Macmillan ICJ Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,801
  • Midlothian/Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st October 2021

  • Advertised from 8th October 2021
  • Hours: 27 Per Week*


Thistle are looking to recruit an ICJ practitioner to join the Wellbeing Team on a 3.5 year fixed term period (up to end April 2025)

  • Are you a health and social care practitioner with proven experience of supporting vulnerable people to explore managing health, wellbeing and difficult life situations?
  • Do you believe people are experts in their own lives and with the right support people can tap into their own strengths and resilience to improve their lives?
  • Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting with vulnerable people presenting with potentially high levels of distress?

Based within Thistle’s Wellbeing Team that serves people living in Midlothian, the Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will support people’s non-clinical needs following a cancer diagnosis, as part of a new Lothian-wide service called ‘Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ), funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will help to promote self-management and address people’s holistic needs during and after cancer treatment and work across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by cancer.

The post holder will:

  • Provide self-management support to people affected by cancer, including family and carers.
  • Carry out an initial Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA).
  • The HNA will help the post holder to negotiate and agree with the person their personal outcomes (PO) and a Care and Support plan (CSP)
  • The CSP will include actions the person is confident to do themselves alongside additional supports such as ongoing referrals, signposting to information, advice and supports including Welfare Benefits, local physical activity programmes and access to Thistle’s 1-1 and group based self-management support.
  • The holistic needs assessment (HNA) will be continually monitored and reviewed to ensure the best outcomes for each individual are achieved
  • Develop their competence and practice to support people to achieve their personal outcomes using person centred, solution focused and collaborative strengths based approaches.
  • Support the eventual integration of HNA into the wellbeing service by sharing the approach across the wellbeing team.

Work normally takes place on the premises of community-based partner organisations, but at the current time, is most likely to be required to work virtually, e.g. from home where the use of telephone and on-line remote platforms including NHS Near Me options may constitute a significant portion of the working day.

Application notes

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sun 31st Oct 2021.

Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take place online on Mon 8th Nov 2021.

Stage 2 will take place at Thistle hub on Fri 12th Nov 2021.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted as an application.

*This role can be combined with our Health & Wellbeing Practitioner vacancy for a total of 39 hours per week.