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Locality Wellbeing Lead, EACH

Post date
18 April 2018
Closing date
21 May 2018
Location x 1 Milton, Cambs x 1 Treehouse, Ipswich x 1 Quidenham, Norwich (relocating to Framingham Earl 2019)
£39,192 - £48,500 FTE
Permanent 37.5 hours per week (part time considered within a job share arrangement)
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We have an exciting opportunity for experienced health/social care professionals with energy and enthusiasm to help us develop and deliver our health and wellbeing services for children with life threatening and life limiting conditions and their families.

Location x 1 Milton, Cambs
x 1 Treehouse, Ipswich
x 1 Quidenham, Norwich (relocating to Framingham Earl 2019)

We are seeking to appoint into three new 8a posts which will suit Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Arts Therapists or Social Workers interested in adult focused work and systemic family interventions within the hospice palliative care sector. One post holder will be appointed to work at each of our three hospices, located in Cambridge, Ipswich and Norfolk. You will have strong skills in providing consultation and supervision within a multi-disciplinary team and will be passionate about person centred care and enabling staff resilience. You will be working alongside a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist who are already in post to provide Clinical Leadership to our multi disciplinary teams. We have strong links with Addenbrookes Hospital and post holders will become integral members of the Addenbrookes health psychology service. We envisage making strong links with other local psychological/psychotherapeutic services in the region.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is a specialist provider of palliative care services across the East of England. The emotional health and wellbeing approach is integral to our work with children, young people, parents and families. There is a particular focus on delivering interventions which are holistic, systemic, needs led, resilience building and are goal based and outcomes focused.
Our multi-professional team (counsellors, art and music therapists, chaplain, play specialists, activity assistants, nurses and care assistants) deliver individual and group interventions at both a targeted and universal level of support. Our nursing teams are encouraged to think of every interaction with every family member as having an emotional health and wellbeing element.
You will enable and demonstrate the delivery of psychological interventions at different levels to improve resilience, prevent psychological difficulties and treat complex psychological issues, through direct and indirect work with service users and professionals (including delivering teaching and training). Core tasks of the role include co-ordinating and facilitating systemic based case consultation meetings and providing clinical supervision and governance to staff from a number of professional backgrounds. You will utilise your proven research skills for audit, policy, service development and research within the area served by the team/service.
To apply please visit indicating on your application form which location you are applying for. Please outline how you meet the person specification with examples from your sphere of practice.

Closing date 11th May 2018 (mid-day)
Interview date 21st May 2018

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