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S-CAMHS Primary Mental Health & School In-Reach Practitioner

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 30/09/2025

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

Do you have a passion for supporting children and young people in managing the emotional and mental health challenges they face in today's world? Have you ever wished you could make a difference early in a child or young person's life to enable them to thrive and grow?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (S-CAMHS) to join an expanding and dynamic multidisciplinary mental health service for a 12-month fixed term role within Hywel Dda UHB (Carmarthenshire).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Primary Mental Health Service. This incorporates duties within Primary Mental Health and Schools In-Reach.

The post holder will work alongside with colleagues, and autonomously to carry out mental health assessments and deliver interventions to children and young people as part of the Welsh Government Mental Health Measures 2010.

This will involve both providing direct support as well as linking children and young people in to other sources of support and beneficial activities in the community in order to benefit their emotional and mental health.

The post holder will maintain direct links with schools to undertake consultations and training that will ensure early identification of support. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly as part of a team to ensure excellent delivery of service provision, including working weekends where required to ensure accessibility and continuity of service delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity for motivated qualified practitioners with relevant experience to develop their experience and clinical skills in child and adolescent mental health. Experience in S-CAMH services is not a requirement, and we would encourage interest from a range of candidates with relevant experience.

Excellent opportunities will be available for training and professional development and the post holder will receive managerial and clinical supervision.

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

Interviews will be held on 22/07/24

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.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional qualification (one or more of the following): Registered Mental Health Nurse (Nursing & Midwifery Council Reg'd), Registered Nurse (Nursing & Midwifery Council Reg'd),Registered Nurse for Learning Disabilities (Nursing & Midwifery Council Reg'd), Degree or Diploma in Social Work (General Social Care Council or Health and Care Professions Council or Care Council for Wales Reg'd), Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Health Professional Council Reg'd), Postgraduate level qualifications or equivalent experience, Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Postgraduate level qualifications or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Additional qualification in a therapeutic qualification CBT/ DBT / Systemic Therapy
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the primary care sector and its systems.



  • Experience of Multi-Disciplinary Team Working within Primary Care or Community SCAMHS / Adult Mental Health setting
  • Documentary evidence of continued professional development
  • Experience of working within a team and interagency working


  • Working within a S-CAMHS or children's services
  • Teaching qualification or experience
  • Qualification or experience in group work

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Llewellyn


SA31 2AF

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