Title: Palliative Care Social Worker
Salary: AFC Band 6
Hours/Contract: Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Based: St. John's Hospital, West Lothian
Closing date: 6th February 2022
Interview date: 22nd & 23rd February 2022
The successful candidate will work within Marie Curie, West Lothian Council (WLC) and NHS Lothian and will be supervised by the Principal Social Worker, Marie Curie and supported by a steering group to work as a flexible and responsive member of the multi-disciplinary team advocating on patients and families behalf.
The successful applicant will ideally have experience working with patients and their families in health care settings and in their communities using a broad range of social work skills. You will be an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills. In return we offer you the opportunity to work within our supportive teams, which promote and support ongoing development.
Due to the nature of the role, you will require access to a car and a valid UK driving licence.
What we are looking for:
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner, as well as a team player
- Knowledge and understanding of palliative care
- Degree in Social Work or equivalent
- Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
For further information or an informal chat please contact our Principal Social Worker, Andrew Reeves on 07714139129
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory PVG criminal record check.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.