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Specialist CAMHS Nurse

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To work within a multi disciplinary CAMHS team and provide therapeutic packages of care to children and young people and their families in both community and clinic settings and to provide care coordination under the Mental Health Wales (2010) Measure where appropriate.

The post holder will carry out comprehensive assessments within CAMHS, including assessments of self harm and risk and be responsible for a caseload of young people and families suffering with a variety of mental health difficulties.

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

Main duties of the job

To carry out initial comprehensive specialist assessment of children and their families using the appropriate assessment tools/proformas.

To be responsible for planning and developing a programme of care, acting as care co-ordinator within the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

This includes assessment, treatment and evaluation in both community and clinic settings to meet the needs of individual clients and their carers in accordance with agree protocols of care and based on best available evidence.

To liaise closely with other agencies and attend meetings such as core groups and case conferences where the post holder will be expected to provide and receive complex sensitive information and process this information accordingly.

To work as a member of the family therapy team where appropriate.

To make clinical decisions and work autonomously in a variety of settings, having an understanding of a range of work procedures and practises, which requires expertise underpinned by relevant clinical experience and knowledge within CAMHS.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • RN (MH) Current NMC registration Relevant post registration qualifications e.g. Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder, knowledge of Mental Health Measure


  • Relevant degree. Evidence of CPD relevant to CAMHS.



  • Appropriate post registration experience. Experience of working within CAMHS or a therapeutic post e.g. eating disorders, challenging behaviour. Experience of mental health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions. Experience of working in partnership with other agencies. Ability to manage a case load. Working knowledge of health, social services, education and the voluntary sector, together with the relevant legislation regarding children's mental health. Management skills. Extensive knowledge in normal and abnormal child development, extensive knowledge in child and adolescent mental health issues.


  • Experience of group teaching. Experience of audit.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Flexible and adaptable to working conditions. Proactive and adaptable. Good communication and time management skills. Excellent assessment skills Ability to manage anxiety effectively and work with young people with challenging behaviour IT skills ability to work on own volition To have the ability to carry out the full range of duties of the post


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Swansea Bay CAMHS, Block D, Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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