Graduate Mental Health Worker

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
CAVUHB School In-Reach team are looking for a Graduate Mental Health Worker to join them. School In-Reach is a team of mental health practitioners who work together with schools to support the psychological wellbeing and resilience of young people, through consultation with school staff, support and advice, teaching and direct clinical work. The team has a Clinical Lead (Clinical Psychologist) and Team Lead (Occupational Therapy background) who oversee four locality clusters . Senior Mental Health Practitioners provide oversight to the schools in their area, supported by dedicated Mental Health Practitioners and Graduate Mental Health Workers.Difference is celebrated within the team through the promotion of a culture of learning together. More information about us can be found in our recent newsletters, found within the website. Building, maintaining and growing relationships is key to the team. Emphasis is placed on working alongside and in partnership other agencies and communities.

Main duties of the job

Under the supervision of senior clinicians within the service, the Graduate Mental Health Worker will

Deliver one-to-one specialist Emotional Health and Wellbeing interventions to children and young people within schools.

Develop and deliver group work programmes to children and young people

Support delivery of training for education professionals

Engage in audit and research opportunities as they arise across the service

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

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



  • Good degree in a health related subject (as main or sole subject), already awarded. In practice this is taken to be at least a 2(1)-class degree.


  • Further postgraduate training in relevant areas of mental health practice and/or research design and analysis



  • Significant work experience with people who have mental health problems, including children and young people (this includes, but is not limited to paid employment).


  • Experience of working with children with disabilities, mental health needs, or children looked after.



  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic competence in research


  • IT skills in statistical data analysis, and designing presentations

Special Knowledge


  • NHS functioning issues
  • Aspects of common mental health problems, and child development


  • Knowledge of specialised therapies relevant to working with children and young people, and families

Personal Qualities (Demonstrable)


  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently
  • Time management skills
  • Emotional resilience
  • Ability to work respectfully and empathically



  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner


  • A desire to explore a career in the NHS
  • Knowledge of the Welsh Language

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Ely and Caerau Children's Center

Michaelston Road, Ely



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