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Psychological Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a compassionate and skilled Psychological Therapist to join our Tier 4 CAMHS team at the North Wales Adolescent service in Abergele. This role is crucial in supporting the delivery of targeted therapeutic interventions to young people experiencing a range of psychological difficulties and mental health problems.

We are looking for an individual with proven experience and suitable qualifications in delivering therapies like CBT and DBT, particularly to young people, excellent communication skills and the ability to empathise with and support young people through their challenges.

Main duties of the job

As a Psychological Therapist within our team, you will be instrumental in delivering evidence-based therapies to young people accessing tier 4 services. Your primary focus will be to work with young people, assessing their needs, formulating treatment plans, and providing direct therapeutic interventions and support to the wider MDT utilising your specific therapeutic skills.

You will collaborate closely with other team members within the Tier 4 CAMHS framework, contributing to the overall care planning and delivery. You will play a vital role in guiding and training junior staff, helping them develop their skills in delivering psychological interventions. Your contribution will ensure that our team continues to provide high-quality care and stays abreast of the latest therapeutic techniques.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you.

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



  • Psychological Therapy qualification and accreditation (eg Diploma/Masters in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and BABCP accreditation) OR Equivalent: e.g. Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society or doctoral level qualification in Counselling Psychology where CBT is one of the therapy modalities passed. Plus, HCPC registration. AND Appropriate health care professional training required for governance. May be nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or psychology. AND Significant experience delivering psychological therapy and interventions to young people.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Relevant additional training in psychological therapies relevant for treating moderate to severe psychological difficulties and mental health conditions within a Tier 4 CAMHS setting such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression (eg EMDR, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, MBT).
  • Supervision training.
  • Post-graduate knowledge of research and evaluation methods.



  • Demonstrated experience of working in physical or mental health services working with people with psychological difficulties and mental health problems
  • Excellent knowledge and background of working with young people in a health or social care setting.
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication.
  • Able to write clear reports and letters .
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of teaching and delivering support and training to professionals and families.


  • Experience of working as a psychological therapist with young people or adults who have recently transitioned to adult services
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology or psychological therapy in different cultural contexts. Experience of different world cultures.

Skills & Abilities


  • Computer literate
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Has received training and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of multidisciplinary colleagues.


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Demonstrates an understanding of psychological difficulties and mental health conditions and how clients present within Tier 4 CAMHS.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues that impact on young people's mental health and their recovery.
  • Knowledge of medication used in the management of common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.
  • Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures.


  • Knowledge of how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) can impact on mental and physical health into adulthood
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses and people with additional disabilities).



  • Able to attend supervision training if not already trained, and other psychological therapy training as the post develops
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this

Other Requirements


  • Ability to demonstrate a range of qualities essential to the role (eg compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment).
  • Ability to work in accordance with the core organisational values.
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality of clinically sensitive materials and information and to handle personal information with sensitivity and discretion.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional behaviours of the highest standard. Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


North Wales Adolescent Service

Llanfair Road


LL22 8DP

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