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Senior Clinical Psychologist Development Post

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Wrexham CAMHS is keen to recruit to a development post for a newly qualified Clinical Psychologist. This is a full-time, permanent post. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic newly qualified Clinical Psychologist.

Wrexham CAMHS offers a 0-18 service to children, young people and families. We provide an extensive offer to our local community including significant early intervention and prevention services, unscheduled care, an Early Years 0-7 service and a broad range of NICE recommended and other evidence based interventions.

We are a dynamic and committed multidisciplinary team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapists, Child Looked After and CAMHS Practitioners with a range of core professional backgrounds and Assistant Psychologists. Significant joint working takes place with multi-agency partners with whom we have very good relationships. We also have excellent links with the Bangor Clinical Psychology Programme and provide regular placements and training.

Across East CAMHS (Wrexham and Flintshire) we are an established and supportive team of 8 Clinical Psychologists and 7 Assistant Psychologists. We are fully integrated into CAMHS and are highly regarded in our services. We are part of a committed and varied multidisciplinary team. Significant joint working takes place with multi-agency partners with whom we have very good relationships.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake a range of assessments and deliver appropriate therapeutic interventions, alongside some Care Co-Ordination. They will promote psychological thinking and formulation within a multidisciplinary team and provide consultation to multi-agency professionals and families. Supervision of others, delivery of training, leadership and service development will also form an integral part of this development role.

We are looking for a newly qualified Clinical Psychologist who has relevant experience and can evidence their commitment to clinical quality, evidence-based practice and maintaining high professional standards for themselves and others.

On commencing in post, the successful applicant will have a development plan and agree a target timescale of between 6 months and 2 years for completion, depending on current skills and experience. Regular clinical supervision will be provided by a Senior Clinical Psychologist. Promotion to a substantive 8a post will be achieved on fulfilling required competencies.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English 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



  • Honours Degree in Psychology
  • Eligibility for Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
  • Post-graduate Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or for those trained overseas), as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology



  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist, normally including significant post-qualification experience within the designated speciality where the post is located, or relevant transferable skills
  • Demonstration of further specialist training / experience through having received extensive and demonstrable clinical supervision of working as a clinical psychologist or an alternative agreed by the Head of Clinical Psychology Services


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Child Health Centre

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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