Family Support Practitioner (Wellbeing)

We’re looking for a caring individual who want to work with the children and young people and their families to provide them with dedicated emotional support. You’ll be based in the Hospice which is currently being extended and renovated into a new building, set in the beautiful Boston Spa countryside. It’s a place of hope, joy, play and connection, where care is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team that are both supportive and inclusive. With talented individuals who share a passion to improve the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and their families, and those who are bereaved: we are striving to develop the very best in holistic wrap-around family support to families.

As part of our specialist palliative care team, you will care for children, young people and their families who are staying with us at Martin House, and support those visiting us for day care. Increasing our reach across our community and providing families with choice is central to our model of care, so you may also support children and young people in their family homes and out into hospital settings.

About you

You will be a caring and creative individual with experience of working in a health, social or education setting looking to develop your skills and expertise in the hospice sector.

You will have excellent communication skills and want to make a positive difference to children, young people and the families that care for them.

Our ideal candidate will

  • Be dedicated, compassionate, work in collaboration, be open, honest, flexible, caring and deliver high standards in everything you do.
  • Want to work in a well-established, award-winning hospice, working as part of the multidisciplinary team to support the children, young people and their families from the time of their referral through to end of life care.
  • Have experience of providing services in a health, education or social care setting.
  • Have a good level of education including GCSE’s (grade C or above) including English and Mathematics.

Our Benefits include

Martin House places families at the heart of all that we do and this is reflected in the amazing benefits we offer our valued team members.

  • Annual Leave – 8 weeks per year including bank holidays
  • Sick pay – six months full pay and six months half pay from day one of service
  • Recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme and up to 10% contributory AVIVA scheme.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Partners leave to exceed the NHS entitlement
  • Health and wellbeing programme including access to free of change Employee Assistance Programme for employees and their families
  • Accredited Menopause and Mindful employer
  • Life insurance – two times annual salary.
  • Free parking at our Boston Spa Children’s Hospice

If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the Charity and are seeking a new challenge, we would love to hear from you…

Please complete an application form, referring to the Job Description and Person Specification and return to or for further information contact Emma Taylor, Head of Family Support by email: or by telephone on 01937 845045

The closing date for applications is midday on Sunday 30th June and applications should be emailed to Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th July.  If you have not heard from us by Friday 5th July, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK to fulfil this role.

If you are unable to access the word version of the application form, please use the link below.

Role details

Family Support Practitioner (Wellbeing)
Permanent, 30 hours per week
£23,914 - £28,579 per annum (pro rata for 30 hours £19,131 – £22,863). Please note, starting salaries are usually set at the bottom of a scale.
End Date:
Martin House Childrens Hospice, Boston Spa

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