Host Organisation: East Cheshire Hospice

Our team of volunteer bereavement counsellors deliver outstanding support to patient's families. We're looking for fully qualified bereavement counsellors to increase our team.

Opportunity Interests: Families, Hospice Services, Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Counselling
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE

Bereavement counselling supports those left behind after our hospice patients have died
We are looking for volunteers with a diploma in counselling to join our team. Volunteering is central to our work and our counselling team is entirely voluntary, with supervision and support from paid staff members.
The service operates at a time to suit you and your client, with a dedicated counselling room.
A diploma in counselling plus 100 hours counselling experience is essential to this role.Unfortunately we are not able to take student counsellors.
For an informal chat please contact Helena at hsmith@echospice.org.uk

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Diploma in counselling plus 100 hours counselling experience is essential to this role.
Unfortunately we are not able to take student counsellors.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: No
If yes, for what and at what rate?:
What support is available for the volunteer?:

East Cheshire Hospice prides itself on being a great place to volunteer, with training and support at a level that helps you to really make a difference in your community
Our volunteers are an essential part of our workforce so we provide a high quality induction and training for each volunteer. You will have a qualified contact in your area, a voluntary services team and as volunteering is so central to East Cheshire Hospice, all our staff provide support to our volunteers in any way they can
We have a full team of clinical staff who will be able to provide support for you and your client.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

We ask our bereavement counsellors to take a short online module on information governance and safeguarding.