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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type

Temporary

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£39,648

Posted Date

12 March 2024

London - Great Ormond Street Hospital

Closing Date

24 March 2024

We are looking for experienced Social Workers to join our London & South East Team supporting children and young people diagnosed with cancer.

Young lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We currently use a hybrid working model. This role is part home, part site based (your contractual base will be both Home and Hospital). You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage. Please note that the advertised salary is the full-time equivalent based on a 35 hour working week.

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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.

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/ Scottish Social Services
- 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.

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 minoritised communities. Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to growing a workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve.

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.

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

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