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Community Mental Health Practitioner S-CAMHS

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
HDUHB are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Mental Health Practitioner to work within Specialist-CAMHS with children and young people within an established multi-disciplinary team. You will hold an individual caseload, working as a Care and Treatment Co-ordinator and contribute to improving the lives of young people experiencing mental distress.

As we progress our service improvement program within Specialist-CAMHS we see this important post as central to transform the way we provide support and treatment for children /young people and families. Furthermore, we offer the opportunity for further learning and professional development within HDUHB with robust supervision and close links to local Universities to promote career progression.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and experienced nurses with practical and theoretical knowledge of mental health assessment and who are able to offer evidence based therapeutic interventions for young people with Specialist-CAMHS presentations.

This is a fantastic career move that brings with it a lifestyle changing opportunity to work in beautiful West Wales and experience the benefits of rural life and beautiful sweeping coastline

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work as part of the team undertaking initial assessment and developing care packages for individuals under their care. They will be providing psychological based therapies under the CAPA model undertaking Choice and partnership sessions to Children and Adolescents who have been accepted into Specialist-CAMHS services.

The successful candidate will work under the Mental Health measures and therefore will work as care co-ordinator and undertake the Care and Treatment Plan (CTP) role of those young people who require ongoing support under Part 2 of the Mental Health measure.

The role will require the ability to work on an individual basis whilst being an integral part of the wider multi-disciplinary team. As a senior practitioner within the team, you will be responsible for managing individual caseloads and maintaining clinical records and information in relation to workload. The role will involve supporting and supervision of HCSW in providing and developing care packages for individual service users and their families.

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews to be held on 25/06/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Nurse Learning Disability or equivalent qualification with NMC
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development to postgraduate diploma level
  • Knowledge of Local and National developments in relation to Specialist CAMHS
  • Knowledge of child protection, Children Act issues and other relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge of legislation and national developments in respect of Children Looked after


  • To hold a post qualifying award in childcare or therapeutic practice
  • Recognised therapeutic qualification and accreditation ( ie Family Therapy/ CBT/ CAT)
  • knowledge of and experience of working in mental health, including with children and young people with serious mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with the Choice and Partnership approach (CAPA)
  • Knowledge of Mental Health (Wales) Measure and WARRN



  • Demonstrable experience of utilising a range of social work skills at post qualifying level in a statutory children and families social work setting and / or Children and Adolescents Mental Health.
  • Experience working as a Registered Nurse / Practitioner within A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and demonstrating the competences as required
  • Experience of safeguarding practice, working with children subject to a child protection plan, identifying and managing risk.
  • Experience of having worked therapeutically with children and young people, with complex and traumatic early life experiences.
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrate high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring


  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting and working with different professional disciplines involved in the provision of children and young people's health, education and social care
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Helyg, Bronglais General Hospital

Caradoc Road


SY23 1ER

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