Lead Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist CAMHS

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic clinical/counselling psychologist to lead on establishing a high quality, responsive and accessible CAMHS psychology service for children, young people, their families and carers, including developing and maintaining an overall vision for the service. The post holder will be employed by Swansea Bay UHB, and will therefore be part of a thriving child psychology department, where psychologists working in a range of settings come together for professional support and networking, reflective practice and CPD.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake an initial review of the psychological needs within Swansea Bay CAMHS, and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, develop an initial plan for the CAMHS psychology service and for psychological therapies.

The post holder will professionally lead a small team of psychologists and psychological therapists within CAMHS, and will undertake direct and indirect clinical work, offering a range of psychological interventions to children, young people, their families and networks. They will also have a role as part of the senior management team for CAMHS, in particular ensuring that service plans, developments and pathways are psychologically informed.

The lead psychologist will ensure systems are in place for reviewing and evaluating the service, and for ensuring good clinical governance across psychology. They will help to ensure other psychologists within the CAMHS psychology service have appropriate support and supervision in place and are enabled to develop their professional competencies and careers.

The post holder will be expected to play an active role in the broader Swansea Bay child psychology department, collaborating with other child psychologists on joint projects and initiatives, and will be welcomed in to the ongoing programme of clinical and professional development.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Lead Consultant Psychologist for Swansea Bay CAMHS will be employed by Swansea Bay UHB and will be a member of the child psychology department. While the rest of Swansea Bay CAMHS are currently hosted by Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB, the lead psychologist will work closely with the rest of the CAMHS team and will provide the professional leadership to the other psychologists and psychological therapists. The post holder's own operational and professional line management will come from within Swansea Bay UHB child psychology. There is a firm foundation for collaboration between child psychology in Swansea Bay UHB and the Swansea Bay CAMHS service, with good recognition within CAMHS of the added value that psychology can bring to a service.

A detailed job description and person specification for this post can be found attached to this job advert.

Person Specification Qualifications Knowledge Essential
  • Professional qualifications and post qualification training/study
  • Substantial experience of application of knowledge
  • Publications and/or advanced training in research and/or leadership
Experience Essential
  • Appropriate experience in a child setting
  • Appropriate experience in a mental health setting
  • Training and experience in supervision
Apptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Communication skills verbal and written
  • Collaborative working in an MDT
  • Ability to speak welsh
Values Essential
  • Empathy, compassion, respect
  • Aware of impact of own behaviour
  • resilient, adaptable, flexible approach

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