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Clinical Psychology Assistant Practitioner posted by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Full Time
CRI, Cardiff
£21,089 - £23,761 / year
NHS Band 4/5

Job Description


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

An exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychology Assistant Practitioner to work as part of a busy, Multidisciplinary Team within Cardiff and Vale UHB Substance Misuse Services.

The post-holder will facilitate Psycho-educational Groups, within both community and in-patient settings, undertake Neuro-psychological Assessments, take part in Multidisciplinary meetings and discussions and with appropriate supervision from a Qualified Psychologist, deliver structured Psychological Interventions with clients who have issues in relation to dependence to both alcohol and illicit substances and who may experience stress related to previous traumatic events.

There will be a requirement to undertake appropriate administrative tasks related to the role and engage with both Professional and Managerial supervision through the Mental Health Clinical Board Psychology and Psychological Therapies Department. There will be an opportunity for the post holder to engage with other Psychology staff within the UHB and attend various training and educational forums. The UHB has strong links to the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.

The successful applicant will have an Upper Second Class Honours Degree or higher in Psychology and must be entitled to Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and an understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with issues related to dependence and mild to moderate and/or stable and severe and enduring mental health difficulties is essential for the post.

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

Closing date: 18th June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Sussex - Senior Nurse Manager

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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