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Psychological Therapist / Clinical Psychologist

Children's Hospice South West
Barnstaple, Devon
dependant on qualifications and experience
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Contract Type
Part Time

Psychological Therapist / Clinical Psychologist - Barnstaple

Location: Barnstaple - Little Bridge House
Salary: dependant on qualifications and experience
Hours: 22.5
Job Type: Part time
Contract Type: Permanent

Are you a compassionate Psychological Therapist / 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 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 role:  

We are looking to appoint either a Psychological Therapist (dual qualified professional) or a Clinical Psychologist to work within each hospice base with CHSW. The appointments are in line with our strategic plan to develop psychological and family support services within hospice care and are an exciting opportunity to develop a team of psychological practitioners across our three hospice sites in the south west of England.

You will work within our multi-disciplinary teams in the support of children, young people and families who receive care from CHSW. The work involves the psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for families as well as consultation to colleagues, providing a psychological perspective and advice on care and commitment to staff wellbeing. 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 post will join a dedicated Care Management Team based at Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, North Devon and will be part of the wider Families and Children’s Service including clinical psychologists/psychological Therapists at the other hospice sites and dedicated Senior Care Leadership roles. For the psychological therapist role, we welcome applicants who are dual qualified with a relevant professional qualification with an additional psychological therapy qualification at masters level. Applications are also welcomed from newly qualified clinical psychologists as well as those with considerable experience in the field.

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 
  • annual cost of living and increment rises (where appropriate)
  • 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 

Salary range will be comparable to agenda for change band 7 or band 8a dependant on professional qualifications and experience

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 please see the job description and person specification on this page.

NOTE: when applying please include a full CV with employment history with education / training information and also upload your supporting statement in addition to your CV 

To apply, please click the Apply button.
Closing date for applications: 28thApril 2024
Anticipated interviews: WC 6th May 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

This fantastic opportunity will give you the chance to explore the wonders of the South West, whether you are already located here, you are a returner or looking for a different way of life; the South West offers a high quality of life and great leisure opportunities. These environmental attractions are matched by the excellent reputation of the highly successful Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) as an organisation and local employer. 

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