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Young Lives vs Cancer

senior social work practitioner

Job Type

Temporary (12 Months)






Posted Date

15 February 2024

London - Great Ormond Street Hospital

Closing Date

18 February 2024

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen, for a Senior Social Work Practitioner, within the London & South East Regional team:

As Senior Social Work Practitioner you will support the Team Manager to lead and deliver the Social Care service for children and families throughout the area. You will lead on practice development, and assist in the drive for continuous improvement within Social Care, you will also offer support to social workers within the team as well as carrying a reduced caseload.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality support tailored to the needs of the children and their families. The work we do is rewarding but also complex and demanding. You will be part of a close-knit Young Lives vs Cancer social work team, working within an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and services in the community.

This role is part home, part site-based (your contractual base will be both Home and Hospital) within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements.

About You

You will be committed to delivering high quality social work support to promote the best outcomes for the children and families we work with. You will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will have a positive attitude and be willing to embrace difference. As part of the wider Young Lives vs Cancer team you will actively engage with the work of the charity and welcome opportunities to get involved.

You will have:

A recognised Social Worker qualification and current registration with Social Work England/Scottish Social Service Council/Social Care Wales/Northern Ireland Social Care Council.
Experience working with children, young people and their families/carers in a social care setting.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally in an NHS setting.
Sound knowledge of child and young people development.
An understanding of the impact of serious illness for children, young people and their families.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
What we Offer

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

Cancer doesn’t discriminate and neither does Young Lives vs Cancer. We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented communities. Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to growing a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve.

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.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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