Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Practitioner Psychologists (Counselling or Clinical) to join the Adult Mental Health Specialty in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on a permanent basis in community mental health team in Newport. We are looking for practitioners that share our values of compassionate and person-centred care and doing what matters.

This is an exciting time for Adult Psychology in Aneurin Bevan Health Board as we work to find innovative ways of increasing access to Psychological Therapies supported by funding from Welsh Government. The Mental Health Division has made improving access to psychological therapies a key strategic priority, and is also taking a strategic approach to developing more trauma informed services. There are opportunities to contribute to the overall strategic intention of increasing service user voice through a range of initiatives including developing peer mentor roles and using coproduction as part of how we approach our work.

Psychologists contribute widely to Divisional and Health Board business including employee well-being, compassionate care interventions, Schwartz Rounds and Quality Improvement Initiatives as well as towards the development of innovative models of psychological care.

We welcome applications for full-time and flexible working including job share arrangements.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates would be joining busy, friendly and welcoming Community Mental Health Teams as well as a cohesive Psychology speciality with a commitment to personal and professional development and a robust sense of professional identity. We have strong interests and highly specialist skills in a range of psychological therapies including CAT, DBT, MBT, EMDR and MBCT and welcome applications from individuals who are keen to further develop their clinical expertise and their team working skills. The roles provide an opportunity for newly or recently qualified psychologists to develop their skills in a safe, supportive environment surrounded by experienced senior psychology colleagues.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 education Essential
  • Undergraduate Degree (in psychology or conversion)
  • doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Masters Degree or Post-graduate training
Experience Essential
  • experience of working in adult mental health
  • experience of working in MDTs
  • member of specialist groups or evidence of specialist interests developing

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