Birmingham, West-Midlands (On-site)
£35,463 (FTE)
Job description
Social Worker

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. And you could be a part of the team making it happen.

The Role

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid 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. This role is full time (35 hours) part home, part office/ site based (your contractual base will be both Home and Birmingham Children’s Hospital site. You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements, with 1 or 2 days a week in the office.

This will include blended home based and office-based working at the Birmingham Children's Hospital to provide support to children and young people (0-24 years) diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia and their families.

About You

As well as current Social Work England registration you will have:

- Recognised Social Worker qualification
- 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.
- It is desirable that you have experience working in an NHS setting.
- Our work is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will work closely with our supportive Young Lives vs Cancer team, an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and with services in the community.

What We Offer

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme. To find out more about our benefits package, have a look on our website.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, sex, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation. At Young Lives vs Cancer, we do not just accept difference — we value it, we celebrate it, we nurture it, and we thrive off it. We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background.

We are on a journey, and 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

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job Type: Hybrid - part home, part site
Location: Birmingham - Birmingham Children's Hospital
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: £35,463 (FTE)
Closing Date: 29 May 2022

You may have experience of the following: Qualified Social Worker, Social Work, Social Care, NHS, Charity, Young Peoples Social Worker, Child Development, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

Ref: 132 784
Posted on: 10 May 2022
Closed date: 29 May 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 132784
Tags: Social Work