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Specialist Practitioner
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Hywel Dda University Health Board
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£26,566 to £41,787 per annum
31/07/2017 23:59
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Team Lead / Specialist Practitioner

Band 7

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Please submit your application as early as possible as the Recruiting Manager reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date, due to having a sufficient amount of applications.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a team lead/specialist practitioner to join the Early Intervention Service. This will involve working with Children, Young People (and their families) who have a Learning Disability and who also exhibit behaviour that challenges those around them using Positive Behaviour Support Approaches. The aim of the service is to help reduce behaviour that challenges at the same time as improving quality of life for the people we work with.

This will take the form of both individual and group work in addition to working with professionals from a range of other disciplines, e.g., Health, Education, Social Services and the Third Sector.

This role may be suitable for a qualified (or soon to be qualified) applied psychologist, occupational therapist, community nurse and/or social worker. They will be supported in maintaining their professional identity in this role.

We are looking to appoint one full-time Band 7 (or 6 depending on experience and/or qualifications) (37.5 hours). However, job share or part time hours will be considered.

The Service has very close links with the Adult Learning Disability Services and the successful candidate will be initially based within one of the four Community Teams based in Haverfordwest. Llandysul, Carmarthen and/or Llanelli depending on service need and applicant's preference.

The ability to speak Welsh 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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details/informal visits contact:
Dr Judith Storey, Clinical Psychologist (01267) 244958