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Highly Specialised Clinical / Forensic/ Counselling Psychologist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Prison and Forensic
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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This post is essentially a highly specialist clinical psychology post. The post-holder will contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all patient of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group and ensure that all members of multidisciplinary teams have access to a psychologically based framework for understanding clients of the service through the provision of advice, consultation and the dissemination of psychological research and theory. The post-holder will be responsible for the provision of high quality, comprehensive clinical and forensic psychological services.

Sessions will usually be undertaken on the hospital site. The post-holder will be required from time to time to perform assessments in other settings (including high secure hospitals, other medium secure units and prisons).

The Caswell Clinic is a regional medium secure unit based within Bridgend that provides specialist care and treatment to individuals admitted under the Mental Health Act 2007. Inpatients can therefore present with complex needs including mental health, personality, attachment needs as well as risk behaviours. The service aims to deliver value-based healthcare in line with Swansea Bay's over-arching healthcare values.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible, as a member of the psychology service, for the provision of a highly developed, full and comprehensive specialist clinical and forensic psychology services to culturally diverse in-patients with severe and enduring mental health disorders and histories of high risk behaviour, who are detained within the Medium Secure Unit and detained prisoners in the prison. Responsibilities will include provision of specialist psychological assessments and therapies, specialist risk assessment and advice of risk management, and offering psychological advice and consultation to others involved in patient care, depending on the knowledge and skills of the post holder and their banding.

The post-holder will work as a clinical member of a multidisciplinary team in the Medium Secure Unit. This role will include appropriate attendance at team and other client related meetings. The role of team psychologist will include responsibility for ensuring the systematic provision and governance of a high quality specialist forensic clinical psychology service to patients via the Mental Health (Wales) Measure (2010) process and liaison with other professionals proving psychologically based care and input.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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 english Essential
  • Qualified as a practitioner psychologist under HCPC
  • Post-qualification experience / training in at least 2 different psychological models
  • Experience of / training in supervising others
  • Experience in R & D (audit / research / service improvement)
  • previous experience in working with complex presentations in a secure setting
  • personal resilience / coping and ability to work with distressing material
english Essential
  • Training / experience in at least 2 therapy models
english Essential
  • Experience of / training in supervising others
english Essential
  • Prior knowledge / experience of Research & development

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