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Practitioner Psychology (Clinical or Counselling)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Psychologist to join the Adult Mental Health Specialty in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. The successful candidate will support the continued development and provision of specialist psychological services to adults living in Torfaen. We are looking for a dynamic and inspiring psychologist who can not only deliver high quality assessments, formulations and interventions but can help others do the same. The post is designed to support the provision of services across the Borough from the Community Team to our Acute facilities. Supported by the Head of Specialty, the Principal Psychologist will lead a team consisting of Assistant Psychologists, Psychological Practitioners and a Senior Psychologist.

The successful candidate will be joining a friendly and welcoming Community Mental HealthTeam as well as a cohesive Psychology specialty with a commitment to personal and professional development and a robust sense of professional identity. We have strong interests and highly specialist skills in a range of psychological therapies including CAT, DBT, MBT, EMDR and MBCT and welcome applications from individuals who are keen to further develop their clinical expertise and their team working skills. We are driven by values of kindness, compassion as we work towards increasing access to person-centred, meaningful and evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals and those that are important to them.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for providing psychological services to adults in the population served by the CMHT. This includes, face to face work with individuals, groups, families, significant others, and consultation work advising staff of other disciplines on the psychological aspects of casework and patient management plans. It involves conducting psychological assessments and the delivery of appropriate therapeutic interventions for the full range of referred difficulties accepted by the service.
  • To provide teaching, training and supervision of the psychological work of psychologists and the work of staff of other disciplines.
  • To conduct and supervise research and audit, to develop and evaluate new clinical and psychological programmes, as a major responsibility of the job. To participate in relevant research/ audit groups, as required by the Mental Health Division.
  • To contribute to the development of new psychological services in the Borough and participate in service planning teams as appropriate, and advise the Head of Adult Psychology on these issues.
  • To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and to contribute to the activities and developments of this team.
  • To participate fully in the professional activities of the Adult Psychology Speciality and the Gwent Psychology Service.
  • To gain further experience of Professional Issues and to be familiar with current Strategic thinking in the NHS in general and Mental Health in particular.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Psychology Degree (or equivalent conversion) conferring eligibility for graduate basis of registration with BPS
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate research degree
  • Accreditation in a psychological therapy



  • Advanced level of clinical expertise in AMH
  • Experience across the lifespan
  • Experience of service leadership


  • Academic teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Talygarn, County Hospital

Coed y Gric Rd



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