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Manager –Children and Young People’s Bereavement and Loss Counselling Service (Oakleaf)

Liverpool Bereavement Service are looking for a qualified and experienced counsellor to lead their Children and Young People’s Service (Oakleaf), in Liverpool City Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within an established and well respected service that provides counselling to children and young people aged 4 to 19 years who have suffered a bereavement or other major loss.

The role is part time based on 25 hours per week operating flexibly across Monday- Friday from 8am to 6pm.

The post is funded until 31 March 2019 .

Main responsibilities

Provide overall direction for the service, setting priorities and co-ordinating activities to meet the targets and outcomes of LBS and Oakleaf funders.

Manage, support and guide a team of staff and volunteers, providing clinical supervision and organising relevant training as necessary.

Take overall responsibility for the quality, appropriateness and development of specialised counselling for children, young people and families.

Promote and develop the service liaising effectively with other agencies, and funders.

Maintain a direct case load, providing therapy to children and young people alongside other staff and volunteers.

Maintain relevant records and statistics to monitor and evaluate performance and provide information to the Board of LBS to guide future decision making.


Knowsley Disability Concern – Trustee Vacancies

Knowsley Disability Concern (KDC) works to support people with disabilities to enjoy independence and live their lives to the full. They achieve this through the delivery of a range of activities, including support, advice, information and advocacy services. They aim to be person-centered in their approach, and involvement and engagement of and with their community of interest is seen as critical to their success.

KDC has an excellent reputation, an experienced and committed team of staff and volunteers and a healthy financial position.

They now need to strengthen their leadership to ensure that the opportunities and challenges of the current climate of change are managed effectively and they are seeking new trustees to join them and be part of a passionate and dedicated Board of Directors.