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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Region

£35,463

Posted Date

Home-based

30 June 2022

Home-based

Closing Date

10 July 2022

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We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to support children and young people diagnosed with cancer and and their families digitally, as a member of our Central Support & Social Care team.

This is a mixed staff and volunteer team delivering UK-wide digital and phone-based support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families. The team provides an additional point of entry to Young Lives vs Cancer’s services, alongside our local social care teams based in hospitals.

The role is 35 hours per week. You can be based anywhere in the UK, as long as you have a quiet, private space to work from. This is a permanent contract.

The closing date for applying is Sunday 10th July, with interviews taking place from Wednesday 13 July.

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you.

This role falls under the home-based category. This role is home based and can be based anywhere in the UK with occasional visits to Young Lives vs Cancer workplaces.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About you:

Our work is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will also need strong digital skills, and the ability to work at pace across multiple digital channels.

As well as current social work registration you will have:

- Experience working with children, young people and their families/carers in a social care setting
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Knowledge of child and young people development
- An understanding of the impact of serious illness for children, young people and families.

It is desirable that you have experience working in an NHS setting.
What we offer

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme. To find out more about our benefits package, have a look on our website:

https://www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/careers/our-benefits/

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, sex, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation. At Young Lives vs Cancer, we do not just accept difference — we value it, we celebrate it, we nurture it, and we thrive off it. We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background.

We are on a journey, and if you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.

Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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