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Specialist CAMHS Nurse - Single Point of Access Team

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and dynamic Mental Health Nurse to become part of our developing CAMHS Service in CTMUHB.

To work within the Single Point of Access Team within the CAMHS service.

To provide triage and when required, assessments of all referrals in to the service, to establish the most appropriate sign posting and allocation of the referral to meet the needs of the young person

To provide telephone consultation and brief intervention to young people, their families and carers and also to referring agencies

The post holder will liaise closely with other agencies and professionals and provide consultation when required. There will also be a need to provide teaching and training to others.

The post-holder will be responsible for managing own time and will be required to plan range of complex activities balancing client needs with other requirements of post.

The post-holder will have a thorough understanding of consent to treatment issues and will effectively demonstrate analysis which leads to clinical judgment in client notes.

Main duties of the job

To carry out initial specialist, triage assessment of children and their families using the appropriate assessment tools proformas, with an emphasis on risk assessment and risk management

To be responsible for planning and developing a programme of care.

This includes assessment and, where appropriate, the provision of telephone consultation delivering brief, solution focused interventions and signposting advice / information.

To evaluate the needs of individual clients and their carers in accordance with agree protocols of care and based on best available evidence.

The post holder will be expected to provide written and verbal reports.

To be aware of the special expertise of different disciplines within the service in order that the most appropriate help is provided for service users through consultation and/or active involvement of a worker from a different discipline.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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

Education / Qualification / Training


  • RN (Mental Health) current NMC registration. Relevant post registration qualifications e.g. family therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, eating disorders, self harm, dialectical behaviour therapy, borderline personality disorder, experience in teaching


  • Relevant degree. Evidence of CPD relevant to CAMHS

Experience / Skills


  • Excellent assessment skills. Ability to manage anxiety effectively and work with young people with challenging behaviour. Flexible and adaptable to working conditions. IT skills. Ability to work on own volition


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages including word, publisher, excel etc... Welsh speak



  • Extensive knowledge in normal and abnormal child development, extensive knowledge in child and adolescent mental health issues

Personel Attributes


  • Good communication and time management skills. Proactive and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Tonteg Child and Family Clinic

Church street


CF38 1HE

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