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Young Person Worker

Acorns Children's Hospice
Post date
1 April 2022
Closing date
24 April 2022
Birmingham, Walsall or Worcester
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We are now looking for three Young Person Workers to join our growing Family Services Teams in our Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester Hospices. The Young Person Worker will be an advocate for young people, champion the provision of services and support with their preparation for adulthood. These are new vacancies following an expansion of the service.

About the Role

Our Hospice Family Services Teams are growing, so that we can provide much needed support to the families when they need us most. It is estimated that for every child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, five family members will be directly impacted. Our aim at Acorns is to help families feel equipped to cope at every stage of their child’s life with dedicated teams offering psychological, emotional and practical support.

As a Young Person Worker, you will be an advocate for the needs of young people within the hospice environment. You’ll work with the young person, listening to their goals and aspirations and help them to prepare for adulthood and transition. You’ll give young people a voice in the organisation, seeking feedback from them and delivering new initiatives to meet their needs.

We will have Young Person Workers in each of our three hospices, so you’ll work with each other to meet organisational objectives and to share best practice. You’ll plan, develop and deliver a strategy that achieves operational objectives including creating individual and group therapeutic-based support systems and Young Person Interest Forums.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of services for young people, assisting in the delivery of a range of training programmes, participation in outreach work and contribution to service evaluation.

About You

You will be professionally qualified to degree level in a field such as Social Work, Community Nursing, Youth Work, Counselling or Play Therapy. You will have experience of organising and implementing programmes of activity for young people and of providing therapeutic based support to them.

You’ll need to be able to travel around the Acorns region independently and some evening and weekend work will be required to meet the needs of the young people.

What We Offer

  • £28,749 per annum, plus allowances (additional £2,300 per annum)
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • hospice-based (B29 6HZ, WS5 4NL or WR5 3EZ) with travel
  • employee discounts from leading retailers
  • employee gym discount scheme
  • bike-to-work scheme
  • generous contribution to group personal pension plan or continuation of current NHS pension scheme
  • NHS pension scheme life assurance or Acorns group life assurance scheme

Interviews will be held:
Birmingham: 11/05/2022
Walsall: 10/05/2022
Worcester: 19/05/2022

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. Any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children.

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