Senior Practitioner, Specialist Palliative Care Social Work

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Salary: £30,227-£36,124 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week

St Luke’s is an organisation that values and adds quality to individual’s lives. Working for St Luke’s offers a real opportunity to make a difference. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Senior Practitioner within the Specialist Palliative Care Social Work Department.

The post holder will be responsible for an efficient, effective high quality service for all service users referred to the team. You will liaise and work with the MDT and colleagues from the statutory and voluntary sector to formulate clear plans for service users and in particular give priority to complex circumstances/situations. You will also be able to demonstrate proven clinical leadership and have contributed to the improvement of innovative change to clinical practice within the specialty.

A qualification in Social Work plus current membership of Professional/Registration bodies is essential. Significant post qualifying Social Work experience, incorporating the need to demonstrate evidence of senior responsibility within the workplace is required. In addition, evidence of partnership working including experience of involvement with Continuing Health Care/Local Authority is also required. Awareness of Specialist Palliative Care Social Work issues is essential along with experience of working within a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The successful candidate must have experience of supporting people through loss along with being an advocate on behalf of service users. You must have experience of staff support/appraisals and have the ability to negotiate involvement across all levels of professionals both inside and outside the organisation.

All posts within the Hospice are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply online please visit our website at If you require an application pack please e-mail or ring our 24 hour recruitment line on 0114 235 7545. 

For further details and an informal discussion or visit, please contact Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive, on 0114 235 7456.

Closing date:    Monday 17th June 2013
Interviews:    Wednesday 17th July 2013

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