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High Intensity Psychological Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in both the Swansea and Neath LPMHSS for a High intensity Psychological therapist to join our expanding team of Mental health professionals.

You will work closely with other members of the team to ensure appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are utilised to support good transitions as part of a stepped/matched care approach.

Act in ways, which support the values of recovery-focused care, which place the service user and their needs at the centre of care.

Main duties of the job

The candidate will be expected to deliver high intensity psychological therapy as designated by Matrics Cymru and within the scope of the work with service users, who may have moderate to severe and enduring mental health problems.

Delivering evidence-based interventions developed from psychological theory and practice ie standardised psychological therapies (CBT IPT etc) delivered to protocol.

Informal visits are encouraged prior to interview for those shortlisted candidates.

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

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 Qualification/knowledge Essential
  • To have completed one year of recognised full-time (or equivalent part-time) psychotherapy or counselling training, leading to a qualification, certification or accreditation recognised by a relevant professional or regulatory body e.g. UKCP, BABCP, BACP.
  • To be a member of a relevant professional or regulatory body, and continue to fulfil any of its accreditation or membership criteria.
  • To have gained the supervised therapy experience required by the regulatory or professional body encompassing assessment, formulation, engagement, developing the therapeutic relationship, using relevant therapeutic interventions, working collaboratively with clients, and working to end therapy.
  • Mental Health professional background
  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. Psychology.
  • Post-qualification training in high intensity interventions for condition-specific, evidence-based psychological therapy delivery.
Experiences Essential
  • To demonstrate experience of psychological therapy services within the NHS or in the private or voluntary sectors
  • On-going supervision of therapeutic work.
  • Experience in working in a relevant NHS context and working well with teams.
  • Experience of working with brief, focused counselling interventions and/or evidence based psychological interventions under appropriate supervision.
Aptitudes and Abilities Essential
  • Up to date knowledge of the therapeutic approach to be practised.
  • Confirmed competencies in working constructively with clients and with colleagues.
  • Able to attend to personal issues evoked in therapeutic work and to use them constructively
  • Skills in use of audit, evaluation and outcome measures.
  • Ability to speak Welsh/other languages and willingness to use this/these where relevant in the work environment.
Values Essential
  • Shows empathy and compassion towards others - a natural disposition to put yourself in someone else's shoes. Sees and treats others as individuals (patient, families, colleagues) and treats people with dignity and respect.
  • Shows resilience, adaptability and flexible approach as situations arise and positivity when times are tough.
  • Shows respect for others' views and appreciate others' inputs and encourage colleagues to display our values.
  • Willing to seek out learning, give and accept constructive feedback and committed to continuous improvement.
Other Essential
  • Able to get on well with people.
  • Personal resilience/resourceful coping.
  • Having a range of interests including outside interests away from psychological therapy which nourish personal development

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