Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is the sole provider of hospice services in Scotland for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. We are looking for a Transition Worker who wants to make a difference to the experience of young people with palliative care needs moving from children’s to adult services.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to work as part of a highly motivated and skilled team. You will support the holistic needs of young people aged between 16 and 21 with palliative care needs and help plan for the best transition experience. Advocacy is a significant part of this role, to support young people and their families to have their voices heard and choices respected as they transition from children’s to adult services. Support will be offered within the family’s home, hospice and community settings.
You will ideally be qualified to HND level in a relevant subject area, and will have experience of working with young people with complex care needs and excellent knowledge of legislation relating to transition, community care packages and self-directed support. You will have strong communication skills with the ability to manage difficult conversations and sensitive information. You will hold a caseload and be able to work autonomously as well as being an enthusiastic team player. You will need to be highly organised with the ability to deal with competing demands in order to co-ordinate, develop and deliver a service provision designed to assist with a young person’s transition journey, with recognition of the impact this may have upon their wider family.
At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.
This is a temporary post for up to one year.
The post is subject to a satisfactory PVG application.
Closing Date: 29 November 2021
Interview Date: 13 December 2021
Informal enquiries may be made to Sharon Ballingall, Family support Lead on 01577 865777.
Further Information and How to Apply
Further information can be found in the attached documents.
For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be part of the future of CHAS, visit our CHAS Careers website here and complete our online application form. Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.