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Support Worker Children & Young People

Support Worker Children & Young People
Organisation Recruiting: 
North Yorkshire Hospice Care
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
£16,543 per annum
Contract Type: 
Job Description: 

North Yorkshire Hospice Care

Temporary Contract to 30 September 2021
22.5 hours per week over 3 days with some evening work required
£16,543 per annum

An exciting opportunity to work as part of the Just ‘B’ Children and Young People (CYP) Team providing a variety of bereavement, psychological and emotional support to children and young people in a school setting through face to face, telephone/digital or group work throughout the Harrogate, Hambleton & Richmondshire districts.

We are looking for a confident, experienced worker with CYPs of all ages. Having a creative and flexible approach with a proven track record in providing psychological and emotional support, working within safeguarding procedures and alongside other agencies.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a school setting, having gained a professional qualification or registration in social work, teaching or counselling. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, with an understanding of volunteering and the ability to provide supervision to volunteers.

Collaborative working skills are essential to this role, as are being adaptable to change, and an ability to manage stress and distress in self and others. A willingness to travel throughout the district with access to your own vehicle is essential.

This role is 22.5 hours per week over three days with the possibility of extra bank hours also being available.

This role is partly funded by BBC Children in Need.

Benefits include: -

• 21 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays, pro rata)
• Comprehensive Induction Programme
• Contributory Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 8% and variable employee contribution
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Free Enhanced DBS check

You will be joining an organisation which is driven, caring and responsive and you will be playing an important role in enabling us to provide our highly valued services to the people of Harrogate and District.

We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being obtained including successful applicants being required to undertake an enhanced DBS Check. Disclosure expense will be met by employer.

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice and Talking Spaces. North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179).

Please click the link below to the North Yorkshire Hospice Care website where you can download a full Job Description and apply for the role.

Completed applications to be received by 9am, 13th April 2021.

Interviews will take place at Crimple House, Harrogate.

Interview Date: 
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
22.5 over 3 days
Phone Number: 
01423 876086
Harrogate and Rural District/Hambleton and Richmondshire