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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (or development role)

Powys Teaching Health Board
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Eating Disorders
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 8a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to come and join our All Age Eating Disorder Service. The successful candidate will be joining a passionate and supportive multidisciplinary team that works throughout Powys, offering assessments and evidence-based interventions to children, young people and adults referred to Powys mental health teams with an eating disorder.

We are looking for an experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist who has a passion for working with people with an eating disorder. The successful applicant should have significant post qualification experience of providing psychological assessment, highly specialist interventions, supervision and consultation. They will need to be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

We are looking to recruit a Band 8a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist. However, 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. Applicants appointed under Annex 21 would be paid at 75% salary initially and would be subject to an individualized 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 opportunity for a newly or recently qualified psychologist looking for career development in eating disorder services.

Main duties of the job

To ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist clinical psychology service for people struggling with eating disorders across the age range and across a variety of settings i.e. including home, community and education contexts.

Offer advice, consultation and supervision on this client group's psychological care to psychology colleagues, non-psychology colleagues and other nonprofessional carers.

Work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service.

Propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the team/service.

Utilise doctoral level skills for audit, policy and service development, research and supervision.

The base for the post will be in Brecon or Newtown, but you will expected to work throughout Powys with a combination of face to face and remote working. Ability to work across Powys, conducting clinics across the county, and able to meet the travel commitments of the post.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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 Essential Essential
  • Post doctoral qualification in Clinical/Counselling Psychology
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Awareness of a range of therapeutic psychological models and an advanced understanding of at least two
  • Significant experience of working in a mental health setting with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting with problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including eating disorders
  • Beginning to develop advanced levels of clinical expertise and practice working with eating disorders patients across the age range
  • Post-Doctorate Clinical Supervision training
  • Specialist training, in for example, Systemic Family therapy, EMDR, CBT for Eating Disorders
  • 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

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