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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Scotland

Salary

Location

£36,963

Posted Date

30 June 2023

Glasgow

Closing Date

14 July 2023

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to provide support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families. The role is permanent for 17.5 hours per week.

Our work is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will work closely within our supportive Young Lives vs Cancer team, an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and with services in the community.

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 both The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and Royal Children’s Hospital, Glasgow. 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 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:

As well as current SSSC registration:

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.

All applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills.

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.

Accessibility

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:

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

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.

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th July 2023

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