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Consultant Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Learning Disability
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to for a permanent, full time Consultant Practitioner Psychologist (Band 8C) to provide clinical leadership for the developing Part One Psychological Therapies Service. The service aims to deliver high quality and evidence-based psychological interventions in both group and individual formats. The service seeks to align with Matrics Cymru and, as such, provides a choice of interventions that are evaluated to a high standard as part of a continuous cycle of improvement. The service aims to provide intervention to individuals experiencing moderate levels of distress for whom a low intensity approach has not or will not be sufficient.

The successful candidate will be leading a team of practitioners trained to Masters/ accredited levels in psychological intervention, Assistant Psychologists and those in training roles. There will be time and space to continue their own clinical practice/specialism. They will be supported in their role as a leader and clinician by the Head of Adult Specialty and a Clinical Supervisor.

The post-holder will join a growing and thriving specialty who have a rich array of highly specialist clinical skills and a robust sense of professional identity and integrity. Within the department there are accredited and consultant practitioners in a range of psychological interventions including CAT, DBT, MBT, EMDR and MBCT.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a kind, compassionate and committed psychologist to join our department and lead on the continued development of a Part One Psychological Therapies Service. The successful candidate will provide the clinical, operational and strategic management and leadership of a small team of psychological practitioners to support the design and delivery of group interventions that are accessible, acceptable and appropriate for service users.

Demonstrable service improvement expertise and service leadership skills will be crucial.

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)
  • doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology
  • clinical supervision training
  • Masters Degree or Post-graduate training
  • leadership training
  • advanced training and/or accreditation
Experience Essential
  • significant post-qualification experience in AMH
  • experiencing of leading service development
  • areas of advanced practice and clinical expertise
  • research experience
  • management of psychology services

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