Complementary Therapist

Location: Canterbury

Status: Part time (17.5 hours per week)

Salary: £12,957.00 per annum (£25,914 pro rata)

Closing date: 18/09/2023

Pilgrims Hospices is looking for a Complementary Therapist

We’re looking for an experienced Complementary Therapist to join our team.

Complementary therapies are very much part of the overall care given in hospices throughout the country; we offer our patients and their families a wide range of the most effective complementary therapies available. All therapies given at Pilgrims are truly holistic, helping to ease physical pain, anxiety and spiritual distress.

Working as part of the hospice multi-disciplinary team, the complementary therapist is responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a range of complementary therapy treatments and interventions to patients and family members across the in-patient unit, therapy centres, outpatient appointments and in the community, as part of holistic care and support of both their physical and psychological wellbeing.

About You

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Significant experience of providing complementary therapies to individuals with a range of physical and psychological needs.
  • Be able to work autonomsly to deliver services, as well as being an excellent team contrubutors.
  • Have an ability engage in a compassionate and person centred way.
  • Have an understanding of the ethos of hospice and palliative care and an understanding of the benefits and contraindications of providing complementary therapy in palliative care

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our hospices offer:

  • 26 days annual leave, plus all bank and public holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexible/hybrid working arrangements and a great work-life balance with realistic working hours.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card Membership Scheme.
  • Standard Life Workplace Pension. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme.
  • Subsidised meals, currently £2 per meal.
  • Access to Dover Counselling Services.
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay to match the NHS.
  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside passionate people.
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning.

Working Arrangements

This is a part time role (17.5 hours) and is based at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury. Working days will be from Monday to Friday.   You will be provided with on-site parking and subsidised meals during your work day.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

How to Apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete our online application form, including as much detail as possible.