Family Support Worker


Part time: 16 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday – 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm (days to be discussed)
Salary: £ 10.00per hour

About St Joseph’s Hospice
St Joseph's Hospice is one of the oldest hospices in the country, our UK service opened in Thornton in 1974 and now each year we provide care and support to over 200 people with life limiting conditions from within the West Lancashire, Sefton, Liverpool and Knowsley areas. The hospice is set in 12 acres of tranquil woodland.

The hospice has 31 patient rooms, split across 3 units, providing high quality, end of life care. Our service helps create a home from home environment for our patients and provides ongoing support to their families. Clinical activity is supported by our in-house Non-Medical Prescriber nurse, a visiting GP and a local network of specialist clinical support.

At St Joseph’s we feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to look after patients and families at the end of their lives.


What we’re looking for

We are looking for a passionate, energetic and enthusiastic Family Support Worker to join our fantastic team at the Hospice.


You will support the Clinical Director in the delivery of a pre and post bereavement and Family Support Service which delivers an empowering, flexible and integrative style of person-centred care to adults, families, children and young people in line with the Hospice values. This is a wide ranging role, that will use your previous experience to provide support to patients and families, signposting to other organisations as appropriate. Utilising the support of dedicated volunteers and linking up with external agencies, you will identify and implement a range of wellbeing activities and support for our patients and their families

The successful candidate will have:
• experience of working with loss, grief and emotional crisis and with people of all ages and backgrounds;
• the ability to undertake holistic assessment of individuals and families, identifying needs and making joint decisions on suitable provision
• well-developed therapeutic skills.
• Strong organisational and IT skills, ability to form relationships with patients, families and colleagues

Additional Information
St Joseph’s Hospice will support you and provide access to your professional development.
Benefits for employees include employer contributory pension scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, and free onsite parking.


How to Apply
Click on the below 'Application Form' link to  download an application pack and apply today. Alternatively, email recruitment@stjhospice.org.uk to request a hard copy. 


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Clare Waller, Clinical Director on 0151 932 6023.
Closing Date: 17th May 2022
The posts will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance (with Adult & Children Barring)

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