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Social Worker

Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £29,170 – £33,700 (depending on depth and variety of experience in a similar role)
Closing date: Friday 9 March

Location: St Barnabas House, Titnore Lane, Worthing

St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas through a range of services, including in-patient care, day hospice and community care.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic social worker with the skills to work with individuals and families who are experiencing significant loss, a proven ability to work with people of different ages and backgrounds and well-developed communication skills.

This role will include:

  • The completion of assessments of the psychosocial needs and resources of patients and family members
  • The provision of ongoing psychological support to patients and family members, pre and post-bereavement
  • The provision of information and advice to service users and colleagues
  • Support for clinical colleagues in ensuring that an appropriate response is made to safeguarding concerns
  • Working with the multi-professional Family Services Team to develop and expand the service provided, including possible group work and support for children and young people.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Steve Everard, Head of Family Services on 01903 706340.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in applying for this role.

The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

Benefits include:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ (FTE) annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership

Please complete the application form in as much detail as possible as we use this form to shortlist candidates. We do not require any other documents at this stage but we will ask for evidence of your right to work in the UK at interview and evidence of all qualifications you identify in your application form.