Job opportunity

Schools and families practitioner post

£29-32K pro rata for 30-37 hours

Your contribution will be essential.

The death of a loved one may be shocking, traumatic and deeply disturbing at any age. To a child, it can be almost incomprehensible. SeeSaw, a registered charity, has been supporting children, families and schools throughout Oxfordshire since 2000. Our team provides a range of services from telephone support to direct work with children and young people. We need an experienced practitioner to continue our vital work in supporting schools.

You will bring experience of working with children in educational settings to our small committed team. You will have a special remit for supporting schools following a bereavement and in addition will coordinate our group support programme for bereaved children. You will also have a small caseload working with individual children and their families. You will be a good team player, have qualifications in counselling, health care, education or social work, knowledge of therapeutic interventions in grief work, and skills in training and communicating with professionals.

You can download the application form and job description here.  If you have any further questions then please contact our Administrator - or call 01865 744768

Application Form Schools and Families Practitioner.doc

Job description and person specification.doc

Closing date for applications Friday 23rd January 2015

Interviews Friday 6th February 2015

A new resource from SeeSaw

Through practical support and understanding, SeeSaw works with children and families to help them manage the difficult times before and after the death of a loved one, and to face the future with hope.

What happens when someone dies?

'What happens when someone dies? A book for adults and children to share together’ written by SeeSaw's Jenny Armstrong.

When someone special dies, it can be a really confusing time for children as they try to understand what has happened, what will happen to that person's body and even where the person is now. 

The book is written for adults supporting children aged 3–11 years at this difficult time. It will also be valuable to help children with special needs. Through photographs and the use of simple language, adults will be helped to explain what happens when someone dies. The book also offers ideas to think and talk about together. 

Please contact us for further information about how to order copies of this book.


News and events

Events Diary

SeeSaw's 15th Anniversary Appeal

SeeSaw is celebrating 15 years supporting bereaved children in Oxfordshire.  During this time we have helped over 4000 children and young people through a very difficult time in their lives. As a small charity we rely on the generosity of individuals, local businesses and community groups to keep our vital service going.  You can help  by making a donation to our 15th Anniversary Appeal. Thank you.

Firewalk - Saturday 14th March
The Plough, Appleton, Oxfordshire

A Firewalk is the most inspirational journey you will ever undertake. It is as the name suggests: a bare foot walk over red-hot wood embers measuring around 800 degrees. No tricks, no special effects. Just you and the fire.  Participants must be 18 years or over.  It costs £25 to take part and please aim to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship.  Please click here to download a registration form.  

Teddies 2-Wheeler - Sunday 26 April
Join us for the Teddies 2-Wheeler and enjoy a great sponsored cycle through the Oxfordshire countryside. Routes to suit everyone are available, from 100 miles for the very experienced plus 50 miles, 25 miles and a 5 mile local family ride.  Further information and register on-line here

Rotary Bluebell Walk in Cornbury Park
Sunday 17th May

Take a stroll through the beautiful bluebell woods at Cornbury Park with SeeSaw.  Distances of 4 or 8 miles to choose from. Well behaved dogs most welcome.  75% of sponsorship will be for SeeSaw, 25% is for the Rotary Club charities.  Further details will follow.

2015 Vitality British 10K London Run

Join the SeeSaw Team on the British 10K London Run on 12th July 2015.  This iconic run is staged on the world's greatest road race route through the heart of central London passing many of the capital's truly world class historic landmarks. Please email Jane Elliott - or phone 01865 744768 for further information and to book your place.