EMDR Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda University Health Board is located in West Wales in an area of outstanding beauty. It covers the National Park coastline of Pembrokeshire and rolling hills of rural Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. It is an ideal place to live and work.

The Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (IPTS) has an exciting opportunity for a permanent full time EMDR Therapist (B6) to join our team in Ty Myddfai, Johnstown in Carmarthen.

You will join an experienced multi-disciplinary team of practitioners and therapists including Psychotherapists, Psychologists; Psychiatrist; Nurses and Occupational Therapists. The role will require you to have a core profession (e.g. Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) and completed, at a minimum, all parts of Standard Accredited EMDR therapy training.

As a service we offer monthly supervision with an EMDR Consultant, supporting you in working towards Accreditation as an EMDR Therapist with EMDR UK Association, as well as peer support and continuing professional activities to aid with professional development. You will be part of the psychological therapies team and therefore have access to other multi-modularity therapists.

The post is based in Carmarthen, however, there will be an expectation to deliver therapy across the HDUHB footprint as and when required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the IPTS across the Three Counties of Hywel University Dda Health Board (HDUHB), delivering EMDR to service users in both the primary and secondary care sectors.

The post holder will work with people across different cultural backgrounds and adults over the age of 18, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 11.04.2023

Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of clinical skills gained through theoretical and practical training and experience to postgraduate diploma level
  • Diploma/Degree level training in a psychology or health subject (e.g. RMN, OT, Social Work) AND Current registration on an appropriate professional register (e.g. NMC, HCPC) OR Counsellor / Psychotherapist with diploma level training and full accreditation with recognised professional body, e.g. BACP, UKCP, BABCP
  • EMDR UK standard accredited training which is compliant with EMDR Europe criteria and standards.(The successful completion of other EMDR Europe approved training, and accreditation is accepted, eg EMDR Ireland
  • Knowledge of and adherence to NMC or other professional bodies codes of practice
  • Student Nurse Practice Coordinator (or equivalent)
  • Qualification in an additional psychological therapy or psychological intervention
  • Accreditation as an EMDR Therapist with EMDR UK / EMDR Ireland/ EMDR Europe
Experience Essential
  • Period of post-registration clinical experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required
  • Current clinical experience in mental health
  • Evidence of working on own initiative, managing time and prioritising
  • Experience of extended role in clinical responsibilities
  • Experience in clinical audit
  • Experience of providing psychological interventions for people with a range of mental health difficulties including PTSD
  • Current experience of using EMDR in person and / or online
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of clinical skills gained through training & experience
  • Understanding of clinical competence & clinical governance
  • Current experience and knowledge of clinical supervision & clinical effectiveness in the work place
  • Experience of facilitating or co -facilitating psychological intervention groups or psycho-social education groups
  • Experience of working in Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health Care
  • Experience of staff Management
  • Experience of Personal Development Review
  • Experience of working within in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

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