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CAMHS Single Point of Access Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Gwynedd and Mon CAMHS have an opportunity to create a dedicated Single Point of Access team for the service. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the front door of children's mental health services, responding to requests for support, information and advice from our referring community. This extends across a broad range of services including education, primary health care, statutory and third sector providers.

In addition, as the service is in a period of transformation and improvement, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards enhancing the service model which will ensure children, young people and their families will have access to appropriate service provision according to their needs.

The ideal candidate would have substantial post qualifying work experience.

Main duties of the job

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 essential for this role.

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, practising psychologist.
  • 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

Aptitude and 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
  • Welsh speaker


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



  • Flexible 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




LL55 1BN

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