Family Support Specialist Practitioner

At Martin House Children’s Hospice we are looking to recruit new members of our Family Support team to help children and young people and their families who are living with life limiting conditions make the most of every day; and sensitively support families who are receiving end-of-life care or are bereaved.

We’re looking for registered mental health practitioners who want to spend more time with the children and parents/carers they look after. You’ll be based in the Hospice which is currently being extended and renovated into a new building, set in the beautiful Boston Spa countryside. It’s a place of hope, joy, play and connection, delivered by a multi-disciplinary team that are both supportive and inclusive. With talented individuals who share a passion to improve the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and their families, and those who are bereaved: we are striving to develop the very best in holistic wrap-around family support to families.

As part of our specialist palliative care team, you will care for children, young people and their families who are staying with us at Martin House, and support those visiting us for day care. Increasing our reach across our community and providing families with choice is central to our model of care, so you will also support children and young people in their family homes and out into hospital settings.

ABOUT YOU

You will be either an experienced Band 5 mental health practitioner wanting to take a step upwards, or an experienced Band 6 mental health practitioner looking to develop your skills and expertise in the hospice sector.

You will have excellent clinical and communication skills, be creative and want to make a positive difference to children, young people, their families, to the team you work with and for the charity.

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

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.
  • Have experience of clinical assessment and care planning/management of children/young people and their families exhibiting or at risk of emotional distress.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify individual needs and strengths.
  • Be confident with clinical risk assessment and clinical case management in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to deliver a range of therapeutic techniques which can be incorporated into individual and group interventions.
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with families to ensure their partnership in the assessment and care planning process.
  • Work independently and autonomously, within an integrated multidisciplinary environment, co-working with other teams within team, professional meetings, and case discussions.
  • Ability to supervise, teach and assess students and support junior staff members and volunteers.
  • Working knowledge of government and professional guidance and appropriate Care Acts.
  • Ability to work incorporating the principles of clinical governance.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of multi professional team.

Our Benefits include

  • Annual Leave –8 weeks 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
  • Free parking on site at the hospice

If you want to be part of an exciting new journey within the Charity and are seeking a new challenge we would love to hear from you…

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

The closing date for applications is midday on Sunday 30th June and applications should be emailed to recruitment@martinhouse.org.uk.  If you have not heard from us by Friday July 5th 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 to fulfil this role.

If you are unable to access the word version of the application form, please use the link below.

https://www.martinhouse.org.uk/app/uploads/2024/05/Application-Form-2023-Editable.pdf

Role details

Position:
Family Support Specialist Practitioner
Type:
Permanent, 30 hours per week
Salary:
£33,485.48 to £40,018.24 (pro rata £26 263.12 to £32,014.59 for 30 hours). Please note, starting salaries are usually set at the bottom of a scale.
End Date:
16/06/2024
Location:
Martin House Childrens Hospice, Boston Spa

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