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Clinical Psychologists

Children's Hospice South West
Post date
5 January 2024
Closing date
28 January 2024
South West England (Bristol, North Devon and St Austell)
£50,995 - £54,101 pa pro rata
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Are you a compassionate Clinical Psychologist who shares CHSW values of providing the highest quality of holistic care and ready to make a profound impact on children who live short and precious lives and their families?

We are expanding our team of dedicated psychologists as part of a significant investment in our children and families and psychological services.

Do you value working in partnership with others, marrying professional and personal qualities to celebrate and champion the lives of children and young people who live shortened lives, whilst sharing valuable learning gained through this work on a local and national level?

This might be the exciting opportunity you have been looking for, to join a friendly, compassionate, and forward-thinking workforce in paediatric palliative care and bereavement support.

About the roles:

We are recruiting 3 Clinical Psychologists across our hospices, these roles will provide a dedicated clinical psychology service to the children, young people and their families/carers who utilise CHSW and in addition provide consultation and support to members of the care team, whilst working across CHSW to develop our services. CHSW provides high quality services to meet the needs of our families and children be that in the hospice, community or at home. 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, staff and partnership organisations.

About you:

This exciting opportunity is for an enthusiastic, experienced clinical psychologist with well-developed post qualification clinical skills, working with children and families, has experience of working within paediatrics and ideally within paediatric palliative care, or with other demonstrated relevant experience. You will join a well-established and dedicated Care Management Team based at your local hospice and will be part of the wider Families and Children’s Service including Clinical Psychologists at the other hospice sites and dedicated Senior Care Leadership roles.

About CHSW:

Our hospices in Devon, Bristol and Cornwall have been providing expert, individualised care to support children, young people and their families for more than 30 years. We are hoping to reach even more families in 2023. Our belief is that the best way we can do this is to wrap our care around families who have received this significant diagnosis. We journey with all family members from the point of diagnosis until the death of their child and into bereavement for as long as the family need us.

Our ethos is to ensure everyone (Trustees, all staff and volunteers) places children and families at the centre of the organisation. In order to achieve this, everyone is expected to promote a strong, caring community environment, characterised by a culture of sensitivity, trust, consideration and respect for others. Join CHSW, an organisation that invests in and supports its staff, as we embark on ambitious plans for the growth and development of children’s hospice care in the South West of England.

What we offer:

We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment with an enthusiastic and committed team, you will also benefit from:

  • 33 days (plus bank holidays) holiday entitlement, which increases with service
  • enhanced sick pay scheme rising up to 6 months full and 6 months half pay
  • NHS pension for nursing/clinical staff or personal pension scheme with 7% employer contribution
  • family friendly policies, with enhanced maternity/adoption pay
  • occupational health, wellbeing and counselling services and employee assistance programme
  • group life insurance scheme
  • training and development opportunities
  • environmental and green agenda
  • a supportive and inclusive environment
  • a chance to make a real difference

A relocation package may be available

Join our team…

Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.

To find out more and to apply please see the job description and person specification on our website

To arrange an informal chat or visit Little Harbour, call Dr Alison Stephens (Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Director of Care for Children, Families and Psychological Services) on 01726 65555.

Closing date for applications: 28 January 2024

Anticipated Interviews: WC 19 February 2024

CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all employees must obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Charity Registration Number 1003314

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