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Social Worker

Job Reference: J315-VC004A

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Psychology and Bereavement Services
upto £31,000.00


For over four decades Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have provided outstanding palliative care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our Community. For us to extend our services further to reach more people we need to recruit additional staff to support our outstanding services, here at the Hospice.


Salary upto £31,000.00 per annum

37.5 hours per week to be work flexibily with the needs of the service


About Us:

This is an exciting time to join our team here at Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity as we expand our services to support more and more patients, their families and carers in Hampshire. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and we need talented and committed people to join our team to help us grow and develop our services.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker to support our patients who are living with life limiting conditions and to provide on-going support to their families and carers. You will be responsible for the provision of social work services :

Delivering a value driven social work and bereavement service

  • Individualised support services to our patients and their families within their own social context and cultural frameworks
  • To support patients,, families and carers to identify personal goals to help tailor their care from the Hospice team
  • To work flexibly within the policy framework of the Hospice with other professionals and the wide Multi-Disciplinary Team

About you:

You will hold current registration with the Health Care Professional Council and be qualified to CQSW or Diploma in Social Work or BA (hons) in Social Work. You will ideally have a degree in social work. You will be able to demonstrate your commitment to CPD and maintaining your professional status with the Health Care Professional Council.

You will have experience of providing support services to patients and their families that promote dignity, independence, choice and control whilst safeguarding vulnerable individuals including children.

You will be able to plan, initiate, monitor, develop and provide an outcomes-driven service in Adult and Child Social Care to our patients and their families.

Understanding of relevant legislation/guidance including Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding regulations is critical for this role, together with an in depth knowledge of best interest.

You will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbally and written which will enable you to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners including Children, young people, vulnerable adults and children. You be a confident motivated individual who is able to project warmth, empathy and sensitivity when supporting your patients, their families an carers.

You will be an organised individual who is able to prioritise and manage their own workloads whilst working within a highly emotional and flexible environment.

You will have a full current driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes as you will be required to visit, patients, their families and carers together with other professionals outside of the Hospice location.




Countess Mountbatten offers a generous benefits package to include:

  • Pension Scheme (inlcuding exsisiting members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)
  • Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits
  • Free parking off site
  • Training and Development Package

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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