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North London Hospice

Social Work Assistant

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£29,005 - £31,150

Posted Date

South East

24 January 2022


Closing Date

25 January 2022

Would you like to work as part of our committed, creative team, which offers innovative psychosocial interventions to people with palliative and end of life care needs, and to their families and unpaid carers? We are looking for enthusiastic, skilled individuals who enjoy working as part of a team and are passionate about providing excellent holistic palliative care.

You will demonstrate a commitment to co-production, networking, influencing and partnership skills, and it is vital that you share in our dedication for equality of opportunity and are reflective, adaptable, and resilient.

Main duties of the job:

You will be assessing and responding to complex needs, working with risk and uncertainty whilst demonstrating your ability to promote enablement and self-determination within this. You will have extensive experience, skills and knowledge of working in partnership with people to achieve the personal outcomes they seek, and an ability to develop trusting relationships to support individuals facing complex social and emotional challenges.

Working for our organisation:

North London Hospice has been providing palliative and end of life care for the communities of North London since 1984. The hospice prides itself on being able to provide our staff with more opportunity to deliver better qualify care by spending time with our patients. This has been greatly received by all our nursing and clinical teams making us an employer of choice in the North London area.

In return, you will receive:

- Personal pension plan
- Life Assurance
- Generous leave entitlement
- Fully funded health cash plan
- Cinema benefits, etc.

Please note CVs will not be considered

Please attend our online information session 18th January at 6.00pm to learn more about the role and meet some of the team. Contact spitcher@northlondonhospice.co.uk to obtain the session zoom link.

Contact pmccrossan@northlondonhospice.co.uk for specific enquiries about the role.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information relating to this role.

With effect from 1 April 2022, being fully COVID-19 vaccinated will become a legal condition to be employed or volunteer in any patient facing healthcare role in the UK. You will be asked for confirmation of this during your interview and if successful, you will be asked to provide proof of your vaccination status.
Person specification
Desirable criteria

- relevant health or social qualification

Essential criteria

- Experience in adult care
- Proven experience of assessment and planning intervention
- Proven experience and understanding of the professional roles and the contribution of all members of the multi-disciplinary team

Abilities and skills
Essential criteria

- Good knowledge of Microsoft Applications and ability to use IT based systems
- Good communication and interpersonal skills and to be able to use these effectively in a variety of settings

Desirable criteria

- Understanding of the needs of unpaid carers
- Knowledge of current legislation relevant to role
- Knowledge of relevant voluntary and statutory agencies

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