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Assistant Psychologist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Part One Psychology Service (POPS) team support the work of psychologists in CMHTs by providing high quality group-based interventions and individual therapeutic support in line with Matrics Cymru.

Our Assistant Psychologists are the backbone of the service and have a key role in group facilitation and also provide structured interventions to people on an individual basis.

Much of our work is delivered online, although regular attendance in our team base at St Cadocs and the ability to travel to support people at a team base or in their own homes is also essential.

Our POPS team includes dedicated administrative support, peer mentors, assistant psychologists, psychological therapists and practitioner psychologists.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Assistant Psychologists to join the Part One Psychology Service (POPS) team in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on a permanent basis.

The team work across all five boroughs in Gwent and provide high quality, evidence based interventions to the people who use our services. Our aim is always to offer high quality, evidence based and formulation driven psychological interventions that are relevant to the clinical context.

The posts will involve delivering group based and individual psychological interventions, engaging service users and assisting qualified Psychologists and Psychological Practitioners with assessments and interventions. The successful applicants will benefit from high levels of support and high quality supervision throughout. Our Assistant Psychologists will also support data collection and reporting, and monitoring service delivery outcomes.

We welcome applications from individuals who have previous experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist, who are motivated and able to use their initiative. We value and honour lived experience of psychological distress.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Undergraduate Degree (in psychology or conversion)
  • Graduate Basis for Registration
  • Masters Degree or Post-graduate training
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of Assistant role or research experience
  • Previous work in an inpatient setting
  • Ability to reflect on lived experience of distress/difficulties

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