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Co-Occurring Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will provide leadership as a Specialist Community Co-Occurring Practitioner working closely with both Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) and Substance Misuse Services (SMS) to develop the Co-Occurring pathway in local County based services.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the MDT to lead the implementation, monitoring and management of the Co-Occurring Framework Pathway across both Mental Health and Substance Misuse services. The Post holder will have responsibility to maintain a clinical caseload.

The post holders' role will include setting and maintaining clinical standards within the governance framework and the motivation and leadership of team members from both CMHT and SMS services in reaching specific clinical, health and Co-Occurring framework targets. The post holder will be responsible for developing good relationships between services, both statutory and third sector to promote the wellbeing of individual service users and their families.

The post holder will conduct and coordinate comprehensive assessments of need to formulate effective care plans for the benefit of those service users and their families as well as agreed service standards and outcome measures. The post holder will provide clinical teaching and education to other professionals in order to enhance clinical practice and improve care provision.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh 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 Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and / or knowledge


  • Qualified Health Professional with an RMN qualification Professional degree Evidence of significant personal and clinical development Management experience and evidence of being able to work autonomously MSc or working towards completion of an MSc level qualification in an agreed timescale
  • Community experience Supervisory experience Sound understanding of community mental health team work to include advanced knowledge of Mental Health with co-occurring substance misuse issues


  • Management qualifications

Attitude and abilities


  • Excellent communication skills including IT skills Ability to lead staff and manage the process of change Excellent risk assessment skills Clinical and management leadership skills Extensive knowledge of Co-Occurring Mental health and substance misuse Issues Knowledge of research and evidence based interventions in relation to Co-Occurring Mental health and substance misuse Issues. Knowledge and application of the Mental Health Measure Knowledge of current legislation Understanding of the Health & Social Care agenda Ability to lead the clinical governance strategy within the Co-Occurring framework pathway across the CMHT and SMS teams


  • Ability to speak Welsh Good care planning and problem solving skills Service User and carer involvement The principles of Recovery & Rehabilitation

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Hergest Unit

Ysbyty Gwynedd


LL57 2PW

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