Primary Care Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opertunity has arisen for a highly motivated psychological therapist to join our local primary Mental helath support service team in Bridgend.

The main purpose of this job is to provide a range of innovative psychological interventions including evidence based structured interventions as well as psychological counselling to the primary care mental health services within an assigned locality. The post has been created to respond innovatively to the Mental Health Measure and to increase the capacity to deliver effective psychological treatments in primary care.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications for therapists with a background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and in delivering group interventions.

Main duties of the job

The candidate will be expected to deliver high intensity psychological therapies as designated by the Matrics Cymru and within the scope of the service users who may havemild to moderate mental health problems or more complex but stable presentations.

Delivering evidence-based interventions developed from psychological theory and practice ie standardised psychological therapies (CBT IPT etc) delivered to protocol.

You will work closely with other members of the team to ensure appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are utilised to support good transitions as part of a stepped/matched care approach. Act in ways, which support the values of recovery-focused care, which place the service user and their needs at the centre of care.

Informal visits are encouraged prior to interview for those shortlisted candidates.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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 Experience Essential
  • At least 450 hours of supervised practivce in specified psychological model of therapy
  • Significant experience in mental health/psychological practice
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Experience of running groups
  • Experience of delivering cognitive behavioural interventions
  • Training in and experience deliveing EMDR
Education/Qualification Essential
  • Post Graduate diploma in a recognised counselling/psychotherapy qualification and eligible for accreditation
  • Higher degree/formal study of research design methods
Skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to convey complex information
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Presentation skills
Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of research processes and governance
  • Awareness of data protection legislation and confidentiality issues
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Emotional and mental resilience and ability to manage a varied workload
  • Welsh speaker

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