Team who provide support to individual adults and children as well as couples, groups and families.

Client work

Our clients present with a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) the effects of illness and treatment, family dynamics and communication, coping with loss and change, anxiety, depression and complicated grief. 

Clients can be seen for as long as they need to work with their illness or adjust sufficiently to their bereavement; however sessions cannot be extended into general therapy.  The duration of the sessions is monitored and reviewed with the client and in supervision.  We encourage an 8 session model with opportunities for extension of sessions based on client and therapeutic need. 

Requirements and recommendations

  • Commit to a minimum of 9 months to a year from start date
  • Placement days are Friday and Wednesday OR Thursday 
  • Must attend mandatory supervision as agreed with placement supervisor
  • Experience in facilitating therapy arts groups or social arts groups 
  • Registration with HCPC and BAAT or BAMT
  • Accountability for ensuring that own practice meets minimum national standards and is compliant with professional Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  • Ability to practice in accordance with relevant legislation involving Safeguarding Adults and Children and the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Understanding of the importance of working within organisational policies and protocols.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills that will enable competent use of the electronic record system.
  • Well organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Trustworthy and reliable.
  • Understanding of the boundaries within the role.

What the role can offer you

  • An opportunity to develop new and existing skills and to enhance your understanding of the uniqueness of each person’s journey. 
  • An induction to Trinity Hospice plus an induction to the Patient and Family Support team policies and procedures and an introduction to working with bereavement and grief.
  • Opportunities to attend Trinity Hospice training programmes
  • Supervision in-house by a qualified and experienced Arts Psychotherapist, registered with appropriate governing body such as HCPC and BAAT.

Mandatory training

All volunteers must attend a short induction and complete some online e-learning. The volunteer induction covers health & safety, confidentiality and all the necessary information a volunteer needs prior to undertaking their role.

This role requires a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check which is carried out free of charge by Trinity.

Contact details and how to apply

Please complete the application form and return it via email along with your CV for the attention of: Letizia Perna-Forrest, Head of Patient and Family Support.

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