Family Support Worker – Children and Families

Status: Permanent - 22.5 hours a week

Salary: WTE: £24,907.00 to £37,890.00 – dependent on experience (Band 5 – 6)

Closing Date: 27/07/2020

Interview Date: 05/08/2020

St Elizabeth Hospice recently launched its 565 Service to provide emotional support to children, young people and families living with a family member with a progressive illness. The service also provides bereavement support following the loss of a loved one.

Due to increasing demand we are looking for a Family Support Worker to join our team to to provide emotional and practical support for children and families affected by the death or dying of a family member.

Key responsibilities are:-

  • To work in partnership with key agencies as an advisor or training / coaching resource, in liaison with the adult counselling service and other local bereavement and children’s service providers.
  • To promote and develop group work as a resource for children and families in the hospice catchment area enabling bereaved children and their carers to receive a service responsive to their needs.
  • To lead in the delivery of a high quality service, empowering families to develop their own coping strategies.

The ideal candidate will have a qualification or training within an organisation delivering services to children and families and 2 years’ experience in a social, educational or healthcare setting, working with vulnerable individuals or families.

If you would like to be part of our dynamic team please contact Rob Ilett, Children’s Specialist Worker/Counsellor on or Hanna McDowell, Head of Therapy on

For more details about this role please read the job description and person specification.

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the hospice as “Outstanding”

Closing Date:          27th July 2020

Interview Date:        5th August 2020 (via Zoom)

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.  Thank you for your interest in St Elizabeth Hospice.



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