Veterans Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Based in Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

Two posts 22.5 hours per week*. (*These hours maybe negotiable between the successful candidates).

Flexible working hours between Mon - Fri 0800 - 1800 Each post has a CPD budget of �2000 pro rata

An opportunity has arisen for two suitably qualified and experienced CBT therapists (or equivalent) to join the Veterans NHS Wales Service (VNHSW) d=pfjw5JFHCiZ7Kqgpkfyzf6_Dn4yDGudybuqoRoMRww& u=https%3a%2f%2fwww%2eveteranswales%2eco%2euk%2f established in 2010 and funded by Welsh Government. VNHSW is a specialist primary care service that offers outpatient psychological therapy. The client group is ex-military personnel with mental health and social difficulties related to their military service.

If you require more information, please contact Mark Birkill or Karen Hawkings on 03000 857964.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the National VNHSW team and will work with colleagues locally in BCUHB to:
  • Provide veterans with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment that accurately assesses their specific needs
  • Develop and facilitate the delivery of individual care management plans
  • Provide out-patient high intensity evidence-based psychological interventions as recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines
  • The post holder will offer therapy to patients who have a range of complex mental health and social problems
  • and sign post to other services and agencies involved in the care of veterans, to promote multi-agency working to improve outcomes for veterans based on the recovery model

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Post graduate diploma level training in CBT or equivalent training
  • Accredited psychological therapist (e.g. BABCP) or actively working towards this


  • Qualified EMDR practitioner



  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets


  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Experience of working with veterans



  • Demonstrates an understanding of psychosocial issues that can impact veterans and how they may present
  • Knowledge of CPA and WARRN

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board





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