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Transition Support Worker

Loughborough, Leicestershire (Hybrid)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Derby, Derby
Nottingham, Nottingham
£23,375 per year FTE / £14,025.00 for hours worked
Part-time (22.5 hours per week with the requirement to work occasional weekends and evenings.)
Job description

As the East Midlands’ only hospice for babies, children and young people, Rainbows is a place where children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families can find care and support. Our incredible team of people help with end-of-life care, symptom management and respite/short break care, as well as supporting families at home and in the community.

Rainbows is so much more than a building; the Team offers diverse, flexible support to families wherever they are across the East Midlands. We're also there to support parents and siblings through their bereavements.

Ensuring the ongoing needs of young people with life-limiting conditions are addressed is a priority for Rainbows. Therefore, we are seeking a part-time Transition Support Worker to join the existing Transition Team to champion and advocate for the rights of children and young people to have fair access to care, education, and social activities.

This role will involve you covering the areas of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, and North Derbyshire therefore, you will need to have the ability to travel around without relying on public transport.  You will also need to travel to the Hospice on Lark Rise in Loughborough for your interview, team meetings and events.

Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week with the requirement to work occasional weekends and evenings to support with events like open day, leavers weekends, group sessions and 1-1 support time.

About the role

This role provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to join a dynamic and supportive team working with children and young people from the age of 13 up to the age of 25, supporting them to transition from children’s services into adult’s services.

Some of the key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

·         To support the Transition Lead and work as part of a location-based transition team, acting as a resource to colleagues regarding transition issues.

·         To support young people and their families in all aspects of transition including health, education, social and welfare.

·         To support the transition of young people moving from Rainbows to other adult services working in close partnership with Rainbows’ Family Support Team and external agencies such as schools, colleges, care providers and commissioners.

·         Develop relationships with relevant services to aid the transition process.

·         Further responsibilities in the role of a Transition Support Worker at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


·         Significant experience of working with children and young people with complex needs.

·         Understanding of the challenges faced by young people transitioning into adult care.

·         Ability to engage well with children, young people, and their families.

·         Motivated to make and sustain positive relationships with external organisations.

·         Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.


Our Benefits include:

•                     Free onsite parking at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.

•                     Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.

•                     Bupa Cashback plan.

•                     Life Assurance.

•                     27 days holiday.

•                     Plus bank holiday allowance but expectation to work bank holidays in this role.

•                     Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

•                     Access to occupational health.

•                     Contributory pension scheme.

•                     Subsidised meals at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.


For further information about this role and the responsibilities please contact the people team at Rainbows.

To apply for the role please click ‘apply now’ to complete an online application form. If you require an alternative method of applying or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments further, please contact the people team at Rainbows.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

Application resources
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Rainbows Children's Hospice View profile Company size Size:
Posted on: 06 June 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 11:59
Job ref: RAI1000254
Tags: Support Worker

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