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Northern Ireland Hospice is a local charity caring for local people.

Each year we care for over 3,000 adults, children and young people with life-limiting and life threatening conditions, both in hospice and in the community. We also support their families and carers.

The Adult Hospice is based at Somerton House, Somerton Road, Belfast and the children's hospice at Horizon House, O'Neill Road in Newtownabbey.

Although we do receive some funding from government, we still rely heavily on voluntary donations and legacies to fund our much needed services.

Family Support Social Worker (Ref: 171133)

Title of Post:   Family Support Social Worker

                         Fixed Term until June 2021

Location:    Horizon House, Childrens Hospice, Newtownabbey

Reports to:                  Social Work Lead

Band:             Based on Band 6 :  £25,429 - £34,450 per annum

Hours:       37.5 per week

Role: The post holder will plan, organise, deliver and review the various family support programmes offered to the families of children who use Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice (NICH) services. S/he will work in collaboration with the Social Work Manager and other senior managers within NICH to ensure that a range of appropriate support services are available to families across Northern Ireland.

Essential Criteria includes;

Recognised professional social work qualification.

Registered with NISCC.

Minimum of 2 years’ full time or part time equivalent post- qualifying experience


Completed an assessed year of practice and have 2 year’s pre-qualifying experience within the last 5 years in a related area e.g. facilitating developmental group work, or facilitating structured group based family support programmes

Experience of coordinating and facilitating a range of group work programmes

Proven ability to communicate with and support children, young people and adults

To apply and/or for further information on the role please download the attached application pack and job description, or alternatively contact HR via email: or on 02890 781836.

Closing Date for Application is Monday, 03 April 2017.