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Senior Clinical Psychologist - LIFT team

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the established Local Integrated Family Team (LIFT), a multi-disciplinary, integrated partnership, successfully bringing together Conwy and Denbighshire County Councils and the Central Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) services. LIFT works with children of all ages, families and wider systems to understand behaviours that challenge within the home. Whilst employed through Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), you will be embedded within the LIFT team contributing to the values of the service, which puts families at the heart. Using a compassionate bio-psycho-social understanding of challenging behaviour, LIFT works with the 'missing middle', providing assessment and intervention where universal interventions have been exceeded, and where difficulties do not meet thresholds for statutory services.

Main duties of the job

The team are looking for an enthusiastic and reflective Senior Clinical Psychologist to work alongside the LIFT Team Manager and other specialists to lead the service, providing supervision, training, direct clinical work and assessments. An understanding of child development and the ability to formulate considering multiple factors influencing behaviours is essential. You will contribute to service development including measuring outcomes and communicating findings to the wider team and LIFT steering group. Opportunities for professional development are encouraged. As part of the wider CAMHS Psychology network, you will have regular peer support, supervision and contribute to the North Wales Clinical Psychology program.

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

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Good honours Degree in Psychology.
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status.
  • Post-graduate Doctorate 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 as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Clinical supervision training for Doctoral Trainees.
  • Doctoral level advanced knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, psychological therapies and their application, neuropsychological and psychometric assessment and interpretation.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis as practised within clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development as recommended by the BPS and HCPC.


  • Post-doctoral training courses in specific areas of clinical psychology.
  • 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).
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies.



  • Substantial 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 Director of Psychology.
  • Experience of specialised psychological assessment and treatment of a range of clients across a wide range of care settings.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care, with experience of co-ordinating care within the context of multi-disciplinary care-planning.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • The ability to demonstrate a high level of competence to work within the designated speciality.
  • Skills in the supervision of other staff including Trainee Clinical Psychologists.
  • Skills in the supervision of Trainee Clinical Psychologists, through attending the University of Wales Clinical Psychology Programme 'Preparation for Placement' training.
  • Well-developed skills in effectively communicating very complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information, both orally and in writing, to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Capable of maintaining a high degree of professionalism and safe clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • The ability to identify and provide appropriate means of support to line-managed staff who deal with highly distressing situations, severely challenging behaviours and other stressors.
  • The ability to use a variety of complex multi-media materials for a range of purposes such as teaching and training.
  • Capable of effective workload management when facing competing demands.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a range of multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Basic IT skills.


  • Ability to speak Welsh.
  • Advanced IT skills.
  • Publications in peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books.



  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to working consistently in line with our organisational values, and enabling others within the workforce to do so too as evidenced in date to day work and through discussion at PADR.
  • 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 travel within the geographical area.
  • Ability to work hours flexibly.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


LIFT Team, Russell House

Churton Road


LL18 3DP

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