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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2020.

Practitioner Psychologist

Job Reference: 110-PST013-0220

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Swansea Bay, Swansea Bay
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000. We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Beacon Beacons to the north.

Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

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.

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

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.

Swansea Bay CAMHS are recruiting a band 7 Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical, Counselling or Forensic) to work across the Swansea Bay area, including Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. We will consider applications from trainees about to qualify but their appointment will only be confirmed after gaining HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist.

You will need to be enthusiastic about improving services for and working directly with young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and their families.

Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Systemic Family Therapy (SFT) specific services are at the core of our psychological therapy provision; we welcome applicants with well developed skills in one or both of these domains but also with complementary therapeutic approaches. You will be working in a community CAMHS team organised around the CAPA (Choice and Partnership Approach) framework with a corresponding job plan.

You will need excellent team working skills and the ability to identify and deliver appropriately targeted, high quality and effective interventions for children and their families. You are expected to deliver, alongside senior colleagues, a local psychology specific service and to be able to draw on a range of psychological theories and therapeutic modalities to formulate and intervene with complex cases. In addition to other staff in the local teams you may also teach, supervise and consult to staff seeking to develop their psychological knowledge and skills. You will have good opportunities for networking and supervision as part of an established Psychological Therapies Group serving the S Wales CAMHS network area (Cwm Taf and Swansea Bay Health Boards).


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

Closing date: 24th February 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Gary Catterall

01443 443008

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (UHB) 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.

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