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Specialist / Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist posted by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Full Time

Job Description

Specialist / Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist - Adult CMHT

Band 7 / 8a (dependant on experience & competencies)

Main area
Adult Mental Health

Band 7 / 8a (dependant on experience & competencies)


Full Time 37.5 hours per week

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Central Clinic, Swansea


£37,570 to £50,819 per annum

25/09/2019 23:59

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sy'n rhannu ein gwerthoedd: gofalu am ein gilydd, cydweithio a gwella drwy'r amser.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve 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.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist to join Adult Mental Health Psychology in the Swansea Locality. The post holder will be expected to provide a high quality psychology service to two Adult Multi-disciplinary Community Mental Heath Teams (CMHTs).

The post holder will carry a complex clinical caseload and provide a specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention service to adults and families living with mental health difficulties in the Swansea locality. They would be expected to provide leadership in psychological knowledge and skills, work well with MDT colleagues and be adept at working through others using skills in teaching, case consultation, supervision and team formulation. Attendance at MDT meetings would be essential and supervision of trainee and assistant psychologists and psychology masters students expected. Experience in using a range of psychometric and interview based psychological assessments is required. Service development is another core component of these posts.

You will receive regular supervision from a Consultant Psychologist who is also an accredited CBT therapist (BABCP), and you will join a supportive psychology department with access to specialty meetings and will be encouraged to develop a broad range of skills. There are strong teaching and placement links with the clinical and counselling psychology courses in South Wales and the South West of England.

The post will be based in the City of Swansea affording access to the opportunities that city life offers as well as to areas of outstanding beauty in the Gower, and Brecon Beacons thereby allowing for a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to suit most tastes.

The role is available to start as soon as possible.

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

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Bae Abertawe wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi ei staff a'i brosesau er mwyn gwbl gofleidio'r angen ar gyfer dwyieithrwydd ac felly yn gwella profiad y defnyddwyr gwasanaeth. Rydym yn rhoi croeso arbennig i geisiadau oddi wrth siaradwyr Cymraeg, yn unol â'n hymrwymiad i gynyddu'r nifer o staff sy'n medru cyfathrebu yn y Gymraeg gyda chleifion a gweithwyr proffesiynol.

Mae cydraddoldeb yn parhau i fod yn ganolog i lunio polisïau, cyflenwi gwasanaethau ac ymarferion cyflogi'r Bwrdd Iechyd, ac rydym wedi ymrwymo i sicrhau nag oes unrhyw ymgeisydd swydd neu weithiwr yn derbyn triniaeth llai ffafriol ar sail eu hil, lliw, tarddiad ethnig, crefydd neu gred, rhyw, tueddfryd rhywiol, anabledd, statws priodasol neu oedran. Mae'r Bwrdd Iechyd yn ddefnyddiwr Symbol Anabledd Tic Dwbl ac rydym yn ymrwymedig i gyflawni gofynion Deddf Gwahaniaethu ar sail Anabledd 1995. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl Anabl a bydd anabledd ddim yn peri rhagfarn yn erbyn eich cais. Os nad ydych yn medru cyflwyno eich cais yn y fformat a ofynnir oherwydd anabledd fel y diffinnir gan y Ddeddf yna cysylltwch â'r Tîm Recriwtio, a fydd yn cytuno am ffordd fwy addas i chi wneud cais. Bydd pob ymgeisydd anabl sy'n cwrdd â lleiafswm y meini prawf hanfodol ar gyfer safle yn cael gwahoddiad i gyfweliad.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

* Job Description and Person Specification Band 8a
* Job Description and Person Specification Band 7
* Guidance for Applicants
* NWSSP Recruitment Services Privacy Notice
* NWSSP Hire to Retire Privacy Notice

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Richard Lingard

Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Lead Psychologist for Adult Mental Health;

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Dr Nicola Massie

Consultant Counselling Psychologist - Lead Psychologist for Swansea Locality

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