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