Assistant Psychologist

Assistant Psychologist Lampeter, Wales

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Full Time Lampeter, Wales 23949 - 26282 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of specific tasks including a high standard of evidenced based psychological interventions in a safe, efficient, cost-effective manner under the supervision of the Principal Clinical Psychologist. The post-holder will practice in accordance with Health Board standards and professional requirements and operate within the boundaries of the role.

Under structured supervision, the post holder will work within the Health Board to provide groups using cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT] and other evidence based approaches, for clients with mental health difficulties.

This work will be conducted face-to-face and remotely, primarily working with groups. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

The post holder will provide a range of interventions, which may include:

Structured psycho-educational groups with an evidence base for a variety of mental health conditions e.g., anxiety management/sleep/depression/ emotional coping skills

Non-pharmacological approaches to emotional regulation or for behaviours which challenge

High volume, low intensity psycho-educational/self-referral courses.

The post holder will assist the psychologist with evaluation of outcomes, piloting quality initiatives, improvement activities and other research / audit / evaluation related to service improvement.

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

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 13/03/2023.

Assistant Psychologist
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Steve Moore
Unknown / Non-Applicable
5001 to 10000 Employees
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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