Practitioner Psychologist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Forensic Adolescent Consultation and Treatment Service (FACTS) is a national Tier-4 service that provides specialist assessment and consultation for children (aged 10-17) deemed high risk to others and who present with significant complexity.

Working alongside multi-disciplinary colleagues, the successful candidate will provide psychological formulation, assessment and consultation to the multi-agency system that support children who have come into contact with the youth justice system and to children under CAMHS services who present with significant risk. A large component of this role will be the provision of multi-agency trauma informed consultation to youth justice staff within youth offending teams.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an Educational, Counselling, Forensic or Clinical Psychologist to join a growing and supportive psychology team within FACTs. The successful candidate will provide a service primarily in South Wales. There is opportunity to consider working from home arrangements and flexible working where required.

The post holder will be instrumental in the roll out of Enhanced Case Management (ECM) - a trauma informed approach to supporting children known to youth justice. This approach has been evaluated and is now being rolled out across all 17 YOT's in Wales. The role involves co-facilitating team formulation meetings alongside Youth Offending Team (YOT) practitioners and the provision of supervision for YOT caseworkers. You will also contribute to further service developments including the development and facilitation of a training package for all staff in YOTs and smaller reflective groups.

The role will also involve the provision of advice and consultation to CAMHs' services for children who present with a high level of complexity and significant risk to others. You will provide comprehensive risk assessment and advice and consultation regarding risk management. Training in the administration of structured risk assessment can be provided on appointment. You will also be supported in other areas of training and interests relevant to this post.

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.

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 Essential
  • Doctorate level training in Clinical, Counselling Educational or Forensic Psychology, accredited by the BPS, or equivalent accredited by the BPS
  • Health Care Professionals Council registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Clinical supervisor training for doctoral clinical psychology trainees.
  • Additional training in attachment related interventions with children and/or young people
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified applied psychologist in an area relevant to this post.
  • Experience in working with children and young people with attachment difficulties and trauma
  • Experience of working within CAMH service for clients with complex needs or individuals in justice systems.
  • Experience of offering a specialist CAMHS consultation service
  • Experience of CAMHS work contributing to multiagency approach to risk management

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