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Senior Social Worker

  • Employer - St Cuthberts Hospice
  • Reference number - SSW0218
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Social Work
  • Location - Durham
  • Salary - Hospice Pay Scale 7. £32,618 - £41,757
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 37.5 hours per week
  • Closing date - Friday, 23 February 2018


St Cuthbert's Hospice is looking to recruit a senior social worker with extensive experience of working in palliative and end of life care settings to lead our growing newly established  social work and counselling team.  This is a new post that presents an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to lead the delivery of social work and bereavement and counselling services in our In-patient services and new Living Well Centre days care services.  We are looking for someone with wide ranging experience in palliative care and grief and loss issues, along with the necessary personal and professional skills to contribute to the social and psychological care of patients and their families. 
Our day care services in the Living Well Centre have been re-configured around the principles of ‘rehabilitative’ palliative care  with the aim of helping services user to ‘live well’ with life limiting illness.  The same rehabilitative approach is being adopted for our patients on the in-patient unit.  The successful applicant will play a key role in ensuring the social work contribution in care and discharge planning is presented at individual case review during our weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact George Bell on 0191 386 1170.

Contact information

A job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded from our website at  or request a hard copy from the HR office 0191 374 6174 or email  

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If you have not heard from us by Friday 9th March 2018 please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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