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Palliative care social worker

Do you want to make a difference to someone’s end of life experience?

We are looking for a palliative care social worker to specialise in working with adults and children who are at the end of their life, their families, those they are close to and their communities.

The post holder will be part of a small social work team and use their particular skills and knowledge to help people to deal with the impact of what is happening to them.

This will include loss and bereavement, discharge planning, assessments and to have a good life and a good death. They will work in partnership with people they offer support to and work alongside other professions, agencies, organisations and as a member of the wider palliative care multi-disciplinary team.

The hospice’s vision is to provide excellence in specialist palliative care and to ensure patients receive consistently high standards of care in all care settings within the organisation. There is a culture of reflection, training, supporting and development for staff, with access to regular clinical and management supervision. Eden Valley Hospice provides a creative and unique environment with many opportunities for personal and professional growth and pay progression. A willingness to advance skills is therefore essential.

As a small organisation it means we work closely across teams and ideas for improvement can be adopted and trialled quickly. Our leadership team is visible and approachable, and you will have the chance to influence the work of the hospice.

Our staff survey reflects an employer which values people and a place where their development is encouraged.

While the cost-of-living crisis is bringing us challenges – we are stable and ambitious for the future, and we are excited about opportunities to collaborate with our community.

We offer some excellent benefits including:

– Free on-site parking

– Excellent development opportunities

– Discounted gym membership

– Access to discount schemes for on-line and high street retailers

– Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, offering free, confidential support including access to counselling, wellbeing advice and much more

If you would like to meet the team and have an informal chat, please contact

For details of the benefits of working for the Hospice, click here. To apply for the post, please complete an application form. For guidance on making an application, please click here.

Please note that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list checks.

Closing date: 10am, 5th June 2024

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicants.

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Hours: 15 hours per week across Monday to Friday, occasional weekend working required

Salary: Hospice Grade 5


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