Transition Coordinator

£27,936 per annum

37.5 hours per week

 

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-limiting conditions. We are currently supporting around 250 families, both in our hospice and in family homes. 

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family; including end of life treatment and care, music therapy, counselling, sibling support groups, home visits and much, much more. 

It costs more than £4m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 10% of our funding from government sources. 

The challenge:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice there is a rapidly developing Family Support Team.  The role of Transition Coordinator is a new role intended to lead on the activity offer for young people aged 14 plus and to support them and their families to prepare for the transition across to adult services.  The main aim is to maximise the opportunities and support available to our young people, recognising the challenges they face and responding to individual needs.  Our aim is to promote a holistic offer of activity and wellbeing support that compliments the excellent standards of clinical care already in place.

The role:

You will offer support, advocacy and activity to young people aged 14 – 25 years, during some of the most challenging times they will face.  You will work closely with families from the point of referral, through to post bereavement support, empowering them to seek appropriate intervention, access services and reach decisions about their future based on their individual requirements.

You will combine the development and coordination of services, with an operational approach, ensuring that you are instrumental in assessing need, offering support and liaising with colleagues and other agencies appropriately.  You will work closely with the Family Support Team and wider Care Team to support the development of the overall service offer and to improve transition support opportunities.

The requirements:

You will have an excellent understanding of the issues facing families where there is a child or young person with a life-shortening condition.  You will have experience of directly supporting children and young people on a one to one basis and through facilitating group work.  This role needs someone who is able to work flexibly (evenings and weekends) and who is willing to travel across the catchment area to provide support.  You must have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

For informal enquiries please contact [email protected]

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected].

 

Closing date:   31 January 2020

Shortlisting:     06 February 2020

Interviews:      17 February 2020