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KIDS, Multiple Locations (On-site)
£24,865 per year FTE
Posted 1 week ago
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Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester (On-site)
£23,500 - £25,000 per year
Contract, 12 month Fixed term Contract, Part-time
Job description

As part of our family support service, The Joshua Tree provides opportunities for all members of our families to connect with and gain support from our team of support workers. This includes children and young people that are newly diagnosed with cancer, on treatment and post treatment, as well as siblings and wider young family members.  By developing a positive, trusting and caring ongoing professional relationship with the children and their families, the families will feel comfortable and confident in visiting the centre on a regular basis.

The key purpose of this role is to plan and deliver a high quality, child focused programme of activities for children aged 0 to 18 affected by childhood cancer. Over the next 12 months the Support Centre will be utilised during the daytime, after school times, in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays, therefore flexibility on working days and times is essential. The role will also include delivering 1 to 1 support programmes to enhance emotional wellbeing with children in school or at their home. This means that there is an expectation for Family Support staff to travel and be willing to use their car for business purposes. Post holders must have a full driving licence and have access to a reliable vehicle. Mileage expenses will be covered by the employer.

It will be important to maintain the playroom, teenage areas and playground at the Support Centre, as well as planning, organising and implementing activities, programmes, groups and individual care plans to suit the needs of children and young people.

Strong communication in this role is key and this includes liaising with other members of the family support team to co-ordinate targeted interventions when required e.g. counselling, art therapy, nutrition advice, personal training, school support etc. This post also involves an element of administrative duties as well as monitoring the impact our work is having on our beneficiaries and regularly updating our new Lamplight Database system.

The nature of work is hugely rewarding it can also be emotionally demanding. A full induction programme and training will be provided and we are a very supportive team, offering regular supervision and reflection time to support emotional wellbeing. The post holder will follow The Joshua Tree's values and effectively communicate with service users, their families, colleagues and educational and healthcare professionals.

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More about The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree Charity, was founded in 2006 by Lynda and David Hill after their son was diagnosed with leukaemia and discovered a distinct lac... Read more

Posted on: 05 July 2022
Closing date: 02 August 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Support Worker

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