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Senior Community CAMHS Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 Per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Across Flintshire and Wrexham, CAMHS are excited to be expanding their provision to local communities. Our vision is to enhance early intervention provision to children, young people and their families by increasing access to early help at the right time, in the right place, from the right people. We will achieve this by increasing capacity available to community colleagues such as schools, GP's, third sector and other multi-agency providers.

To support our vision, we are recruiting to Senior Community CAMHS Practitioner posts at Band 7, across Flintshire and Wrexham. Successful candidates will provide a range of functions such as consultation and training, mental health assessments and delivery of evidence based interventions in the community. In addition, they will have a solid understanding of the Mental Health Measure Wales 2010.

Main duties of the job

It is expected that successful candidates will support the further development of effective working relationships with colleagues from community agencies, including third sector and statutory providers. Given these are new roles, effective leadership skills and relevant service development experience is required.

Applicants will need to be compliant with the professional requirements as determined by Mental Health Measure 2010 and should have a relevant professional and registered qualification relating to Health or Social CareE.g. Clinical Psychology, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work and be able to demonstrate a high level of competence, knowledge and skills (underpinned by knowledge of effective risk assessment and relevant evidence-based practice) which is crucial to this role. Substantial experience in offering consultation and delivering training is essential. Service evaluation will also be key to this role, as it is a new initiative.

The successful applicant must be flexible in their approach to work, adaptable, and have a willingness to embrace change as and when required. The ability to use initiative when dealing with unexpected situations is also an advantage.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and full Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Core Profession (e.g. Clinical Psychology, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Work and adhering to appropriate Professional Registration (e.g. HCPC, NMC etc)


  • Post-graduate management qualification



  • Assessment, diagnosis referral and discharge skills



  • Substantial and recent experience relevant to CAMHS in a clinical post

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital


LL13 7ZA

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