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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed Term

Region

UK

Salary

Location

£38,123

Posted Date

15 August 2022

Hybrid - part home, part site

Closing Date

30 August 2022

We are looking for two experienced Social Workers to join our London team supporting children and young people diagnosed with cancer. Both posts will be up to 12 months maternity cover:

When a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer life is turned upside down – for them and their family. Fear, isolation, extreme money worries, not knowing where to turn – this is the reality for many.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help children, young people and families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. You could be a part of the team making it happen.

Please make sure you specify in the supporting statement on the application form which role you are applying for by stating the hours and location of the role you are interested in.

The Role

Great Ormond Street Hospital - 28 hours

University College London Hospital - 35 hours

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality support tailored to the needs of the children and young people 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 with 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 the relevant 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, young people 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
- 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.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate and neither does Young Lives vs Cancer. We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background and actively encourage applications from underrepresented communities. Click here to get to know more about our DEIB journey.

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.

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, take a look here.

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