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Wellbeing Practitioner (Complementary Therapies)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,684 – £26,215
  • Blantyre
  • Closing 7th April 2022

  • Advertised from 16th March 2022
  • 37.5 hrs/wk or Part time (hours by agreement); Monday to Friday. Permanent


The Haven is looking for a compassionate and empathic Wellbeing Practitioner, with qualifications and experience in complementary therapies, who has an understanding of the physical, emotional and practical challenges encountered by patients, their families and carers affected by a life limiting illness and bereavement.

The Haven Wellbeing Practitioner post offers the potential for a highly motivated individual with qualifications and experience in complementary therapies, to join our Multidisciplinary Team to work on the next phase of the development and delivery of Haven services. Aligning with the Haven’s 5 sustainability approaches; Involvement, Innovation, Impact, Improvement, Income; this role offers individuals who demonstrate competence, innovation and leadership in the delivery of high quality wellbeing interventions, appropriate to the needs of existing and new clients, a unique opportunity in an established and successful organisation. The ability to communicate key Haven messages and support the development of strong referral pathways for clients and partner organisations to Haven services, also opens up an opportunity for the right individual to contribute to the next phase of The Haven’s service developments for families living across Lanarkshire.

As a member of The Haven multi-disciplinary team you will develop and deliver a range of timely, flexible, high quality, strength based, outcomes focused, one to one and group work, complementary therapy based, wellbeing interventions to Haven clients who are affected by a range of life limiting illness, including family members and carers. Sessions will be delivered in line with the Haven W.I.N (What’s Important Now?) model/approach. The immediate focus is on delivery and further development of digital wellbeing services, with the potential for ‘in person’ wellbeing services being continually under review. Taking an asset based approach you will provide a range of self-management techniques and interventions within one to one and group sessions and will contribute to the development of signposting information and pathways, ensuring clients are also linked into wider supports with their community. Working closely with service delivery colleagues you will contribute to the longer term sustainability and ongoing development of Haven services for clients and be involved in quality and audit initiatives, including contributions to pre and post project consultations, evaluation reports and the preparation of case studies. In line with The Haven’s learning culture you will take part in key internal and external share and learn events and participate in ongoing learning and development opportunities

If you can demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the areas of: complementary therapies; cancer, dementia and a range of neurological long term conditions; self- management, supportive and palliative care; carer and family support issues and you have a proven track record in acting with integrity, treating all with respect and of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team then you will fit in well in our dedicated team.

For further information about The Haven and to download a full job description please visit our website Informal enquiries can be made by calling Louise Gardner, Service Manager 01555 811846.

Application notes

Applications should be in the form of a skills based C.V, with a supporting letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to: June Torley, Business Support Manager Email: or by post to The Haven, Blantyre Health Centre, Victoria Street, Blantyre, G72 0BS. Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 7th April 2022.

All applications will be assessed on receipt and candidates who are successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend a 1st stage interview and to provide a 10-minute presentation. Date and time of interview to be mutually agreed. We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time if sufficient applications are received. Interviews will be held

using Microsoft Teams and all applicants will require access to a compatible internet-connected device and a stable internet connection.

Equality of Opportunity in Employment

The Haven is an Equal Opportunities employer and all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality and age.

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