An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 7 / Band 8a Clinical / Practitioner Psychologists (0.7 wte) to become part of the Gwent Attachment Service. The service aims to provide support for highly vulnerable children who have experienced complex developmental trauma and disrupted attachment histories. We believe in focussing on early intervention and prevention. Our focus is on creating the environments in which secure attachments can develop and in which young people have the best chance of building resilience and recovering from trauma.
The successful candidates will join a lively and proactive team of Child Psychologists and Therapists. We meet weekly for professional support and peer supervision, and value a culture of reflective practice and rich continuing professional development. Our team base is both welcoming and supportive, enabling clinicians to hold a strong psychological perspective in the wide range of settings we deliver services across.
Main duties of the job
A key part of the role involves working with those in the systems around these young people to create a knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma and attachment difficulties. The service also works to support individuals and agencies (including health, social care, education and youth justice) to consider how to embed attachment principles into their service planning and delivery, provide timely interventions and contribute to the evidence base for this population. There will be opportunities for the successful candidates to develop skills in each of these service strands.
This post is being advertised as a Band 8a but we invite less experienced applicants to apply with a view to starting on Band 7 and to commit to a plan to develop into the Band 8a role.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
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 speciality 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
- Honours degree in Psychology.
- HCPC Registered
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS, or equivalent accredited by the BPS.
- Doctorate training across a range of client groups but must include Children.
- Significant experience of working with children with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties and their families.
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