Job opportunity

Social Worker


30 hours per week


£24,880- £28,752 p.a. depending on depth and variety of  experience in a similar role (F.T.E. £31,100 – £35,940)

Closing date: 12th December

About the role

We are looking for an experienced social worker who will provide a social work service to patients and their families, particularly in the community and mostly with adults, working closely with other members of the Family Services Team and the hospice’s multi-professional team.

You will need to be a confident and competent social worker with excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to work with adults experiencing change, loss and bereavement:

  • Undertaking psychosocial assessments of the needs and resources of patients and their family members
  • Providing ongoing, advice and information to patients and their families
  • Work with individuals and other family groupings

Liaising with other care providers and organisations for the benefit of your clients

Download the full job description here 

About us

St Barnabas Hospices provide specialist palliative care to adults in the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas through a range of services, including In-Patient care and community care.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate rate gym membership.

Download the full staff benefits here

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

Apply now

For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact Caroline Young; Head of Family Support Services on tel: 07775941082 or by emailing

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