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Specialist/Senior Psychologist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £58,210 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a practitioner psychologist to provide specialist provision within CTM's adult community mental health teams. The successful candidate will join a diverse and passionate team of psychologists working across the community teams in CTM. Senior colleagues will provide support and mentoring to the successful candidate to develop within the post, and to engage in CPD. The CMHT psychologists are also currently engaged in an exciting period of service development where there are many opportunities to be involved and work within your area of interest.

The CMHT psychology service is made up of clinical and counselling psychologists, and assistant psychologists. We also currently have a CAAP trainee and are developing this role within our service. We have close links with both the clinical and counselling doctorate in South Wales and consistently have trainees on placement with us.

The wider CTM psychology service is going through a period of development aimed to foster good links and communication across specialities and is a thriving department to sit within. There are service wide conferences held where all specialities are invited to share good practice and innovative work. Colleagues are also encouraged to support each other with specialist skills in both clinical and service development work.

Main duties of the job

The post involves taking a lead in promoting psychological ways of understanding and working across adult mental health, including service development and application of evidence-based, trauma informed models within CMHT's and working with complex and long-term service users. This will include undertaking complex clinical work, developing and delivering group programmes, providing training, supervision, formulation and professional reflective spaces for colleagues in psychology and other disciplines. S/he/they will also be expected and supported to undertake further training in relevant specialist areas, monitor and evaluate service developments and provide regular reports as appropriate.

This post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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.

We are in the position to recruit Psychologists who already have the competence and experience relevant to an 8a position, or Psychologists who meet the qualification, training and competence for a band 7 post. In the case of the latter, we are able to offer a professional knowledge and skills-based development programme that will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate skills and competencies to enable your progression into the 8a role within an appropriate timescale.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 2000) including specifically, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS or registered for, and actively pursuing, the Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology.
  • Eligibility for registration with the Health Professions Council.



  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the specialism and mental health generally.
  • Working knowledge of the practices and approaches of other key disciplines, professions and agencies involved in the care and management network, including medical, employment, social, educational and criminal justice systems.


  • Introduction to specialised therapies.



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts addressing issues of socio-economic deprivation or marginalization.
  • Experience of working with risky clients


  • Experience of working in multi-professional teams or services.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Dewi Sant Heath Park/Pentre Municipal Offices

Albert Road/Llewellyn Street


CF37 1LB

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