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Young Lives vs Cancer

Senior Practitioner

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South West




Posted Date

25 September 2023


Closing Date

10 October 2023

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker, to join the South West Social Work Team in the role of Senior Practitioner. This is a part-time, permanent role of 17.5 hours per week and involves:

Practice management of Social Workers who will deliver services in line with the organisation's service specifications

Supporting team members to work with multi-disciplinary professionals across health and social care

Carrying a caseload of complex cases

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

This role falls under the hybrid - variable category. Your contractual base will be the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements, but majority of hours will be at the hospital base.

This role is subject to a Criminal Record Check. In the event of a successful application a Disclosure report will be sought.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

Experience of working with children and young people, including complex case work and risk assessment and care planning, caseload management and interagency working

Experience of managing safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults - legislation, procedures and best practice

Experience of supervising students and / or staff in a social care setting

Experience of delivering support to young people and families via different mediums including individuals, groups and digital delivery.

The skills to champion the service and appropriately challenge yourself, teams and partner agencies where necessary.

Diversity declaration

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.

We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritised communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking actions and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support. Click here to find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging strategy.


We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible.  Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.

What we offer

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

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.

To arrange an informal chat, please contact Rachel Banks, South West Team Manager on 07771502735 or

The Interview date is planned for Monday 16th October at Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol.

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