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Assessor Practitioner

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a dynamic Mental Health professional to join our expanding Primary Care Mental Health team in Swansea.The Local Primary Mental Health Support Service (LPMHSS) has been established to meet the requirements of Part 1 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure (2010). Our service offers, assessment, signposting and brief interventions to people with mild to moderate, common mental health disorders.

The service also aims to support the wider Primary Care team through advice, education and support, as well as offering information and advice to carers.

Main duties of the job

The main functions of the post will be to screen, assess, signpost and provide brief follow-up interventions to primary care referrals within an agreed GP community network within Swansea. The post holder will have extensive experience of undertaking assessments in a mental health setting and will have knowledge and experience of working within the community. New practices have been introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and assessments are primarily carried out via telephone or virtually, therefore computer literacy is key.The post holder will work within a Primary Care team that currently comprises of Qualified Mental Health Professionals, an Occupational Therapists and small Support Worker Team.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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



  • Qualified Core Profession - Nurse, Social Worker etc.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Post registration experience
  • Experience in community working
  • MDT working experience
  • Experience of person-centred assessments
  • Knowledge of best practice in MH & specific role/ awareness of gov policy/ legislation
  • Knowledge of therapy approaches i.e. CBT


  • Experience of research/audit
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of supervising staff

Skills and Abilities


  • work autonomously
  • ability to work across teams
  • identify risk
  • computer literacy
  • good written oral communication skills

Personal Attributes


  • able to assess service users with complex needs
  • ability to prioritse workload under pressure
  • can handle difficult unpredictable situations

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Central Clinic

21 Orchard Street



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