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Assistant Psychologist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Psychologist to join the integrated Occupational Health & Staff Wellbeing Service, to support Health Board staff experiencingmild to moderate Mental Health issues. These service provides short term interventions, training and support via telephone, face to face and group sessions. The role is based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital Site, however there is an expectation to work across multiple sites across the Health Board as well as home working.

The post offers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and an overview of how psychology is applied at both and organisational and individual level and thus is likely to be of high value to a proficient assistant interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology, as such we are seeking applicants with previous assistant psychologist experience as following training there is an expectation for significant independent working.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will, under the supervision of the Consultant Clinical Psychologist provide assistant psychology input to the Staff Wellbeing arm of the Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing Team which sits within the Workforce & Organisational Development Directorate. The post involves direct clinical work to Health Board staff via 1:1 and group level therapeutic or psychoeducative interventions, the delivery of which will vary from face-to-face, telephone consultation and remote (e.g. MS TEAMS). The post holder will also be responsible for the coordination and delivery of proactive workshops such as: Work Related Stress Risk Assessment Training and Mental Health Awareness / REACT sessions to staff groups and the evaluation of their effectiveness. These proactive sessions are a key component of supporting the emotional / mental health of employees by identifying early signs of mental distress.

The post holder will additionally support the work of the Consultant Clinical Psychologist by way of analysis of service performance data, evaluation of clinical outcomes, conducting relevant literature reviews and developing resources for staff groups and the organisation as appropriate.

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

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

To contribute to the running of the Staff Wellbeing Service through providing dedicated client sessions. To listen empathically, being aware of mental health risk indicators and sign posting clients as appropriate.

To conduct pre-and post-intervention measurement of participants attending Work Related Stress Risk Assessment training and Mental Health Awareness sessions. To initially co-facilitate these sessions alongside the Consultant Psychologist and to assume responsibility for organising the logistics of the session (e.g. allocating participants, preparing materials etc). When confident, to assume responsibility for delivering these sessions independently. To use the evaluation feedback to make suggestions for further adaptations.

To assist in the running and coordination of therapeutic groups and teaching sessions.

To undertake appropriate clinical outcome and client satisfaction measures for psychological interventions delivered within the service (e.g. by the Consultant Psychologist and the Staff Counselling Service) and to collate performance management information as required.

Please see detailed job description for further information.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Minimum of a 2:1 Hons degree in Psychology.
  • Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
  • IT literate and familiar with packages for both report writing and data analysis (in particular SPSS & Excel).


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health and/or research (e.g., MSc).
  • Application of further professional development in interventions specific to mental health (e.g. CBT, ACT, Mindfulness).



  • Previous & relatable Assistant Psychologist post experience.
  • Previous experience in delivering training.
  • Previous experience of co-facilitating psychoeducative and/or therapeutic groups.
  • Previous experience of MDT working.


  • Previous experience of working in the NHS.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • High level interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which you may be challenged.
  • Experienced in compiling data, conducting audits and writing service reports.
  • The ability to plan and prioritise own workload.


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Team player
  • Is enthusiastic about a career in Clinical Psychology

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Port Talbot


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