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Assistant Psychologist - S-CAMHS

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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We are looking for a part-time (0.6 wte/22.5hours) Assistant Psychologist to join our S-CAMHS Carmarthen locality team in Hywel Dda University Health Board. It is a permanent role and is based in Canolfan Gwili on the Glangwili Hospital site. The successful post holder will provide clinical work under the regular supervision of a Clinical Psychologist and there will be opportunities for peer reflective practice.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

The S-CAMHS service uses the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) as its model of service delivery and the post-holder will be required to provide clinical sessions for Partnership work within the locality team, working with young people with a variety of mental health difficulties, and their families. They will carry a clinical caseload and will be encouraged to develop skills in a range of psychological approaches (eg CBT, ACT, systemic). There will also be opportunities to assist with projects within Psychology in S-CAMHS.

West Wales is a beautiful place to live, especially for those who enjoy outdoor activities.

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 05/08/2024.

Person Specification

Qualification and Knowledge


  • A degree in Psychology
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis



  • Experience of having worked as an assistant psychologist, or very similar work may be considered.


  • Experience of working with children, young people and their families.
  • Experience of conducting psychometric assessments.
  • Experience of having worked within the NHS.

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker - Level 1



  • An ability to travel around the footprint of the Health Board in a timely manner
  • Willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including regular weekend and evening working and working across different bases across the HB footprint.

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Canolfan Gwili, Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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