Main duties of the job

This post involves providing a comprehensive psychological service to children and young people with a range of health conditions. In addition, the post holder will have a substantial role within the Paediatric Diabetes Team in East.

The post holder will be delivering a full range of psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families with a broad range of emotional and behavioural disorders associated with a health condition or persistent physical symptoms. The role involves close working with consultant Paediatricians, specialist nurses and multidisciplinary team members across a number of medical teams and provides opportunities for professional and service development, research, and audit. As part of the role you will provide assessment and therapy, psychometric assessment, professional consultation & training.

Taking up opportunities to display leadership in relation to service improvement initiatives is encouraged, and you would also be supported in conducting appropriate audits and engaging in or supervising research. The team also has close links with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme (NWCPP) and there will be opportunities to deliver teaching on this programme.

Working for our organisation

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. 

Detailed job description and main 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 criteria

  • Good honours degree in Psychology
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status.
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.
  • Doctoral level advanced knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, psychological therapies and their application, neuropsychological and psychometric assessment and interpretation.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis as practised within clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development as recommended by the British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses and people with additional disabilities).
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole of the life span.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable