Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist Neuro-Development Team

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a HCPC registered lead practitioner psychologist in the Neuro-Development Team in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The post holder will have a key role in the assessment and diagnosis of children referred to the service. This will require skills in differential diagnosis and a good knowledge of developmental trauma. The post holder will also have responsibility for the development and delivery of psychology services for children with Autistic Spectrum. The post holder will be an important member of the MDT with a significant contribution to service development and will lead a small psychology team, and be responsible for their line management and supervision.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a specialised psychology service to children and young people with ASD and neuro-developmental conditions and their families and carers.
  • To provide highly specialised individual psychological assessments, diagnostics and interventions for clients who are in various settings.
  • Offer advice and consultation on clients psychological care to the multi-disciplinary team and wider, and work autonomously within national and professional guidelines and the departmental policies and procedures.
  • To supervise more junior members of the team and manage the clinical governance and development agenda as a service.
  • The post-holder will play an important part in the growing team of specialists within the service.
  • Research skills for audit, policy, service development and research within UHB guidance.
  • To propose and implement policy changes within the areas served.
  • Design of services including highly complex psychological assessments, formulation and treatment of clients on an individual and group basis, multi-disciplinary work, consultancy work, liaison, research, teaching, training and supervision of Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placements, nursing staff and others.
  • To work autonomously planning and organising their own clinics and caseloads, balancing client work, teaching, training, consultation and service development to ensure an effective and efficient use of expertise.
  • To offer supervision and teaching to doctoral trainee clinical psychologists as a lead supervisor.

About us

The post holder will join a dynamic group of clinical psychologists in the Child Development and Health Psychology Service . Regular supervision, joint working and training are key aspects of the service. The department enjoys a good relationship with the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, and offers core and elective placements.

The Child Development and Health Psychology Service has good links with the wider psychology community in Cardiff and Vale. The service is committed to supporting staff in their continuing professional development and specialist interests.

Job description Job responsibilities

More details about this post can be found in job description and person specification attached to this advert

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • professional qualification and additional relevant qualifications
  • Qualifications relevant to child development and ND assessment
Skills Essential
  • skills in assessment and intervention with cyp with ND
  • service development, clinical leadership and team working
Knowledge Essential
  • Good knowledge of psychological models relevant to working with cyp with ND
  • Good knowledge of relevant assessment tools
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working as a psychologist with cyp with ND
  • Significant experience of working with cyp

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