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Lead Psychologist Community Paediatric Psychology

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£56,164 to £65,262 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic clinical or counselling psychologist to establish and develop a new community paediatric psychology service, in collaboration with the Head of Child Psychology. The community paediatric psychology service will work across the two children's centres in Swansea Bay UHB, providing a psychological service for children and families with additional needs accessing the children's centres. Funding has currently been secured for the lead post, an Assistant Psychologist and admin support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for establishing the psychological needs within community paediatrics and for children and families with additional needs. They will develop a plan for delivering a psychology service across the two childrens centres in Swansea Bay UHB and lead on the delivery of this service, providing the psychology service to one of the children's centres, ensuring systems are in place to measure outcomes and demonstrate the value of the service. It is anticipated that the community paediatric psychology service will deliver both direct and indirect psychological interventions, including working with the network around the child, providing psychological consultations and team formulation work, as well as teaching and training and an element of staff support eg facilitating psychological debriefs.

About us

The Child Psychology department in Swansea Bay is a small but growing, friendly and supportive group of psychologists. Psychology is valued and well used by our multi-disciplinary colleagues and there is support for the service to develop. The post holder will join the group of psychologists working with children and will be an active member of this group. As a group we undertake joint reflective practice and CPD as well as working together on service wide projects. There are robust systems in place for supervision, including peer supervision.

Job description Job responsibilities

A detailed job description and details of the main responsibilities of the post can be found attached to this job advert

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Appropriate Qualifications and a range of post qualification training
  • Training in supervision
  • Research record and/or publications
Experience Essential
  • Substantial supervised experience working as a qualified psychologist
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of working with children with additional needs
  • Experience of supervising and managing qualified psychologists and others
Aptitude Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary colleagues
  • ability to speak welsh

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