Specialist Social Worker

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£26,565 - £35,577 pa pro rata
07 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Specialist Social Worker

Band 6 

Main area Endocrine

Grade Band 6

Contract  Fixed term until the 31st March 2019

Hours Part time 22.5 hours week per week

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Site Bristol Royal Infirmary / Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Town Bristol

Salary £26,565 - £35,577 pa pro rata

Closing 25/06/2018 23:59

Interview date 03/07/2018

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust invites social workers experienced in children’s work to apply for a part time Locum position, fixed term (ending March 2019) in Paediatric Endocrinology. We hope that after March 2019 there will be opportunities available to create an extended post.  

The present post, available immediately after selection, checks and contracting, combines a role within the paediatric multi-professional team for families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease) with a role within the multiprofessional team for paediatric obesity. These are two specialist services where social work support to families is highly valued by the team.

The University Hospitals Bristol Endocrine Service leads in the provision of specialist care for patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Obesity working both within the acute hospital and the community.

This an exciting opportunity for a specialist social worker to work across both services providing support, advice and guidance to patients and their families, enabling them to manage practical issues relating to their health. The specialist social worker will work within the hospital and community settings.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and organisational skills, who is able to work well within a multi professional team utilising their autonomy and social work expertise. You will work closely as part of the Endocrine team and be supported by a psychology social lead within the trust. Experience of working with patients and families with chronic illness would be desirable. However the candidate would need to be able to apply their existing experience and knowledge to patients and families with complex needs.

This unique role will provide the opportunity to extend your skills, knowledge and experience within a specialist area of social work with the full support of a specialist multi professional Endocrine team.

Interviews are planned for the 3 July 2018

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With 8,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.


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