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CAMHS Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Colwyn Bay
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Bwthyn Y Ddol Assessment centre is a joint funded service provided by Conwy and Denbighshire Local Authorities alongside BCUHB.

The assessment centre delivers careers and experiences that are challenging, rewarding, and differentiated by our values in working together to make a positive difference to the lives of children to 'have the best life' possible. We do this by providing children and young people with a safe and supportive environment and a fulfilling experience where their voice is heard and centred on their individual needs and what's important to them.

Being passionate about encouraging and supporting children to be the best that they can be is what we are all about. We are looking for individuals with a health background who share these values to join our developing team.

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

As a CAMHS practitioner you will working flexibly alongside members of the Bwthyn Y Ddol MDT and residential staff to provide assessment and intervention and / or specific evidence based therapies to children and young people and their families with complex emotional needs.

You will provide consultation and support to front line professionals in understanding and supporting children / young people and families through providing training, advice and direction. You will have an active role in supporting other members of the wider professional network within Bwthyn Y Ddol.

The current CAMHS Practitioner post is suitable for Nurses with core professional registration in any of the Nursing field. You will require excellent knowledge of mental health problems and disorders, family dynamics and understanding of relevant therapeutic approaches when working with young people and their families.

Bwthyn Y Ddol is a residential service operating over a 7 day week. We cater to the diverse range of needs of our young people and their families. We expect our team members to demonstrate flexibility in their working hours to ensure timely care and support is provided in the right setting at the right time.

For further information on this role please contact: Mathew Robertshaw- Clinical Service Manager for Tier 4 CAMHS. 03000 850056

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 Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Relevant core professional Qualification and Registration in one of the nursing fields.
  • Post grad diploma or relevant knowledge, training and experience in the specialist field acquired through specialist training and on the job experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of mental health problems and disorders
  • Excellent knowledge of family dynamics and issues relating to working with families
  • Understanding of relevant therapeutic approaches
  • Knowledge and appreciation of national policies


  • Additional formal qualification in a recognised therapeutic approach
  • Specific, targeted, evidence based interventions e.g. EMDR
  • Formal qualification in a relevant field e.g. Child Development, Mental Health etc
  • Understanding of service structures and inter-agency working
  • Knowledge of specific disorders / conditions relevant to CAMHS



  • Relevant post registration experience of working with children, young people and families in a health or social care environment or mental health/ paediatric setting


  • Experience of working in a specific clinical role relating to CAMHS
  • Previous specialist CAMHS experience

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Able to carry out mental health assessments autonomously through appropriate questioning, observations and accurate recording
  • Able to collate and interpret information to devise care plans
  • Able to deliver evidence based mental health interventions based on assessment formulation
  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Good communication
  • Team Player
  • Able to relate to children, young people and adults effectively
  • Able to relate well to other professionals


  • Able to use formal assessment tools / clinical interviews
  • Able to implement specific evidence based approaches
  • Welsh Speaker



  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Personable and amiable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Assertive
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Confident
  • Approachable



  • Ability to travel within geographical area.
  • Basic IT skills use of e-mails, basic word processing
  • Aware of professional issues
  • Professionally accountable

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Bwythyn y Ddol

Ingleside, Brackley Road

Colwyn Bay

LL29 7UU

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