St Joseph Hospice
Hackney,England - London
£31k - £40k
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St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the UK’s largest hospices and is based in the East end of London serving a culturally diverse population with a higher than average demand for psycho-social interventions. We provide high quality specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illness, in a variety of settings including community, out-patient, day hospice and an in-patient unit.
An opportunity has arisen to join the Social Work Service at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney. You will work as part of committed and creative team, which offers innovative social care interventions and support to people with palliative and end life care needs, and to their families, carers and children. The social work team works in collaboration with other clinical professionals and volunteers across all areas of the service; inpatient, outpatient and community.
Ideally with some knowledge of palliative care, the Social Worker post requires an enthusiastic, confident and innovative, HCPC registered Social Worker with some grounding in statutory work. As a member of the team you will work with your senior social work, welfare rights, carers coordinator and social work support colleagues to provide seamless care for our patients and their families both within the hospice and in the community.
You will need to have excellent communication, organisational and social work assessment skills. We offer you the opportunity to develop or enhance specialist Social Work skills through working with individuals and families facing advanced disease, death and bereavement. You will develop a clear understanding of the social, psychological and spiritual needs of individuals and their families, and of working within a hospice setting.
The successful applicant will have experience of working with and alongside people with complex social care and/or health needs, providing information, support and episodic social care interventions. You will have highly developed communication skills and be committed to personalisation and service innovation. You will be skilled at engaging and enhancing our relationships with local providers and partnerships to help ensure our services meet every person’s needs.
The job will be based at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney in East London. Some local travel is essential. Full support and training will be given in all aspects of the job by the hospice. There are excellent opportunities for learning and professional development. The post holder will be accountable to the Social Work Manager.
Continuation of NHS Pension Scheme is available
We offer 27 days holiday plus public holidays and excellent pension scheme.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
For further information, please contact Rowena Durant, Social Work Manager on 020 8525 6093
Salary: Band 6 £32,358.40 Salary - £38,372.00 Salary (pro-rated) per annum inclusive
Contract Type: 12M fixed term with possibility of extension
Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Applicants are subject to enhanced DBS (previously CRB).