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Team Leader – Family Support

Children's Hospice South West
Post date
24 November 2023
Closing date
27 November 2023
St Austell, Cornwall
£39,934 - £45,845 (pro-rata)
40 (consideration may be given to part time, working a minimum of 32 hours per week)
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Are you a care professional passionate about providing families in children’s hospice care with social, emotional and practical support, including bereavement support, sibling support and consideration of wider family needs?

Join us to help lead our team as we embark on our ambitious plans for growth and development of children’s hospice care in the South West.

Choose to make rewarding career move where 98% of staff agree that they are proud to work for CHSW.

What you will be doing:

The Team Leader for Family Support will work as part of the care leadership team.

Working under the Senior Care Team Leaders (STL) providing direct support and leadership to members of the care team, including the siblings team and wider family support team, overseeing the delivery of family support, accordingly.

You will work closely with the Deputy Director and Lead for Family Support to work on a program of ongoing development for family support including areas such as safeguarding, transition, family engagement and staff support.

About Us:

We are an established and successful charity providing hospice care for children with life limiting conditions and their families in the South West of England.

CHSW delivers services to children and their families who have a palliative care need and meet the agreed referral criteria. The CHSW ethos is support the whole family and our delivery model includes care wherever the child is when they need it most including care at the hospice base, at home and virtual support.

The care and support we provide can span many years, or be a brief moment in time, being there when families need us most. You will leave each day knowing you have made a real difference to short and precious lives.

To be a successful candidate you will be/have:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through a combination of alternative study, or demonstrable employment experience.
  • Relevant qualification e.g. social work, public health nursing HV, membership of relevant professional body
  • Experience of working with children and families facing loss and bereavement in a palliative care setting.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD) clearly recorded for professional profile.
  • Experience of audit and research.
  • Knowledge and insight into the needs and current issues of children with life limited conditions and their families.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and the implications for clinical services including experience of quality issues.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in a variety of settings
  • Experience of providing consultation and supervision and staff support
  • Leadership and management experience, with lead responsibility for a team.

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 (pro-rata), which increases with service

∎ enhanced sick pay scheme rising up to 6 months full and 6 months half pay

∎ personal pension scheme with 7% employer contribution

∎ retention of NHS pension

∎ annual NMC registration fees paid

∎ 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

Join our team for a rewarding career move to an organisation where 98% of staff say they are proud to work for.

Apply now to be part of something truly meaningful! Together, we can create moments that matter.

To find out more please click here and complete the online application form.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Chloe Aquilina on 01726 871800.

Closing date: Sunday 10th December 2023

Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed

CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all employees must apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Charity Registration Number 1003314.

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