Family Support Worker

20 to 25 hours per week

Salary: £23,000 to £25,000 pro rata equivalent, based on experience

Office Location: Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, WR7 4NZ

Contract type: Permanent

Do you have the skills and desire to support families through difficult times?

Do you know how to provide emotional support?

Do you know what it takes to support families undergoing the childhood cancer journey?

If you have these skills read on…..

We are excited to be recruiting for a new, developing role within the Trust to provide practical and emotional support to families throughout the stages of childhood cancer journey.  The successful candidate will show their abilities in providing the emotional support, at the right times in the right ways throughout the journey with families.

You will have experience and skill in supporting people through difficult times, sometimes crisis situations, ideally with children or bereavement or palliative care.  You will be adept at working with other support services, ensuring the right information is provided to the families, which may include hospitals, school or hospice liaison.

Coupled with the communication skills, you will be organized, communicative with the other support team, and have a clear ability to manage your workload effectively. Having a compassionate nature is of utmost importance.

You will have good IT skills, as well as having a full driving license with your own transport.  You will be physically able to carry out the role with lone working, some light lifting and be able to engage with children at their level.

Has this information caught your interest? Then click on the link below the full job description, and information on applying. 

Please forward your CV and contact details of referees with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to [email protected].  Closing date for application is 4pm on Friday 25 June 2021. Please note that referees will only be contacted with your consent after successful interview.

For family support worker job description, please see here.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Jennifer Kelly by email at [email protected] or by phone on 01905 885777.

We are sorry that we are unable to give feedback to every applicant, but we will make contact with you should we need further information or if we are able to invite you to interview.