CAMHS/Development Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting opportunity working in our Emotional wellbeing and Mental Health Care Group as part of our Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

This is a development post which will provide the opportunity to develop skills across the specialist teams in the service.

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 registered mental health nurse to join our Specialist CAMHS service within the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health care group.

Whether you are newly qualified or would like the opportunity to have a change in your work direction - this role will offer a unique opportunity to train and develop in an area that provides assessment and therapeutic intervention to children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional well being.

The post holders will work closely with the wider Multidisciplinary team across the care group to provide support to children, young people and their family/carers. They will manage their own case load with the oversight of their line manager

They will have training opportunities to learn new skills. They will have an in-depth understanding of all the different teams/services across the care group and spend time in each of the teams building on their knowledge and understanding of mental health needs in Children and young people.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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 Essential
  • RN (Mental Health)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Training appropriate to post e.g. Post Registration Qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Child Protection, child development, working with families
Experience Essential
  • Working within a team
  • Experience in assessment and clinical interventions.
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people with mental health problems
  • Experience of facilitating group work. Community work or 1-1 work with patients
Skills Essential
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with children, young people and adults
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and carry out specific tasks as allocated
  • Ability to work in a challenging and changeable environment.
  • Well-developed reasoning ability.
  • Ability to think creatively and to adopt a positive approach to problem solving.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Resourceful, creative, motivated, ability to reflect on practice.
  • Enthusiastic about working with young people and their families.
  • Ability to discuss difficulties in an open and honest way.
  • Ability to speak Welsh
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel around the designated area of the service and escort clients in the community as require
  • Must be able to carry out the full range of duties of the post.
  • Clear DBS Check.
  • Microsoft Office, basic computer skills.
  • Good understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to local systems, processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to organisational procedures

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