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Senior CAMHS Practitioner/Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Central CAMHS are seeking an experienced Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with a core profession, to join our team at a very exciting time as we review and work to improve all aspects of our service delivery, supported by significant investment.

Central CAMHS offers a service to children, young people and families. We provide an extensive offer to our local community including significant early intervention and prevention services, unscheduled care, an Early Years 0-7 service and a broad range of NICE recommended and other evidence based interventions. We are a dynamic and committed multidisciplinary team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Family Therapists, and CAMHS Practitioners with a range of core professional backgrounds and Assistant Psychologists. Significant joint working takes place with multi-agency partners with whom we have very good relationships.

We are proud of our commitment to supporting continuing professional development for our team Regular weekly peer case discussions, in addition to multidisciplinary team meetings take place.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a significant role in undertaking assessments and providing evidence based interventions to children, young people and families. The post holder will be a key member of our team with involvement in multidisciplinary meetings, offering consultation and training. They will Care Co-Ordinate and provide supervision to colleagues. Involvement in developing and maintaining clinical skills within the wider team and service development will form part of this role.

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

Education and Training


  • The post holder will have a recognised core profession such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology.
  • BABCP (or equivalent board) Accredited CBT Psychotherapist.
  • Clinical Masters degree or equivalent educational or experience indicating performance at masters level


  • A recognised post-graduate, Masters-level qualification in the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies
  • Evidence of broad range of evidence based psychotherapies.
  • Evidence of further training and development in specific therapeutic CBT approaches.



  • Evidence of broad clinical experience of children and young people who are experiencing complex mental health needs.
  • Providing focused Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies to this client group.
  • Substantial experience in clinical practice post qualification or in therapeutic clinical practice.
  • Experience of working with families, carers and professional support systems
  • Experience of care coordination


  • Experience working in a specific clinical role relating to CAMHS.
  • Previous specialist CAMHS experience carrying out risk assessment with this vulnerable or high risk group.
  • Experience of clinical practice within the framework of the Mental Health Measure



  • Able to demonstrate and teach CBT approaches to other professionals.
  • Able to communicate effectively and deliver effective evidence based cognitive behavioural psychotherapies to children, young people and their families with highly complex psychological problems.
  • Able to communicate complex and highly sensitive clinical information, orally and in writing, to children, young people, families/carers, and other professionals within and outside the NHS
  • Able to carry out comprehensive mental health assessments using effective interview, observation, review of records and relevant psychometric measures
  • Good knowledge of a broad range of mental health disorders and their presentation within children and young people


  • Supervisor skills
  • Knowledge and experience of psychological research methods

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Llandudno Hospital

Hospital Road


LL30 1LB

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