An established and successful charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) provides hospice care for children with life limiting conditions and their families in the South West of England. With three hospices, in Cornwall, North Devon and North Somerset, we have a well deserved reputation for high quality, child and family centred care and a determination to place the children and families we care for at the centre of our decision making and service planning. Holistic care is delivered by highly motivated medical and multi-disciplinary Care Teams.
As part of our commitment and subsequent investment to further develop emotional and psychological services within CHSW, this is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic clinical psychologist who is passionate about the provision of paediatric palliative care and to play a part in making the most of short and precious lives.
This post will join a dedicated Care Management Team based at Charlton Farm, North Somerset and be part of the wider clinical psychology team based at the two other hospice sites. This new role will provide a dedicated clinical psychology service to the children, young people and their parents who utilise CHSW in the local hospice and provide supervision, consultation, and support to members of the care team.
There will also be opportunities to major on supervision/reflection for care team members and several developmental opportunities within the areas of research, teaching and training and service user engagement.
You will be a clinical psychologist with post qualification experience. This may be gained from a variety of backgrounds such as; either working with particular client groups; children, young people and their families, adults, learning disabilities or within particular health care settings; e.g. neonatal care, specialist health services in a hospital setting or within the community. Experience of working in a palliative care setting would be ideal in addition to providing staff support.
We are looking for someone who understands the role of a hospice and shares the core values and behaviours of the organisation and can work collaboratively with a wide range of service users and staff.
To find out more please contact Dr Helen Prescott Head of Family and Psychological Support on 01271 325270 Helen.Prescott@chsw.org.uk or contact HR on 01271 313091.
Closing date for applications: 31/07/2022
Anticipated Interviews: WC 08/08/2022