VACANCY: Children and Young Person’s Practitioner 


SALARY:  Band 6- £33,083-£40,749 


REF: AH 40 - 22 


HOURS: 37.5 


DURATION: Open-ended


LOCATION: Across Ayrshire 

Do you have the passion for caring, delivering high quality end of life care, making today matter for your patient and their families?   If this, is you come and join the Ayrshire Hospice Team making today matter for patients and families across Ayrshire.   

We are looking for a caring, motivated and experienced Children and Young Person’s Practitioner to join our Patient and Family Care Team with a commitment to “making today matter” for patients and families. This role is full time hours however there is room for flexibility for the right person.  


The successful post holder will hold a postgraduate qualification or an equivalent counselling qualification and be registered with an appropriate counselling governing body (BACP/COSCA).   

About Us 


The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran.  We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself.  This is provided at no cost to our patients or their families.  Our vision is to reach and improve the lives of everyone in Ayrshire affected by life-limiting illness. 


The Role and what we are looking for 

The successful applicant will support the patient and family care service to deliver psychosocial support to children and young people seeking pre or post bereavement support.  The candidate should be experienced in working with children and young people in a caring capacity and will have comprehensive knowledge of GIRFEC/Curriculum of Excellence policy documents. 

The candidate should be aware that Ayrshire Hospice will decant from their Racecourse Road site in February 2022 to East Ayrshire Community Hospital for a period of approx. 18 months to allow for build of new Hospice facilities and this post will be based at this temporary site for this period. 

There is a requirement to demonstrate sound knowledge of bereavement, particularly in relation to children and young people.  The post holder will require to demonstrate a high level of understanding of a range of counselling therapies, in particular issues within palliative care  

What we will give in return 

At the Ayrshire Hospice we strive to live by our Hospice values and commitments, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. 


As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme. 


If you are full of passion, caring and enthusiastic about the difference you could make providing excellent care and making today matter then we look forward to hearing from you. 


Please note that for posts where a Disclosure Scotland check is applicable, the cost for this will be met by the successful candidate. 
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be arranged with Tracy Flynn, Chief Executive Officer on 01292 269200 or email [email protected] 

Further information and application packs are available at Please return completed application forms to [email protected]  

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Closing date: 25th May 2022  

Interview date: TBC       


Scottish Charity No. SC011390. Registered Office: 29 Miller Road, Ayr KA7 2AX