Cruse Bereavement Support Isle of Man

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Young Person's Bereavement Support Specialist

Part-time: 20 hours per week

Fixed-term contract: 12 months

Application closing date: Tuesday 21 February 2023 (this vacancy is now closed)



Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man (Cruse IOM) is a charity that provides emotional and practical support for adults and children and young people who have been bereaved.


We are looking to appoint a part-time Young Person’s Bereavement Support Specialist to deliver structured one-to-one and group bereavement support primarily to children and young people between the ages of 11—18, their families and the professionals with whom they have contact. There may be occasions where there is a need to support children under 11. 


This role includes identifying and delivering an individual programme of appropriate bereavement support for children bereaved of someone important in their life. You will be practised in child protection, information sharing and the rules around GDPR and will lead by example, drawing on your own professional experience and working within established Cruse IOM guidelines. Providing bereavement support to children and families, you understand processes of grief, loss, change and ongoing impact on life chances.  



Applicants will have a relevant qualification in working with children and young people—for example counselling, health or education and have extensive experience of working with children and young people. Additionally, you will be expected to complete relevant training to gain accreditation through Cruse IOM. You will have a good understanding of issues which may arise as the result of bereavement and you will have demonstrated practical, therapeutic and immediate interventions. 


Good assessment skills and a willingness to work flexible hours and occasional weekends are also required. Access to a vehicle is essential, for which the appropriate mileage rate will be paid. The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The successful candidate must be committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. In return, we can offer the successful applicant a competitive remuneration package.


To apply

For further information about this role, please refer to the job description and person specification


To apply for this role, please send your CV along with a covering letter either by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post marked Private & Confidential to Amanda Cafearo, Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man, Premier House, 1 Carrs Lane, Douglas, IM4 4QB.