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Community Mental Health Practitioner Dual Diagnosis

Powys Teaching Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
25 Sep 2023
As a Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Practitioner, you will work within a proactive and positive multidisciplinary team, focusing upon individuals (including young people) with severe and enduring mental health problems who have co-occurring Substance Misuse issues.

You will have responsibility for the care co-ordination and management of a defined caseload of clients with complex and challenging needs, providing liaison between statutory and other services particularly with colleagues providing substance misuse, housing and homelessness support and working closely with social workers and disability teams (social services).

Main duties of the job

You will be an integral member of the Team, providing training and specialist advice as and when needed to other staff and undertaking interventions as defined within Parts 2 and 3 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010. Assisting the CMHT Team Manager with the management and organisation, including advice and support, of their clinical area associated with dual diagnosis will be an essential element of the role.

You will benefit from:

A friendly, supportive working environmentand feeling valued.

A leadership and governance structure and responsibilities to ensure supervision and development.

Regular managerial supervision and opportunities for CPD.

Working in a beautiful County the rurality of which offers opportunities to develop professionally within a unique context in Wales.

You will benefit others by:

Having an opportunity to contribute to the development of services.

Participating in the education, development and supervision of junior staff, student nurses and student social work colleagues.

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

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made 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


  • Registered Mental Health/ (Dual Diagnosis) Nurse and Registered with the NMC
  • Registered Occupational Therapist Registered Social Worker
  • Educated to diploma level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Advanced knowledge of current Mental Health Legislation and practice
  • Knowledge of Health & safety Legislation
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health and substance misuse issues
  • Knowledge of research based and evidence-based interventions
  • Advanced knowledge and application of the care and treatment plans
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 for those parts of the Act that directly affect the provision of Community Mental Health Services


  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • Evidence of personal development to degree level or equivalent to degree level
  • Specialist practitioner award
  • Psycho Social Interventions qualifications
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy qualifications
  • Risk assessment/ WARRN/HCR20



  • Experience of community mental health working in nursing, social work, OT or other allied profession
  • Evidence of supervisory experience
  • Sound understanding of community and multidisciplinary, multiagency work
  • Experience of working within a community setting and with complex clients, older adults, adults, (including young people) who have a dual diagnosis of substance misuse and mental health issues



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Multidisciplinary/multi-agency team work skills
  • Advanced care planning and problem-solving skills
  • Committed to raising the standards of clinical care
  • Ability to manage resources
  • Range of assessment skills for community working


  • Good experience in promoting service user and carer involvement



  • Ability to travel within geographical area
  • Able to work hours flexibly

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Advanced risk planning and assessment skills
  • Abilities to report to multi-agency steering groups on work/ideas
  • Management skills including facilitation of medication clinics
  • Ability to supervise others from different teams and use influencing skills to facilitate a multi-agency response
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision either individually or for groups
  • Abilities to use multi-media and/or other on-line communication platforms to facilitate communication and engagement with clients and families
  • Excellent ICT skills, including database management. (e.g. WCCIS/other)


  • Mentor and assessor skills
  • Change management skills
  • Management of medication clinics
  • Motivational skills
  • Welsh speaker

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Ty Illtyd

Bridge Street



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