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Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Counselling) Child Psychology

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Bay
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

Job Details

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative psychologist to join a newly formed, multi-disciplinary team delivering a service to children and young people with chronic conditions. The post holder will become part of the Swansea Bay Child Psychology Department and will join multi-disciplinary colleagues in developing this brand new Recovery From Illness service. The post holder will be a senior and key member of the MDT which will also include paediatrics, physiotherapy, OT and dietetics. The post holder will be supported by the Lead for Paediatric Psychology, initially to undertake a review of the psychological needs of children with chronic conditions and families, and then to plan, deliver, review and evaluate the service.

Main duties of the job

This is a brand new service. The post holder will be a key member of the MDT, as well as developing, delivering and evaluating the psychology offer to the children, young people and families seen by the team. They will need to ensure the service is sustainable, delivers maximum impact from the psychology resource, meets the needs of children, young people, families, MDT colleagues and staff, and is able to be responsive to both the routine delivery of the service and to times when the psychological needs fluctuate. They will seek to evidence the value and impact of psychology.

The Child Psychology service is a fairly small but growing group of psychologists and psychological therapists. We are a supportive and friendly professional network who come together regularly for reflective practice, CPD business updates and sharing of good practice. The post holder will be expected to be part of this group contributing to child psychology wide initiatives and developments.

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

The psychological work in the service is likely to involve a range of psychological interventions, as detailed in Matrics Plant,including direct work with children and families, indirect work, consultation to MDT and the broader network of staff, team formulation, training and an element of staff support such as reflective practice and facilitating psychological debriefs. The MDT will consist of psychology, paediatrics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dietetics but will also form links with colleagues in education and social services.

As this is a new service office and clinic space has yet to be identified but is likely to be in one of the acute hospitals in Swansea Bay (Morriston, NPTH or Singleton). The MDT will be have admin support and there is a budget identified for resources and CPD.

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

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

Qualifications adn Knowledge


  • Appropriate Doctorate level qualifications or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing CPD


  • Training and qualification in supervision and publications



  • Substantial post qualification experience in related clinical specialty
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision


  • Experience of working with children, young people and families
  • Experience of working with psychological trauma or in a physical health setting

Aptitude and ability


  • High level communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively


  • Ability to speak welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


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Swansea Bay


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