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Practitioner Psychologist (Llamau)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lead practitioner psychologist working with our third sector partner Llamau to deliver the 'My Way Home' project for young people who are experiencing homelessness. This is a 5-year National Lottery funded project, which aims to end youth homelessness. The purpose of the project is to deliver an innovative trauma and psychologically informed model of care to the most vulnerable young people in our community. The project aims to effect system change around youth homelessness, making it a rare event, when it happens making it brief and non-recurrent. The post holder will have responsibility to work with Llamau for developing and implementing a trauma and psychologically informed service for young people experiencing homelessness.

Main duties of the job

You will be the lead psychologist responsible for the delivery of psychological care provided for young people experiencing homelessness, using assessment, formulation and intervention skills. The role will include a small caseload, supervision, consultation and training with support staff and wider networks working with young people who are homeless to effectively work in a trauma informed way. You will work closely with Llamau to achieve the objectives of the project.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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
  • Professional qualification and additional relevant qualifications
  • Extensively qualified in DDP, theraplay or other related to developmental trauma
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with cyp with developmental trauma
  • Experience of working in a trauma informed way, with homelessness and/or community psychology
Skills Essential
  • Service development, training, consultation, and skills in developmental trauma
  • Well developed skills in developmental trauma, community psychology and leading a psychologically informed service
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the clinical, social and psychological issues relevant to cyp who are homeless
  • Knowledge of community psychology models, and developmental trauma models relevant to cyp who are homeless
values Essential
  • Demonstrable values appropriate to working with a marginalised group

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