Social Worker - Maternity Cover - Liverpool Hospice

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England | Liverpool Hospice
Liverpool Hospice
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Allied Health
AFC Band 6 - £31,365 - £37,890 (pro rata) depending on experience

Liverpool Hospice 30 hours per week / Maternity Cover

Agenda for Change Band 6 pro rata

Marie Curie provides free specialist support and care for people and their families living with a terminal illness.  Our multi-disciplinary team aims to provide person-centred expert medical, spiritual, psychological, practical and social support to help people and their families make the most of the time they have together.

Every year Marie Curie Hospices care for thousands of patients across the UK.  The charity’s nine hospices provide the largest number of hospice beds outside the NHS and offer specialist palliative care in a relaxed, friendly and comfortable environment.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, confident, innovative and HCPC registered Social Worker with post qualifying experience in a healthcare setting and grounding in statutory work.  The role is varied and includes working in both in-patient, outpatient and day therapy settings.  Key responsibilities include assessing the psycho-social, practical and emotional needs of our patients and families, planning and supporting complex discharges, and the provision of both pre and post bereavement support.

You will need to have excellent communication, organisational and social work assessment skills and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the social, psychological and spiritual needs of individuals and families facing advanced disease, death and bereavement.

The successful candidate will join a supportive and forward thinking team and have access to staff development and educational opportunities including appropriate supervision. 

You will need a full clean driving licence and the use of a car with Business insurance.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Karen Allen, Patient & Family Support Manager on 0151 801 1480 or e-mail her at

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.


Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.


Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work.  We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.


Marie Curie is committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.


A criminal record check will be required.