Clinical Psychologist - Paediatric Palliative Care

Clinical Psychologist - Paediatric Palliative Care

This new and exciting opportunity is for an enthusiastic, experienced clinical psychologist who has at least 2 years post qualification working with children and families, has experience of working within paediatrics and ideally within paediatric palliative care. This new post will join a well- established and dedicated Care Management Team based at Little Harbour in St Austell, Cornwall.

This new role will provide a dedicated clinical psychology service to the children, young people and their parents who utilise CHSW and in addition providing consultation and support to members of the care team.

Because of the current pandemic, CHSW is providing a new model of care which includes hospice, community and virtual support to children, young people, and their families.


- Provide specialist Psychological assessment and intervention to children, young people and their families who use CHSW, including those who are bereaved.
- Provide specialist psychological formulations to the care team to support the understanding of the needs of the client group and to work with them to develop effective and innovative ways of providing interventions and support.
- Support the psychological well-being of the Senior Care Team and the wider care team, including the provision of consultation and supervision and teaching and training.


- Doctor of Clinical Psychology (or equivalent Post graduate qualification in Clinical Psychology)
- Eligible for Chartered Clinical psychology Status
- Appropriate CPD post qualification, including further formal training and short specialist courses.

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 and staff.

About Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW):

An established and successful charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) provides hospice care for children with life limiting conditions and their families in the South West of England. With three hospices, in Cornwall, North Devon and North Somerset, we have a well deserved reputation for high quality, child and family centred care and a determination to place the children and families we care for at the centre of our decision making and service planning. Holistic care is delivered by highly motivated medical and multi-disciplinary Care Teams.

Location: St Austell, Little Harbour

Contract Type: Part Time, Permanent

Hours: 22.5 hours/week,

Salary: £38,563 - £43,599 FTE (pro rata salary £23,450 - £26,513) plus an attractive benefits package and work environment

Benefits of working at CHSW include: the opportunity to maintain NHS superannuation, free onsite parking, generous holiday entitlement which also increases with service, enhanced sick pay scheme, family friendly policies, occupational health, wellbeing and counselling services, group life insurance scheme, continuous training and development opportunities, a chance to make a real difference, green agenda, excellent working environment in beautiful surroundings.

Closing date for applications: 31st January 2021

Anticipated Interviews: W/C 8th February (TBC) - Via Zoom

Under the Health and Social Care Act, all employees of CHSW must apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Registered Charity Number 1003314.

You may have experience of the following: Clinical Psychologist, Charity, Psychologist, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, etc.

Ref: 96258
  • Location

    St Austell

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Part-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £38,563 - £43,599 FTE (pro rata salary £23,450 - £26,513)

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    2021-01-11 00:00:00

  • Client:

    hireful Ltd