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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 050-PST014-0219

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Adult Learning Disability Clinical Psychology
Denbighshire County Council, Denbigh
£42,414 to £49,969 per annum

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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The Betsi Cadwaladr UHB (BCUHB) Adult Learning Disability Clinical Psychology Department is seeking to employ a Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a, full time) to work within the Denbighshire Community Learning Disability Team. The Adult LD Clinical Psychology Department is well respected, valued and fully integrated within wider LD Services. As such, the post holder will be a core member of the Community Team, providing direct clinical input with clients, and specialist psychological knowledge and expertise to team colleagues. Knowledge of PBS/Behaviour Analysis, DBT, Autism Spectrum Conditions and risk assessment would be desirable, however, training/development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant if necessary.

The LD Clinical Psychology Department is a very friendly and supportive environment in which supervision and continued professional development are highly valued, as is peer support and peer supervision. The Department has close links with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme, particularly in the provision of Trainee placements, input into the teaching curriculum and the supervision of research projects. Involvement in research and clinical audit is strongly encouraged and complements our activities in clinical leadership and service development. These activities are highly valued both within the Department and more widely within LD Services, and as such the post offers a real opportunity to contribute to the development of LD services across North Wales.

Previous experience working within Learning Disability post qualification would be desirable, however, we would be keen to hear from applicants whose post qualification experience has involved working with other client groups. We would also consider applications from practitioners interested in part-time working.

It will be necessary for the successful applicant to deliver services from a range of community and service based environments across Denbighshire and the wider BCUHB area.

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

Closing date: 21 February 2019

Interviews for the post will be held on 21 March 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr. Alan Dowey, Head of Adult Learning Disability Clinical Psychology
01352 803650/803661

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with current Data Protection Legislation especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). As an organisation, we ensure that the legislation defining confidentiality is observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise BCUHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held training and sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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