Hours: 15 per week. Fixed term for one year with possibility of extension subject to funding
Salary: £32,760 pro rata
Location: Home based or option to work from their office in Craiglockhart, Edinburgh. Travel will be required within the central belt and occasionally further afield in Scotland.
Held In Our Heartsis a Scottish charity providing baby loss counselling and peer support to families, with over 40 years' experience of offering compassionate bereavement care in the community. Families are the heart of everything they do. Held In Our Hearts is in a period of growth, having expanded the team from four to 17 over the last eight years and, most recently, extending their geographical reach from Edinburgh and the Lothians to Fife, Forth Valley and most recently the Highlands.
Held In Our Hearts is recruiting for a part-time Hospital to Home Project Coordinator, as part of a one-year funded project to expand their Hospital to Home service to new areas following the initial pilot which has been running in NHS Lothians since January 2022. Hospital to Home Care is an opt out service which supports families to transition from the hospital setting to being back in the community. Six to eight sessions are offered, to support and guide families in the very early days of their loss, enhancing existing community services.
Held In Our Hearts will work alongside NHS colleagues to provide a more comprehensive and cohesive transition from the hospital to home setting. By being able to offer longer term support, through the Hospital to Home Service and beyond through our peer support and counselling services, we will be able to identify emerging issues associated with complicated grief and trauma early. This will reduce the isolation and loneliness that bereaved parents feel, improving family's long term mental and physical wellbeing and their ability to grieve with empathic support in place in the community.