Greater London

£26,500 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides practical and emotional support to children who are life-limited or life threatened, and their families, li... Read more

Job Description

Are you looking for a role where you can develop professionally and personally, all whilst working towards something hugely positive and impactful?

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is an award-winning, growing charity and our people matter enormously. Our Fundraising Team and the wider charity is made up of passionate, motivated and supportive individuals who all champion the cause and each other.

Our expanded care provision will ensure that we are able to offer a complete hospice service for the 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in our catchment area.

Currently our office is conveniently located off Barnet High Street, a few minutes’ walk from High Barnet station on the Northern Line. Our move to The Ark later this year will take us to a beautiful nearby 7.5-acre nature reserve in Barnet.

The Role

We are seeking a dynamic registered professional to join our expanding Family Link Team.  As Family Link Social Worker, you will act as a link between families and the wider service provided by Noah’s Ark, assessing their needs and introducing them to appropriate services.  You will continue to support the family, as needed during their child’s time with Noah’s Ark and in some cases post bereavement, providing much needed continuity.  You will also join our Safeguarding team, supporting the development and delivery of in-house training.

The Successful Applicant will have:

  • Social Work qualification and HCPC registration

  • Experience of working with families of children with complex needs in a statutory or voluntary setting.

  • Knowledge of resources for families of children with additional needs such as benefit entitlement, housing, mobility issues

  • Experience of Child Protection and Safeguarding work.

  • Experience of managing a case load of families, and prioritising tasks accordingly

  • A high degree of literacy and ability to write letters and reports.

  • Ability to network and relate confidently to other professionals.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to advocate for and work in a holistic way with families.

    Am I the right person for the role?

  • Do I have a social work qualification and HCPC registration?

  • Do I have experience of working with families of children with complex needs in a statutory or voluntary setting?

  • Do I have experience of child protection work?

  • Have I managed a caseload of families, and prioritising tasks accordingly?

  • Do I have extensive knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures?

  • Do I have some knowledge of resources for families of disabled children such as benefits, housing, mobility issues?

  • Do I hold a valid driving license and own car?