Palliative Care Social Worker

15 hours per week (0.4 WTE)

Location: Hospice of the Valleys, Blaenau Gwent

Salary: £31,365 – £37,890 (pro-rata for part-time employees)

Hospice of the Valleys is the specialist provider of palliative care services in Blaenau Gwent.  Our specialist teams provided support to over 600 patients last year; in their own homes, in our Day Centre, at Outpatient appointments or in hospital.  We provide nursing support, respite care, social work and bereavement support, physiotherapy, complementary therapies and welfare rights support to people with life-limiting illnesses across Blaenau Gwent.  At present we also provide bereavement support in Merthyr on a temporary basis.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and confident social worker to join our active and well established team on a fixed 2-year term contract. There may be an option to extend the contract subject to funding.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing support to Hospice patients and their families and carers in making decisions about their future needs as they adjust to a new and changing situation, offering appropriate interventions.

Use of a car and a full driving licence is essential.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Jonathan Pearce, Family Support Team Lead on: 01495 717277

Download the job description person specification HERE.

Closing Date: 4th May 2021

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Hospice of the Valleys are proud to be working with Local Hospice Lottery – a weekly lottery set up to provide financial support to adult and children’s hospices across Great Britain.  Local Hospice Lottery are currently recruiting for Lottery Canvassers to work in the Blaenau Gwent area.  For further information on this vacancy, please visit the Local Hospice Lottery recruitment page here.



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