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Clinical / Practitioner Psychologist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a clinical psychologist who is passionate about promoting the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people with developmental delay or disability and their families. You will be committed, creative and have a clear understanding of the challenges faced by these children and their systems of support. The ability to work innovatively and collaboratively with children, young people and families towards co-created goals is essential to this role.

The post sits within two teams. Firstly, the Children's Centre Psychology service, which works proactively to promote the psychological wellbeing of children and young people with developmental delay or disability, their families and the staff who support them. This post is based in Nevill Hall Children's Centre. Secondly, the Child and Adolescent Learning Disabilities Service (CALDS), which works across Gwent to promote quality of life and psychological understanding of the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities in distress, their families and the often complex systems that support them.

This post is being advertised as a Band 8a but we invite less experienced applicants to apply with a view to starting on Band 7 and to commit to a plan to develop into the Band 8a role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play a key role in promoting the psychological wellbeing of children and young people with developmental delay or disability, their families and the systems that support them. The successful candidate will work alongside other members of both teams through:
  • Provision of high quality psychological information and advice, dissemination of specialist resources and workshops for families and staff
  • Provision of psychological support, consultation and joint working with staff and families
  • Therapeutic work with children and young people with developmental delay or disability and their families through individual work, family work and therapeutic groups

  • The successful candidate will also engage in clinical supervision to support practice development, conduct and carry out research and audit on the provision of the service.

    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 specialty 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 Essential
    • Honours degree in Psychology
    • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, accredited by the BPS, or equivalent accredited by the BPS.
    • Other related academic qualifications eg. Masters
    Experience Desirable
    • Doctorate training across a range of client groups but must include children.
    • Significant experience of working with children with additional needs and their families.

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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