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Star Bereavement is a specialist and innovative children and young people’s Bereavement Service that supports children, young adults (3-25 years) and families across the Wakefield District, affected by the death of a person important to them, addressing their needs in ways that are compassionate, comprehensive, and accessible.


We think about children and young people first in everything we do.

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, skilled and experienced Senior Bereavement Practitioner:

  • To lead on the delivery and coproduction of support and therapeutic interventions for children and young people experiencing bereavement and in particular disruptive grief and trauma.

  • To provide both 1:1 and group support and manage a caseload of varying complexities.

You must hold a qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy, (at Diploma level or above) and be experienced in working with children and young people.

Hours: Flexible 30 hrs per week

You need to be willing to work at times that suit the young people - so evenings and weekends too

Contract: initially one year from starting date with further 2 years funding dependent on impact

Salary: £28,000-£32,000 for 30 hours per week

Base:  Star Bereavement, 11 Upper York Street, Wakefield WF1 3LQ

Delivery: Across the Wakefield District

Closing Date:  26 April 2021, midday

Interview Date (provisional):  5 May 2021

Download the full Job Description and Personal Specification here.

If you wish to apply, for this position, please email your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you think you would be suitable for the role of Senior Bereavement Practitioner to info@starwakefield.org.uk

Star Bereavement recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly where we are under-represented, currently this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.