Patient and Family Support Social Worker

Belfast, Belfast
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW348797_1550049527
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-13
  • Location: Belfast, Belfast
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-14
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for Social Worker to join their Patient and Family Support Team within the Belfast area.

To deliver a comprehensive social work and bereavement service in all areas of the hospice, including the community if appropriate. To work as a flexible and responsive member of the multi-disciplinary team advocating on patients and family's behalf. To be accountable for ensuring own practice meets minimum national standards and is compliant with the social work Code of Conduct.

The responsibilities of the Social Worker includes:

  • To undertake continuing holistic assessment of patients' needs
  • Review the initial assessment on a regular basis (while the patient is an inpatient) to ensure our services are responsive to changing needs
  • Provide psychological and emotional support to patients, identifying when the level of support may be beyond the scope of an individual social worker and that other professional support may be needed
  • Identify any needs the carer may have and where appropriate refer to specialist agencies that can provide support
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and update appropriately and accurately the team on any issues that may be relevant to the patients discharge or care

Requirements of a Social Worker:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £31.15 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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