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CN&LD SPOA Practitioner

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an innovative and experienced neurodevelopmental practitioner? Are you driven to improve the care and experience of children and young people (CYP) who access complex needs and learning disabilities services? Are you looking for an opportunity to play a pivotal role in CYP's neurodevelopmental journeys?

If so we are an innovative service, implementing an exciting vision for CYP's complex needs and learning disabilities (CN& LD) in Cardiff & Vale.

Our Single Point of Access (SPOA) launched in November 2021 and is an integral part of our service, acting as the front door to CN& LD services for CYP in Cardiff & Vale. You will be part of a growing team providing key services such as triaging referrals, making recommendations and signposting to ensure CYP are directed to the most appropriate service. You will also offer telephone consultations to professionals, providing advice on whether a referral to specialist services will meet an individual's needs and for information on the wider support available.

Our vision is to embed a 'no wrong door' approach. The SPOA has been introduced to streamline processes and enhance access to services. You will bring your experience to help us shape this essential service, ensuring we best meet the needs of CYP. You will have access to regular peer discussion, clinical supervision, team meetings and training to support your development in this role.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist evidence based consultation advice to professionals, patients and their families and liaison with third sector services, voluntary organisation and education and service user lead organisations.
  • Neurodevelopmental screening, triage and assessment.
  • Signposting and onward referral to relevant services as identified at triage.
  • To work with other clinicians, in providing effective, evidence based therapeutic care and delivery of care pathways.
  • Provision of information for service users and carers.
  • Short term therapeutic work with clients with mild to moderate or stable severe and enduring mental health problems
  • The post holder is required to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to the diverse and demanding nature of this post.
  • To provide a commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role 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 focussed 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.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • Degree plus a Post Grad Diploma and professional qualification


  • Specialist Qualification in CBT, FT or other appropriate therapy



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience, including experience of working with clients with mental health problems and working with children and families in particular.


  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


St David`s Children Centre, St David`s Hospital

Cowbridge Road East


CF11 9XB

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