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Assistant Psychologist

Powys Teaching Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an interdisciplinary team which prides itself on being innovative, effective, and friendly?

Would you like to work in a beautiful environment where your personal and professional development is encouraged?

Would you like to join a team which specialises in a bio-psychosocial approach to the management of long-term health conditions?

If so, we would welcome your application for therole of Assistant Psychologist: Powys Living Well Service.

As a team we believe in using resources to help people to live the lives they want. Digital resources improve access to our services and reduce the need for travel. As a service we use the environment to make the most of the opportunities for improving health and wellbeing.Using the best evidence available, we designand improveservices in collaboration with the people who will be usingthem.

You will bring:
  • Significant knowledge and experience of applying models related to long-term health conditions, using a wide range ofpsychological techniques
  • A willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinaryteam
  • An ability to provide training to other professionals
  • Enthusiasm for research and development
  • Excellent digital skills including an ability to use the full range ofMicrosoft365 tools

As well as delivering a psychological service to the Powys Living Well Service, you will be expected to develop your skills working across the range of possible co-morbidities.

Support for this will be provided.

Main duties of the job

Support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients requiring Advice, Support and Prehab as part of the Health Board's Living Well Service, across all sectors of care, providing psychological assessment and psychological interventions, working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified Psychologist and within the overall framework of the policies and procedures for the Powys Living Well Service.

Assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, and development of audit and /or research projects, teaching and project work.

Assisting a qualified Clinical Psychologist, the Assistant Psychologist will be responsible for the psychological aspects of the multi-disciplinary/multi-agency care provided for adults.

Liaise with and provide an advisory service for a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations.

The Assistant Psychologist's time will be divided between clinical/administrative tasks and research / audit tasks as required.

Carry an agreed caseload. This work will be managed and assessed at weekly intervals by a qualified Clinical Psychologist.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

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.

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

Person Specification



  • An Honours Degree in Psychology graded at upper second class or above
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society


  • Master's degree in relevant subject



  • Evidence of some formal teaching
  • Clinical supervision of practice
  • A thorough understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with mental health problems and other disabilities
  • Accurate use of complex psychological assessment tools
  • An ability to apply existing theoretical psychological knowledge to a mental and physical health context
  • An understanding of psychology theory applied to health care
  • Experience working with people with a relevant client group in a healthcare setting


  • Experience using computers for databases, dataanalysis and MS Teams
  • Experience of further paid work in direct care provision ideally as an Assistant Psychologist or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Aptitude & Abilities


  • High standard of report writing
  • Excellent organisational skills and an understanding of working with multiple priorities
  • IT skills to a level required to work regularly with Microsoft Office packages and local specialist packages as requires
  • High level communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive
  • Ability to communicate highly complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues in a way that addresses psychological resistance
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbally and written, including the ability to engage with clients experiencing a wide range of mental health problems
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically, confidently, empathetically
  • Flexible approach to working, balancing academic and clinical demands
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team



  • Good communication skills both written and oral compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment
  • Ability to work reliably and consistently under supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills, sensitivity, tolerance, selfmotivation and enthusiasm


  • An interest in working with people who have a long-term condition
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams



  • Aim of pursuing Applied Psychology as a career
  • Ability to accept and use supervision effectively
  • Ability to travel between Health Board sites and place of study in a timely fashion


  • Good time management
  • Ability to prioritise workload

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Powys Living Well Service

Ty Cloc, Bronllys Hospital, Bronllys



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