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Practitioner Psychologist - Perinatal MH

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Neath
Salary
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
The Specialist Perinatal Service consists of a community and inpatient services. The services are collocated and provide mental health care to women and birthing persons, birthing partners, infants and the wider family system, The SP-CMHT supports Swansea Bay UHB and Uned Gobaith provides an All-Wales service.

The Specialist Perinatal Service are multi-disciplinary. As a specialist service we provide interventions through a trauma-informed perspective on complex cases with individual's dealing with moderate to severe mental health challenges.

We are wanting to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic, highly-motivated individual to the following role: 1.0 WTE Band 7 practitioner psychologist to work across the service.

We invite applications from a Clinical or Counselling Psychology background and we also invite those in their final year of a Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology Training.

The individual will need to demonstrate excellent clinical and leadership skills and have relevant knowledge and experience to enable them to further develop and sustain a high quality, compassionate and person-centred psychology provision within the Specialist Perinatal Service.

The service actively participates in training, research and service development and the individual will be actively encouraged to support these areas. The successful individual will also be able to access EMDR and VIG accredited supervision within the service.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialised clinical psychology service to clients within perinatal population.

To work autonomously in accordance with The British Psychological Society Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines 2004, and Health and Care Professions Council.

Within the team, to exercise delegated responsibility for the management and supervision of assistant psychologists and the workload of trainees, within the framework of the team/service policies and procedures.

To contribute to the development of local team policies and procedures in order to facilitate improvement in service quality.

To advise service and professional management on aspects of the service related to the team where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.

To provide professional and clinical supervision for designated staff, as appropriate.

To provide clinical placements and supervision for Doctoral level trainee clinical psychologists and to deliver training to other professionals.

To utilise specialised research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research.

To act as a panel member in the recruitment of designated staff, 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

OVERVIEW:

The post holder will provide a specialised psychological service to clients within the Specialist Perinatal Services, providing specialised psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation to women and birthing persons, birthing partners, infants and the wider family system

Work autonomously in accordance with the British Psychological Society Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines 2004, and Health and Care Professions Council.

Advise service and professional management on aspects of the service related to the team where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing and implement and propose policy changes within the team.

Within the service, to contribute to the management and supervision of assistant psychologists, placement students and the workload of trainees, other professionals within the framework of the team/service policies and procedures

To deliver training to other professionals internally and externally within the framework of the team/service policies and procedures

To utilise specialised research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research.

To act as a panel member in the recruitment of designated staff, as appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good honours degree in psychology
  • Post-graduate in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent) as accredited by the British Psychology Society
  • Registration with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist


Desirable

  • Knowledge of theory and practice of using specialised psychological therapies appropriate to the clinical population (e.g. CBT, EMDR, VIG, DBT, CAT)


Experience

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course, presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional groups
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical & /or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching / training others
  • Experience of providing supervision to others
  • Knowledge and understanding of the perinatal service context
  • Experience of working therapeutically with the relationship between parents and their infants


Skills

Essential

  • Effective Communication and engagement skills for a range of client groups
  • Ability to assess and manage risk
  • Skills in providing consultation to professional and non-professional groups
  • Presentation and training skills
  • Research and evaluation skills


Desirable

  • Welsh speaking


Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Address

Tonna Hospital

Neath

SA11 3LX

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130-PST061-0624

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