Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Health Visitor

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
The aim of the role is to ensure that women and men with perinatal mental health difficulties, and their families receive the specialist care and support they need during pregnancy and in the post-natal period. In doing so the post aims to support family health and well-being promoting positive relationships and attachment.

Key to the role is educating, upskilling and empowering health visitors and the wider workforce to ensure that services deliver the best possible personalised care to those parents and their families to optimise their emotional health and wellbeing.

This post will be a regional role in developing and maintaining high standards of care for parents with mental health difficulties in pregnancy and the postnatal period, and their families.

The post holder will demonstrate high levels of autonomous practice and will be able to make decisions, plan effectively and be skilled in collaborative working.

The post holder will understand the impact of poor mental health on maternal/ paternal and infant health and will raise awareness of the positive outcomes that can be achieved by influencing effective care planning across services.

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

An exciting opportunity for a Health Visitor with a special interest in perinatal and infant mental health has arisen within Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

The post holder will be a dynamic, motivated individual to support the provision of effective and efficient service. You will be expected to hold a SCPHN qualification, will possess excellent clinical skills with a pro- active approach to evidence based practice. You will be a team player displaying excellent interpersonal skills with clear and precise communication with team members/colleagues and the ability to embrace new challenges.

The post holder would represent the service across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board region, contributing to an All Wales approach providing an equitable service for all. The role is vital in influencing and shaping the development of services for individuals and their families with mental health difficulties. The role will complement the vital work that the Specialist Mental Health Teams are offering, supporting Health Visitor colleagues to provide the right care, at the right time, by the right people in line with the All Wales Perinatal Mental Health Pathways.

This post is fixed term/secondment for 18 months to meet the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

? We listen, learn and improve

? We treat everyone with respect

? We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job 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



  • Registration on relevant part of the register e.g. RGN SCPHN (SN


  • Additional post graduate qualification in Perinatal Mental Health Education.



  • Extensive experience of working as a Health Visitor.


  • Experience or research activities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Kier Hardie Health Park

Abadare Road

Merthyr Tydfil

CF48 1BZ

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