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Clinical Psychologist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Enfys is an award-winning service based in Woodland House in the Heath area of Cardiff. We are a team comprised of psychologists, occupational therapists, graduate assistant psychologists and admin, and we work with children who are looked after (foster care, residential), children who are adopted and children on the edge of care.

We are a DDP-informed service and we use a whole system approach, knowing that our children and young people are best supported by all the adults in their village. We are formulation and needs-led and work with the framework of 'what happened to you?'.

We are proud to work with our Local Authority colleagues and colleagues across education and the third sector.

We welcome trainees and students to the Enfys family every year.

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

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a Psychologist to meet service demands of a growing demand on psychological formulation, and support to the systems working with children who are looked after and those who are adopted.

The Psychologist will be responsible for delivering all aspects of the service including supervision, training, and creating meaningful and impactful change. This post will sit alongside and within a supportive team of psychologists who work together to provide the team with the secure base needed to work with trauma.The post holder will have opportunities to aid service development and build strong partnerships with others in the wider Child Psychology network and beyond.This post will be supervised by the 8a Clinical Psychologist in Enfys.

Please refer to the Job Description for a detailed description of the main job duties and responsibilities

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • Good Honours degree in Psychology with eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology accredited by the HCPC (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 as accredited by the BPS).
  • Eligibility for HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist


  • Additional training in relevant areas e.g., research, supervision.



  • Post-qualification experience of working as a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care pla
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary or multi-agency context
  • A wide range of experience in applying clinical/counselling psychology in the NHS.



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and management, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Required communication & professional relationship skills at multiple levels
  • Required analytical and judgement skills for complex clinical decision making
  • Required planning and organisational skills to manage caseloads and professional demands


  • Evidence of service development and innovation

Specialist Knowledge


  • Evidence of pre- and post-qualification continuing professional development as recommended by the HCPC and BPS
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practised within clinical/counselling psychology.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical/counselling psychology theory and practice, assessment, psychological therapies and their application.
  • Willingness to develop knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to Adult Mental Health Services.


  • Well developed specialist knowledge of psychological models and therapies related to the needs of people with medical conditions across the lifespan.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical/counselling psychology in relation to medical problems and working in a medical setting

Personal Qualities


  • Awareness and appreciation of issues on diversity, representation and inclusion
  • Commitment to continuing professional development, service innovation and development
  • Ability to demonstrate emotional resilience and use of stress management strategies.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Woodland House

Maes Y Coed Road


CF14 4HH

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