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Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Specialist Mental Health Practitioners to join the Hiraeth (Complex Needs) Service on a permanent basis. The Hiraeth team provides trauma and relationally-informed care to people who have complex and multi-layered needs and provides such care as close to home as possible.

One of the team's recent developments has included the development of the Acorn project, delivered in partnership with a third sector organisation. This project is designed to transform the way in which we transition young people from children's services to adult services. As such, candidates would benefit from having worked across the lifespan.

Your role will be to facilitate and provide evidence-informed and high quality care to our service users this may be through care coordination, intensive case management or through specialist intervention.

Main duties of the job

As part of a multi-professional team including psychology, nursing and occupational therapy, you will:
  • Provide mental health assessments and offer biopsychosocial and evidence-based interventions where appropriate
  • Provide specialist advice and support regarding patient management. This includes assisting with referral pathways and the provision of consultation, supervision and training to staff from a range of disciplines to improve mental health care of the local population within community and inpatient services.
  • To develop and enhance communication between patients, Primary Care, Secondary Care and local community resources including those provided by the Third sector, thereby ensuring a good patient journey.
  • To lead in evaluation, audit, learning, training and development within the role, including producing evidence to inform future service design.

We value the importance of having a safe and secure base to work from which is why we appreciate access to free, readily available parking, having your own desk and access to an onsite canteen set within the beautiful grounds of St Cadocs Hospital in Caerleon.

The post is a full time post and flexible working arrangements, consistent with the needs of the service, are encouraged in order to support a healthy work/life balance.

Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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.

For further details/informal visits, contact Dr Clare Sandford.

Person Specification



  • Professional registration
  • Masters degree (or equivalent)
  • Training in evidence based intervention


  • Supervision training
  • Nurse prescriber qualification



  • Considerable experience of working within mental health services
  • Leadership experience (clinical or managerial)
  • Evidence of delivering psychological or EB interventions and evaluating them


  • Experience across the lifespan
  • Experience of managing staff

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Cadoc's Hospital

Lodge Road


NP18 3XQ

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