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Practitioner Psychologist (Counselling/Clinical)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Practitioner Psychologist 8a Adult Diabetes

Psychology is a highly valued and integral part of both the Diabetes Service within ABUHB. This multidisciplinary services is dynamic, psychologically minded and keen to collaborate on psychologically informed and led developments.

We are looking for an 8a psychologist to work in Diabetes Psychology Services with adults and young people. There is the opportunity for a band 7 to start in a development role with progression to 8a possible on the achievement of agreed development and service goals.

The team enjoys the benefits of working flexibly with a mixture of at base, from home and in clinics across the Health Board.

Main duties of the job

Working with patients across the community and our hospitals there are opportunities for direct work with individuals and families, group work, consultation, supervision, teaching and coproduction of new ways of working across the lifespan.

You will be part of the large and respected ABUHB psychology service with professional support from specialist psychologists in adult physical health psychology who offer a warm, supportive atmosphere, regular peer support and supervision, strong involvement with South Wales Doctoral Training Programme for Supervision, teaching and CPD events.

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

About us

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 and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Registered with the HCPC as a qualified Clinical Psychologist
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent accredited by the BPS
  • Honors degree in Psychology (giving eligibility for BPS graduate membership)
  • Training in clinical supervision
Experience Essential
  • 3 year doctorate training across a range of client groups but must include children
  • significant post qualification clinical experience working with children with chronic health conditions
  • completed at least 10 training days per year, on courses relevant to the provision of services to children and young people with physical health problems
  • up-to-date on current clinical practice in Clinical Psychology and in Physical Health Services relating to children and young people
  • Experience of delivering psychological interventions in a group setting
  • Has begun to develop special expertise in a relevant clinical area and to have undergone or is undergoing post qualification training in it as part of the CPD process
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Detailed knowledge of at least one therapeutic orientation related to the needs of obese children and young people.
  • Ability to assess, interpret, formulate and intervene in situations where the material is highly complex, and where there are a range of possible options, where different courses of action could be taken and where expert opinions may differ.
  • Ability to plan and organise complex activities or programmes, which may be service or client focussed, and may have long-term implications requiring ongoing monitoring and adjustment.
  • Ability to provide direction through supervision, teaching and training to other psychologists, disciplines and agencies.
  • Possess a working knowledge of strategies, policies and procedures relevant to working with Children and families
  • To be aware of race and cultural issues in professional practice
  • Has a good grasp of the main Professional Issues effecting Clinical Psychology in the NHS and is familiar with key strategic documents relevant to child and adolescent mental health services and children with chronic health conditions

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