Social Worker at Young Lives vs Cancer

Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity organization in the UK that provides care to cancer patients, is currently seeking the services of dedicated and empathetic Social Worker. Individuals who meet the requirements below are welcome to apply.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, the organization understands the challenges faced by children and young people (0-25) and their families in dealing with cancer. The charity works to provide tailored support, whether it’s financial grants for treatment-related expenses or accommodation in their free Homes from Home near hospitals. Additionally, Young Lives vs Cancer advocates for families, ensuring their voices are heard within the system. The organization is committed to ensuring that young cancer patients have the same opportunities as others, offering steadfast support based on their extensive experience.

Position: Social Worker

Salary: £30,457 a year

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Cambridge (hybrid)

About the Role

Young Lives vs Cancer are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to join the team, working 28 hours per week.

Young lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We currently use a hybrid working model. This role falls under the hybrid – variable category. This role is part home, part site based (your contractual base will be both Home and Addenbrooke’s Hospital). You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage.

The office-based working will be at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, to provide support to children and young people (0-24 years, with a focus on over 13’s) diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia, and their families.

This role is subject to a criminal record check. In the event of a successful application an enhanced criminal record check will be completed. This role is also subject to a Social Worker Registration.

Main Duties

  • To deliver all services in line with the organisation service specification
  • To safeguard children/young people and vulnerable adults, following policy and procedure at all times
  • To complete individual needs-based assessments, identifying levels of need and risks
  • To identify a support plan and review at regular intervals consistent with service standards and outcome measurements
  • To work in partnership with young people and their families to meet their support needs
  • To enable and advocate for patients to have their voices heard in treatment planning and support the social, emotional and practical needs of the young person and family
  • To work in conjunction with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)
  • To raise issues of concern relating to the patient’s or family’s well-being initially Within the MDT and/or with their line manager as appropriate
  • To maintain case records in line with policy and procedures and social work Standards
  • To undertake delegated duties commensurate with the role
  • To be an active team member, regularly attending team meetings and contributing to shared learning and development
  • To ensure parents and young people are aware of and have access to the range of services and engagement and fundraising opportunities available across the charity
  • To support the profile of the charity and promote the service


  • Current Social Work England Registration
  • Experience of working with children, young people and their families/carers in a social care setting.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Knowledge of child and young people development.
  • An understanding of the impact of serious illness for children, young people and families.
  • All applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of child welfare and safeguarding


  • Flexible working: we’re open to working hours outside of 9 – 5 and we can talk through your flexibility requirements at interview stage
  • Wellbeing days: four days a year to do what works for you – from catching up on training to going for a walk
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Great family/caring leave entitlements
  • Enhanced pension
  • Access to our employee savings scheme

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

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Application Deadline

July 28, 2024

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