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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (or development role)

Powys Teaching Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to take on a post in our North Powys Adult Psychology Team.

You should have a passion for working with adults as well as significant post qualification experience of providing psychological assessment, highly specialist interventions, supervision and consultation. You will need to be able to work autonomously and as part of a team. Our Psychology and Psychological Therapies Team places a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing and supporting personal and professional development.

Powys is a unique and beautiful place to live and work, with a small population spread across a large geographical area. This presents us with specific challenges that require creativity, flexibility and innovative ideas, and provides opportunities for individual clinicians to have a real impact on services and the experiences of our service users and their families.

Applicants who do not currently meet all the essential criteria for the Band 8a role are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Agenda for Change Annex 21.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist psychological services for adults of working age with psychological/mental health difficulties. To provide leadership on psychological knowledge and approaches for the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) in North Powys in collaboration with the Lead for Adult Psychology services. To carry a specialist clinical psychology caseload of clients of working age referred by local CMHTs, the Local Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (LPCMHSS), the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT), GPs, and other agencies.To take an active role in CMHT business, attending CMHT, Referral Hub, and clinical meetings.To provide clinical supervision for qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologists in addition to attached Clinical/Counselling Psychologists in training, Assistant Psychologists, Psychology degree graduates and undergraduates, as appropriate. To provide clinical supervision, consultation, and training as appropriate to CMHT, LPCMHSS and CRHT staff, and professionals from other agencies. To utilise research skills for audit, policy, and service development, and research within the area served.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Applicants appointed under Annex 21 would be paid at 75% salary initially and would be subject to a bespoke competence development plan to be completed within the first year in post. The post holder would then be paid at Band 8a (minimum point on the scale). This would be an excellent developmental opportunity for a newly or recently qualified psychologist looking for career development in adult mental health psychology services.

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



  • Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • Experience in adult mental health


  • Significant post qualification experience
  • post training CPD



  • Post doctoral qualification in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, including doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Relevant experience gained through doctorate training of working across a range of client groups that must include Adults
  • Highly developed clinical skills in assessment, formulation, treatment, consultation and supervision
  • Doctoral level knowledge of psychological theory and practice, including neuro- psychological and psychometric assessment and interpretation and psychological therapies and their application
  • Beginning to develop advanced levels of clinical expertise and practice working with adults and a demonstrable interest in working in this areas


  • Post-Doctorate Clinical Supervision training
  • Specialist training, in for example, Research Design & methodology Systemic Family therapy, EMDR, CBT, DBT
  • Experience delivering teaching and training
  • Experience providing individual or group supervision and consultation to other psychologists (qualified, in training, and assistants) and other professional staff groups



  • Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • Experience in adult mental health


  • Significant post qualification experience

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


The Parc

The Parc


SY16 2NZ

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