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Social Worker

Young Lives VS Cancer
Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Hybrid)
£38,072 per year
Job description


When a child is dagnosed 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 children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. Join us and your skills will make a real difference to the lives of young cancer patients.

About the role

Post: Social Worker (29 hours)

Location: Hybrid - Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh

Salary: £38,072 (FTE)

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to provide support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families. The role is permanent, 29 hours per week.

Our work is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will work closely within our supportive Young Lives vs Cancer team, an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and with services in the community.

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

This role falls under the hybrid-variable category. Your contractual base will be both Home and The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh. You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements, but the majority of hours will be at the hospital base.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check. In the event of a successful application, a Disclosure report will be sought.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

As well as current Scottish Social Services Council registration:

• Experience working with children, young people and their families/carers in a social care setting

• Experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment

• Knowledge of children and young people’s development

• An understanding of the impact of serious illness on children, young people and families.

All applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills.

Diversity declaration

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.

We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritized communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking action and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support.


We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible.  Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.

What we offer

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual and family/ caring leave entitlements, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme.

To find out more about our benefits package, have a look at our website.

If you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed to making a difference in 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.

You may have experience in the following: Human Services Specialist, Community Support Worker, Behavioral Health Counselor, Youth Services Coordinator, Mental Health Clinician, Outreach Worker, Crisis Intervention Specialist, Child Welfare.


Posted on: 22 April 2024
Closed date: 07 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker