Highly Specialist Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
To be confirmed
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rota
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Highly Specialist Clinical / Counselling Psychologist Crisis resolution Home Treatment Team

We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled, innovative and experienced Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to provide qualified clinical or counselling psychology input to clients of the Rhondda Taf Ely and Merthyr Cynon Home Treatment Teams (HTT). The post holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessment and brief interventions to service users with complex clinical, high risk care needs, in addition to offering supervision and consultation to the wider multi-disciplinary team to develop skills in psychologically informed care and promote the use of psychological informed formulations.

Providing training and supervision to develop competencies to provide psychology informed care within the wider team is a key role in this post. The post holder will join a passionate and enthusiastic team of psychologists and psychotherapists working in acute care and will have regular CPD opportunities as a member of the wider psychology department.

This post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the HTT, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.

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.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTM UHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to people living in the County Boroughs of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. These Boroughs consist of rich and varied communities and environments, including numerous towns, rivers, valleys, wooded hills and historic sites. Major cities, such as Cardiff, Newport and Swansea, can be easily accessed, along with land/mountain/seascapes and other places of outstanding natural beauty, such as the Brecon Beacons and large parts of the Heritage Coastline.

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.

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
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 2000) including specifically, neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC
  • Recognised training in supervision of trainee pscychologists
  • Highly developed knowledge of more than one psychological model
  • Training in, and experience of applying, WARRN framework
  • Specific training in trauma-focused approaches either individual or group
Experience Essential
  • Experience in Care and Treatment planning as defined under the Mental Health Measure, Wales
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of clinical presentations, across the whole life course. Experience of working with service users presenting with early psychosis.
  • Experience of working with service users who present with high risk of self-harm or are vulnerable to exploitation
  • Experience of facilitating team formulation and / or risk formulation meetings
  • Experience of multi-professional management within teams or services.
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Evidence of CPD as recommended by the HCPC or British Psychological Society

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