Every day, 12 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families, offering them care and support every step of the way. You can be a part of helping them live their life to the full.
Position: Care Support Worker
Location: Bristol, Avon
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: £19,954 per annum (FTE)
Closing Date: 5 July 2019
Interview Date: 17 July 2019
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to join and support our established Social Care Team providing services and support to children, teenagers and young adults with cancer. Our team includes Paediatric Social Workers, Social Workers for Young People and a Young Peoples Community Worker.
You will be expected to maintain a high standard of administration. To give practical and administrative assistance to the social care team and help the Social Workers to provide day to day support for service users and to plan and organise events and activities. You will have some contact with children, young people and families, completing registrations and grant applications, providing information and assistance with accessing appropriate services. You will help us to maintain our database and contribute to collecting and presenting data for reports and evaluations.
We are looking for a person who has had experience in an administrative post but also the confidence to meet with children and families when they may be experiencing great distress. You will need to be highly organised and efficient and have a good standard of literacy and numeracy and experience of working with children and families. Able to work independently and use your own initiative.
It is desirable that you have some experience of working in a hospital setting and that you have an understanding of the impact of cancer or serious illness.
All applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills.
What we offer:
In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and season ticket loan.
We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds, to join us and help improve the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families. We particularly want to encourage people from under-represented groups to step forward and apply to work or volunteer with CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
This post will require a DBS check.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Administrator, Team Administrator, Care Administrator, Healthcare, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.