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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 8A
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Clinical / Practitioner Psychologist to join the Gwent Wide Family Intervention Team. FIT is a partnership model that has been created by Health Services and Action for Children as an alternative way of delivering an early, preventative 'mental health' service for children aged between 3 and 16 years, and their families. FIT provides high quality, bespoke, psychological interventions for families with emerging emotional, relational and subsequent behavioural difficulties. There is a commitment to work directly with families in the context where they are 'living their lives'- their homes, schools, communities- as opposed to a clinic-based intervention.The FIT team works across the five local authority areas of Gwent.

This fulfilling job would best suit a candidate who -
  • is passionate about working psychologically with young people, families and their whole systems
  • Is able to design a psychological intervention alongside families and support the delivery of this intervention through another practitioner
  • Is comfortable with providing supervision and consultation to other professionals in order to support their work
  • believes in the value of early intervention work
  • wants to contribute to a values driven approach
  • places relationships at the heart of their practice
  • wants to belong to working culture which cares for and supports practitioners and their development

This post is fixed term for 3 years due to funding.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical / Practitioner Psychologist will be responsible for developing a psychological formulation for each family in collaboration with the family and the team. They will support the delivery of this psychological intervention by providing regular supervision for the family support practitioners. They will also provide reflective practice, consultation, training, and direct therapeutic interventions where indicated. They will work alongside the Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the other 8a psychologist within Gwent wide FIT to maintain and develop the clinical practice of the wider service.

The post holder will be a valued member of the Gwent Child & Family Psychology & Therapies Service, which is a thriving and supportive team with a wide variety of psychological service strands and specialisms.

This role will be based within the South FIT team which serves the families of the Caerphilly and Newport areas of Gwent. The successful candidate will join a team of four family support workers, a systemic psychotherapist and a team lead.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; 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 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

There is a caring and compassionate culture and a strong track record in developing and delivering excellent psychological services for children, their families and the professionals in systems which support them. Many of our psychologists are longstanding with our service, which supports continued professional development and values the wellbeing of our staff.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this post and would like to find out more, we are happy to be contacted for more information and/or to arrange a visit. Please contact Dr Rachel Williams (Head of Child & Family Psychology & Therapies Service) 01633 436996 or Dr Gemma Burns (Consultant Clinical Psychologist 01633 436996

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oHonours degree in Psychology.
  • oHCPC Registered.
  • oDoctorate in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS, or equivalent accredited by the BPS
  • oA post graduate research degree
  • oOther related academic qualifications
Experience Essential
  • oDoctorate training across a range of client groups but must include Children.
  • oSignificant experience of working with children with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties and their families. oHas completed
  • oHas completed at least 10 training days per year on courses relevant to the provision of Child and Family Psychology and Therapies Service.
  • oPost qualification work experience in a relevant clinical or care setting.
  • oPost qualification experience of working in Child Psychology specialising in working with children with a developmental trauma / attachment difficulties
  • oTo have obtained further experience of working within other Clinical Psychology specialities e.g. Child Services or Learning Disability Services.

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