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Assistant Psychologist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Within one of the three localities in Cwm Taf
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Part Time
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We are excited to recruit and welcome two Assistant Psychologist's to work in to two Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT's) in Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB. These posts have become available as current Assistant have both been allocated spaces on Clinical Doctorate Programmes. One post will be four days (0.8 WTE) and the other three days (0.6 WTE).

This post is fixed term for 18 months to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

To assist support and enhance the psychological care of people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The role will multifaceted, and will include (but not be limited to): helping the CMHT psychologists to prepare for, and run psychological therapy groups, in addition to holding a small individual caseload, which will be fully supported and supervised.

You will be invited to assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

You will be joining an innovative psychology service that is integrated into multi-disciplinary teams. You will be supported and supervised by a senior clinical psychologist. We have very good links with the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB covers the South Wales valleys communities and serves an adult population of 274,000.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Cymraeg -

Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Taf Morgannwg yn rhan o deulu GIG Cymru. Mae ein Bwrdd Iechyd yn darparu gofal iechyd sylfaenol, eilaidd a chymunedol ynghyd gwasanaethau lles i tua 450,000 o bobl sy'n byw mewn tair sir: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr, Merthur Tydful a Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Rydyn ni'n byw yn l ein gwerthoedd craidd:
  • Rydyn ni'n gwrando, yn dysgu ac yn gwella
  • Rydyn ni'n trin pawb pharch
  • Rydyn ni i gyd yn gweithio fel un tm

Rydyn ni'n gyflogwr lleol balch; mae tua 80% o'n gweithlu o 15,000 yn byw o fewn ein rhanbarth. O ganlyniad, nid enaid y sefydliad yn unig y mae ein staff yn ei gynrychioli, ond y cymunedau amrywiol rydyn ni'n eu gwasanaethu.

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 Education and Training Essential
  • An upper second class honours degree or higher in psychology.
  • Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis.
Knowledge Essential
  • .Ability to use word processing and computer packages for both report writing, layout
  • Knowledge of Psychological models and an understanding of the impact of complex trauma on mental health.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults or with another user group with mental health problems or other disabilities.
  • Experience of running therapeutic and psycho- educational groups
Skills Essential
  • Competence in research design and methodologies.

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