Senior Social Work Practitioner

Categories: Community Engagement.

Senior Social Work Practitioner

Contract: Permanent (37.5 hours per week – part time applicants will be considered))
Salary: General Hospice scale £32,575 -£37,275
Location: St Luke’s Hospice

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced social work practitioner to join our hospice Patient & Family Support Service at the hospice. The PFSS team works across all areas of the hospice service and plays a key role in the delivery of patient and family centred care.

The Senior Social Work post is a new role with-in the team, reflecting the changes we have made in the way we offer our services. Working in a deputising role to the service manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the team continues to deliver a high quality, evidence based care and support service to our clients who use our in-patient unit, day services within the Woodgrange Centre and those living in the community. Working as a senior member of the team, you will work collaboratively with other services, internally and externally, including engaging with and building capacity within the communities the hospice supports.

You will have a minimum of 5 years Social Work experience working with Adults & their families who have complex needs, preferably with people facing loss, change and bereavement. You will be a registered Social Worker with the HCPC (or other devolved UK registration body) and you will have an understanding of multi-professional working in either a health or social care setting. You should be committed to working with a broad range of professionals to deliver care that is responsive and person centred.

Experience of educating others, service development and project management would be advantageous.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 28th November 2016

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