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High Intensity Specialist Psychological Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Psychological Therapy
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Avon House
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves 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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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


An exciting opportunity has become available within Headroom Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) service in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Psychological Therapist to work within an EIP team delivering high quality, effective compassionate interventions and care.

You will be an integral member of Headroom working with the wider MDT including staff from our third sector partners to provide a service for children and young people aged 14-25 experiencing their first episode of psychosis. You will carry an independent caseload of clients and deliver evidence based psychological assessment and interventions to individuals, families and groups. Previous experience of delivering psychological interventions with people with psychosis spectrum disorder is desirable, in particular, training and/or experience delivering CBT for psychosis and Behavioural Family Therapy. There are training opportunities to develop additional knowledge and skills to support the delivery of interventions and therapies alongside clinical supervision. 

Headroom is a developing service working to implement innovative methods to meet the Welsh Government access and waiting time standards including NICE concordant treatment and care.  We are part of a teaching and research active organisation and therefore have strong links and associations with national early intervention networks, Cardiff University and the National Centre for Mental Health.

We work with unique individual young people from a diverse range of backgrounds including people from different countries of origin and a range of different religious and cultural backgrounds. We recognise and respect the importance of gender identity and strive to understand our young people and respect their wishes in the support and treatment we provide. We would welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds towards the creation of a team that reflects the diverse range of experiences of the service users we support.

The ability to speak Welsh or another language is desirable for this post. 

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Emma Smith
Job title
Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist
Email address
Telephone number
029 21824227