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Family Support Worker (male), Ty Hafan

Ty Hafan
Post date
8 January 2019
Closing date
28 January 2019
Ty Hafan, Sully, South Wales
37.5 hours
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An exciting opportunity exists for a male Family Support Worker to join our community team at Tŷ Hafan.

Ty Hafan offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in our hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together. The work we do would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers.

The Family Support Worker organises and facilitates a range of events both in the hospice and community to support family members, especially male care givers and young people with the aim to encourage peer group support and mitigate isolation. They provide needs led one to one emotional support as directed by the Family Support Lead.

Key Tasks:
– Co-ordinate the development of strategies to engage with male service users, including the creation of a website, newsletter and other innovative methods of communication.

– Maintain and mediate social media platforms that enhance engagement with male family members

– Provide one to one emotional support and mentoring interventions as identified by needs assessment.

– Communicate effectively and in a timely and most appropriate manner with colleagues, children and families and maintain accurate, clear and contemporaneous records and documentation in line with Tŷ Hafan’s record keeping policy.

We are looking for a dynamic, organised, passionate practitioner experienced in delivering group work. Ideally, the practitioner will be able to demonstrate experience of engaging service users from diverse social groups including those who are likely to be hard to engage or socially excluded. It is an Occupational Requirement that applications are open to men only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week which will include some evenings and weekends.

The benefits of working for Tŷ Hafan include:

Group Personal Pension Scheme with an employer contribution
Holiday entitlement of 30 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays pro rata
Professional development opportunities
Free Parking
Formal clinical supervision
Two weeks of specialist professional development

For further information please follow the link –

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Crosbie on 029 2053 2240.

This role is subject to the outcome of a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure check, satisfactory references and Occupational Health clearance.

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