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Social Worker

Social Worker

Are you an experienced social worker with knowledge and passion for supporting children with complex health needs and life-limiting conditions? Are you looking for an opportunity to really make a difference to families and vulnerable children? If so, you may be the person we are looking for to become part of our amazing team at Helen & Douglas House.

Department: Community Outreach Team
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Working Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: Band 6 (£30,401 – £37,267) per year, depending on experience
Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 30 June 2019
View the full job description

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a confident Social Worker to provide direct emotional and psychosocial support to families using Helen & Douglas House and to bereaved parents, siblings and carers from the time of their loss. The Community and Support Service works alongside the care team to deliver integrated, well-communicated care to families’ pre and post bereavement. The new post holder would be a key member of the organisational Safeguarding Team.

The benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years).
  • We are a direction agency for the NHS Pension Scheme. Membership to the NHS pension scheme is available to employees who have contributed to the NHS pension scheme in the previous 12 months.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Cycle scheme.
  • Occupational sick pay and maternity pay.
  • A flexible working environment.
  • Subsidised staff dining facilities. 
  • Investement in your CPD. 
  • Inbedded staff support. 

What next?

For further details about the role, please see the job description. If you have any questions please e-mail or call the HR Team on 01865 794749. If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or a tour of the hospice, please call us and we can arrange this with the Helen House team. For any internal candidates interested in applying, please contact your Team Leader initially for an informal discussion.

Please complete the application process through Helen & Douglas House website, unfortunately, we are unable to accept CV’s by email or via other websites/Job boards. Please note, the closing date for the vacancy is midnight on Sunday 30 June.

Staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, is the world’s first children’s hospice. We care for terminally ill babies, children, and their families at our hospice and at home. It is a special place that feels like home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support our work.