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Spiritual Care Support

Role title: Spiritual Care Support 
Line manager: Spiritual Care Co-ordinator
Department: Family Support Team
Location: Wheatfields Hospice, Headingley, Leeds
Role Purpose
To assist in the provision of spiritual support of patients, relatives, carers and staff.
Role Overview
Working with the Spiritual Care Co-ordinator and other staff offering spiritual care and support to people whose lives are affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Visiting patients, their carers and relatives on the In-Patient Unit and elsewhere in the hospice as required. Assisting with referrals for spiritual support.
Referring to the Spiritual Care Co-ordinator and other staff regarding issues needing specialist support.
Appropriate record keeping.
Regular supervision and training.
DBS check and mandatory training will be required.
Commitment: Ideally 3 hours a week, in a morning or afternoon
An excellent understanding of the diverse nature of spirituality in healthcare.
High level of self-awareness, empathy and compassion.
Emotional resilience.
Very good listening and communication skills.
Ability to work in a complex environment and discuss complex issues.
Can work in a team and also alone.
An understanding of confidentiality.
Understanding of palliative care and end of life issues.
Knowing when to seek help and/or refer for specialist support.
A willingness to learn.
Previous experience of providing spiritual support to people would be an advantage.
Sue Ryder is able to reimburse your reasonable travel expenses for shifts over 4 hours, and we can provide you with a reference for prospective employers.
This is a real opportunity to develop your experience within a healthcare environment and make a real difference to individuals living with life-limiting conditions.