Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for 2 suitably qualified and experienced psychological therapists/Psychologists to join the Veterans NHS’ Wales Service (VNHSW), which was established in 2010 and funded by Welsh Government following the Cardiff & Vale and Cwm Taf NHS Trust pilot 2008. VNHSW is a specialist primary care service that offers an out-patient psychological therapy service with signposting and/or referral onwards to other NHS services, Veterans Welfare Agencies and Veteran Charities for additional support and intervention. The client group are ex-military personnel who have mental health and social difficulties related to their military service.

BCUHB- 2 posts available at 22.5 hrs/ week (6 sessions), (flexible working hours between Mon – Fri, 0800 – 1800)

One post to be based in the East, and one in the West of the Health Board. Exact locations to be agreed with successful candidates.

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the National VNHSW team and will work with colleagues locally in BCUHB to:

  • Provide veterans with a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment that accurately assesses their specific needs
  • Develop and facilitate the delivery of individual care management plans
  • Provide out-patient high intensity evidence-based psychological interventions as recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines
  • The post holder will offer therapy to patients who have a range of complex mental health and social problems
  • and sign post to other services and agencies involved in the care of veterans, to promote multi-agency working to improve outcomes for veterans based on the recovery model

About us

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.

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

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

Date posted

17 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

050-PST008-0123

Job locations

TBC

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential

  • Diploma level training in a psychology or health subject or equivalent training
  • Accredited Psychotherapy qualification (e.g. CBT) with BABCP or HCPC or actively working towards this.

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Significant experience of working in Statutory Mental Health Services

Desirable

  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Full range of psychological therapist skills and competencies
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS

Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh
Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential

  • Diploma level training in a psychology or health subject or equivalent training
  • Accredited Psychotherapy qualification (e.g. CBT) with BABCP or HCPC or actively working towards this.

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of working in mental health services
  • Significant experience of working in Statutory Mental Health Services

Desirable

  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Full range of psychological therapist skills and competencies
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS

Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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