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Child and Family Practitioner

East Anglia's Children's Hospice
Post date
16 October 2023
Closing date
12 November 2023
Hybrid - Home & The Nook Hospice, Norwich
£35,392 to £42,618
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Over the past 30 years, EACH has developed an enviable reputation in the field of children’s palliative care.

We are the largest provider of palliative and end of life care and support for children and their families in East Anglia, delivering a comprehensive range of services in our hospices, family homes, hospital and wider community.

All three of our hospices; The Nook (Norfolk), The Treehouse (Ipswich) and Milton (Cambridge) were rated OUTSTANDING by the Care Quality Commission

Child and Family Worker

Hybrid working: The Nook Hospice, Norwich NR14 7PX / Home Working

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week – flexibility as needed for evening and weekend events

Permanent Contract

Salary £35,392 to £42,618.00 per annum

Care Salary Band: 6

Comprehensive range of benefits:

  • Free onsite parking & subsidised meals
  • Flexibility of hybrid working
  • Enhanced Annual leave Entitlement – 27 days + 8 UK Bank Holidays
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme
  • AVIVA pension package – up to 7% Employer Contribution inc Life Assurance
  • NHS pension – continuation of if already contributing
  • Free Eye Tests & Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Are you Professionally Qualified in:

  • a relevant area of practice such as social work, mental health nursing, therapies, psychology, counselling and with a relevant professional registration.


  • looking for a new challenge
  • enjoy variety in your work
  • wish to be part of a multi discipline team striving to make a difference for the children’s palliative care community

EACH’s model of service delivery places service user needs at the centre of care delivery incorporating a systemic approach.

Key responsibilities:

  • To deliver therapeutic individual and group interventions with children and young people, parents and carers, establishing and evaluating goals for care.
  • To undertake generic emotional and mental health assessments as required.
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a network of palliative care provision.
  • To support families in the decision making process regarding the hopes and wishes for the child/young person and the family during life, end of life care and into bereavement.
  • To provide general emotional support, signposting to information and other services, creation of memory work, and providing practical advice and support around the time of death and into bereavement.

To view the job description and to apply, please visit our website:

Interviews: 28th November 2023

At EACH, we are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community and from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds. EACH is also committed to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.

EACH is proud to be Investors in People accredited.

EACH reserves the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications.

This post is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment.

It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in Regulated Activity (under the Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups Act 2006) to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group.

EACH has a legal responsibility to ensure that its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to verification that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.

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