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Why work at NI Hospice...

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.

Social Worker (Part-Time; 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract) (Ref: 171333)

We are currently recruiting for a Social Worker to join our committed team in our new state-of-the art Adult Hospice based in Somerton House, Belfast. With attractive terms and conditions, this opportunity to provide a vital service in a rewarding role could be the new role that you are looking for! 

Salary: Based on Band 6

Hours: 22 ½ hours per week

Contract: Temporary 1year fixed-term post

Location:  Northern Ireland Hospice, 74 Somerton Road, Belfast, BT15 3LH

Role Overview: To provide a specialist palliative social work service to patients and their families, encompassing both pre and post bereavement care.

Principal Duties

  • To work as part of the social work team at Northern Ireland Hospice and work across the In-patient unit, Day Hospice, Out-patients services and other social work services, as appropriate.
  • To deliver specialist palliative care social work interventions for those with identified complex holistic needs.

Essential Criteria includes:

  • Recognised Social Work qualification
  • Registered with the NISCC
  • A minimum of 3 years recent post-qualifying experience in a health related field
  • 2 years recent experience of working with people who have life-limited conditions and/or palliative care needs

For further information and/or to apply please download the job description and application pack below. Alternatively please contact a member of the HR team on 02890 781836, or via email Applications may be submitted to The Monitoring Officer, Head Office, 18 O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 6WB or via email

Closing Date for Application is Friday, 12 May 2017.