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CAMHS Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
In North Wales we are very excited to be growing our CAMHS Services. If you have a passion for working with children and adolescents or those experiencing mental health difficulties, are a healthcare professional, accredited therapist or Social Worker with experience working to support emotional wellbeing, we are keen to hear from you. You will be a dynamic individual committed to delivering high quality evidence based compassionate care and be keen to undertake a role within a child and adolescent mental health service.

Our Band 6 CAMHS Practitioner posts are open to candidates who are skilled in mental health assessment, risk assessment, and delivering interventions to support emotional wellbeing and mental health. Experience of working within children and young people would be advantageous. All employees are offered a structured induction and development plan to support clinicians to develop their skills to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

Conwy and Denbighshire is a beautiful part of the country with diverse landscapes ranging for from countryside to coast to mountain ranges. The central location has a mix of rural areas and larger towns. We are also within an hour of cities such as Bangor, Chester and Liverpool.

Main duties of the job

You will work both individually and as part of a team in carrying out Choice and Partnership work under the Care and Programme Approach (CAPA) model and will likely be involved in different areas of CAMHS according to the needs of the service.

To provide assessment and intervention and / or specific evidence based therapies to children and young people with mental health problems and significant mental health disorders.

Provide consultation and support to front line professionals in understanding and supporting children / young people and families through providing training, advice and direction in addition to the delivery of early intervention programmes

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English 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



  • Relevant professional Qualification and Registration: NMC registered MH Nurse, NMC registered LD Nurse, SCW/Eng registered Social Worker, HCPC Registered OT, HCPC registered Practitioner PSychologist
  • Eligible to practice under the mental health measure Wales 2010. .
  • Post grad diploma or relevant knowledge, training and experience in the specialist field acquired through specialist training and on the job experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of mental health problems and disorders
  • Excellent knowledge of family dynamics and issues relating to working with families
  • Understanding of relevant therapeutic approaches
  • Knowledge and appreciation of national policies


  • Additional formal qualification in a recognised therapeutic approach
  • Specific, targeted, evidence based interventions e.g. EMDR
  • Formal qualification in a relevant field e.g. Child Development, Mental Health etc
  • Understanding of service structures and inter-agency working
  • Knowledge of specific disorders / conditions relevant to CAMHS



  • Relevant post registration experience of working with children, young people and families in a health or social care environment or mental health setting


  • Experience of working in a specific clinical role relating to CAMHS
  • Previous specialist CAMHS experience

Aptitudes & Abilities


  • Able to carry out mental health assessments autonomously through appropriate questioning, observations and accurate recording
  • Able to collate and interpret information to devise care plans
  • Able to deliver evidence based mental health interventions based on assessment formulation
  • Good organisational skills, Effective time management, Good communication, Team Player
  • Able to relate to children, young people and adults effectively
  • Able to relate well to other professionals


  • Able to use formal assessment tools / clinical interviews
  • Able to implement specific evidence based approaches



  • Flexible approach to work and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Personable and amiable, Ability to use own initiative, Assertive, Able to work under pressure Confident, Approachable



  • Ability to travel within geographical area.
  • Basic IT skills use of e-mails, basic word processing
  • Aware of professional issues
  • Professionally accountable

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Llandudno Hospital

Hospital Road


LL30 1LB

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