Applied Psychologist

Martin House has been caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from West, North and East Yorkshire for more than 30 years. Every year we care for more than 420 families at our hospice in Boston Spa, in hospitals and in their own homes. We also support more than 150 bereaved families each year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Applied Psychologist to work as a consultant within our Directorate of Care supporting the Family Support and Wellbeing Team. This post-holder will provide consultation, supervision, case management and formulation, education, and training.

This post holder will support a multi-disciplinary team to provide a specialist psychological support service to children and young people and their families who are living with life limiting conditions or who are bereaved and who are experiencing complex and acute levels of psychological distress.

The successful candidate appointed to this post will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and experience in psychological and emotional support provided in children’s hospice care; learning from a multi-professional team committed to providing exceptional specialist palliative care.

Experience of working with families who have children with complex or palliative needs would be beneficial but is not essential.

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK and be registered with HCPC.

Our ideal candidate will

  • Be dedicated, compassionate, work in collaboration, be open, honest, flexible, caring and deliver high standards in everything you do.
  • Want to work in a well-established, award winning hospice, working as part of the multidisciplinary team to support the children, young people and their families from the time of their referral through to end of life care.
  • Trained to post-graduate doctoral level in Clinical/Counselling or Health Psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Hold current professional registration with HCPC (you will be required to provide evidence of relevant qualifications)
  • Demonstrate a high-level knowledge of the theory and practical application of specialised psychological therapies to individuals with physical health needs.
  • Demonstrate clinical experience working as a qualified psychologist within a designated service across a range of care settings and exercising full clinical responsibility for psychological care.
  • Demonstrate experience of teaching, training, and supervision of staff

Our Benefits include

  • Annual Leave – up to 40 days per year.
  • Sick pay – six months full pay and six months half from day one of service
  • Pensions – Recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme and up to 10% contributory AVIVA scheme.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave- maternity match to the NHS.
  • Life insurance – two times annual salary.
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the Charity and are seeking a new challenge, working with a warm friendly team then we would love to hear from you…

Please complete an application form, referring to the Job Description and Person Specification and for further information contact Emma Taylor, Head of Family Support and Transition by email or by telephone on 01937 845045.

The closing date for applications is midday on 25th February and applications should be emailed to Interviews will take place on Friday 15th March.  If you have not heard from us by Friday 8th March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

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Role details

8 hours per week, with some flexibility to cover occasional events at weekends and in the evening
Permanent, Part time
£46,887-£56,035 per annum, £10,002 -£11,954 pro rata for part time. Please note, starting salaries are usually set at the bottom of a scale.
End Date:
Home based/remote working arrangements with regular travel to Martin House Children's Hospice

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