Applied Psychologist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Applied Psychologist to work as a consultant on a sessional basis 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

Benefits of working with us:

Martin House places families at the heart of all that we do and this is reflected in the amazing benefits we offer our valued team members.

  • Annual Leave – 8 weeks per year including bank holidays
  • Sick pay – six months full pay and six months half pay from day one of service
  • Recognition of NHS pension scheme for candidates who are currently in the scheme and up to 10% contributory AVIVA scheme.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Partners leave to exceed the NHS entitlement
  • Health and wellbeing programme including access to free of change Employee Assistance Programme for employees and their families
  • Accredited Menopause and Mindful employer
  • Life insurance – two times annual salary.
  • Free parking at our Boston Spa Children’s Hospice

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 etaylor@martinhouse.org.uk or by telephone on 01937 845045.

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

Application-Form-2023 Editable.pdf

Role details

Position:
Applied Psychologist
Type:
Permanent, Part time, 8 hours per week
Salary:
£ 47 825.51- £57 155.91 per annum, £10202.78 -£12193.26 pro rata for part time. Please note, starting salaries are usually set at the bottom of a scale.
Location:
Martin House Hospice, Boston Spa/Hybrid

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