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CAMHS School In-Reach Education Mental Health Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for a registered Health & Social Care professional to join the establishing North Wales CAMH School In-Reach Service. You will work directly with education teams of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across North Wales and Flintshire and Wrexham to enhance the support already provided by our specialist CAMHS colleagues and other stakeholders.

We are hoping to recruit practitioner/s permanently to contribute to setting up this service in the areas detailed above. You will be based working from home and will have access to an area hub office. As an Education Mental Health Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing direct CAMHS mental health consultation, advice, guidance and training to education staff and provide indirect support to the learners attending schools within a given area.

Main duties of the job

The ability to speak welsh and drive/travel across the two counties is desirable for the service. Please note if you are unable to work full time, alternative working patterns will be considered. Please note this post is predominately working with adults, working indirectly with children through the provision of consultation, and strengthening the capacity of education staff to respond to the emerging mental health needs of children and young people, a knowledge and/or experience of working with people across the life span would be an advantage.

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

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Relevant professional Qualification and Registration
  • Eligible to practice under the mental health measure Wales 2010. This includes registered mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapist, dieticians, physiotherapists, learning disability nurses, and speech & language therapists.
  • Experienced registered health and social care practitioners such as youth workers, school nurses, paediatric nurses, who meet the other essential criteria.
  • 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


  • Evidence of further training in psychological interventions / therapy.
  • Training in delivery of programmes designed for mental health promotion and/or early interventions
  • Formal qualification in a relevant field e.g. Child Development, Mental Health etc
  • Understanding of multidisciplinary services structures and inter-agency working
  • Knowledge of specific disorders / conditions relevant to CAMHS



  • Previous experience working at band 5 or 6 or equivalent in relevant area of work.
  • Significant experience of working with the primary care client group.
  • Good understanding of mental health assessment, risk assessment and management.
  • Good understanding of multidisciplinary and community work.
  • Experience of delivering mental health training across a range of service areas
  • Experience in providing consultation in relation to emotional well-being and mental health.


  • Previous community experience.



  • Ability to use empathic communication skills.
  • Convey and receive highly complex and sensitive information.
  • Ability to make autonomous decisions under pressure.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Good decision-making skills.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Able to carry out mental health consultations autonomously through appropriate questioning, observations and accurate recording
  • Able to collate and interpret information to coproduce action plans
  • Able to demonstrate and model evidence based mental health interventions such as Friends Resilience Programme
  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Good communication
  • Team Player
  • Able to relate to children, adults effectively
  • Able to relate well to other professionals
  • High level of enthusiasm and Motivation.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.
  • Willingness to provide support, education, guidance to the carer's and family members.


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



  • 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
  • Manage work load without direct supervision.
  • Travel to places of work.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required.

Welsh Language Requirements


  • Willingness to learn Welsh.


  • Welsh Speaker desirable for those working across the North Wales region

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Child Health Centre

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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