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Dementia Care Advisor - REACT & MHSOP CMHT

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
An opportunity for a Band 6 Dementia Care Advisor has become available. This role will cover both the REACT and CMHT teams within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP). Both teams are multi-professional with representation from psychiatry, nursing, psychology and therapy staff.

REACT is an enhanced home treatment team that supports adults over 65 and their carers/families on an intensive basis to treat them in the community. REACT aim to provide evidenced based interventions to avoid admission to hospital or to facilitate early discharge from hospital.

CMHT is an integrated (NHS and Local Authority) community mental health team for adults over 65 with severe and enduring mental health issues that present with a high level of complexity, need and risk. CMHT provide care co-ordination and specialist interventions for people who fall into this category.

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

Main duties of the job

The expectations of the role of Dementia Care Advisor include:

Specialist assessment and evidence based advice and interventions.

Collaborative working with the Multi Disciplinary Team.

Knowledge and expertise on resources available to promote independence of the individual with dementia and their carers.

Advocating for person centred care for people with dementia and their carers.

Psycho educational support and role modelling approaches to care givers.

To be able to use their expert level knowledge of dementia to provide education and guidance to other team members on approaches to best support the individual and carers.

Knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks and how these apply to individuals i.e. Mental Capacity Act 2005/Mental Health Act 2007.

Both the REACT/CMHT teams are based at Llanfair Unit, Llandough Hospital. The successful applicant will be required to travel across the Cardiff and Vale area on a regular basis to see individuals and carers in their home environment.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • First-level mental health nursing or registered health professional
  • Relevant post-graduate degree to at least diploma level
  • Evidence of professional and management development through Continuous Professional Development


  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications - psychological interventions
  • Masters degree in relevant area



  • Sufficient experience working at Band 5, (or equivalent level in other disciplines), including experience in a clinical area related to care of the older person in a mental health context.
  • Experience of inter-professional and multi-agency team working.


  • Experience in Older People's CMHT service or Crisis and Home Treatment Team.



  • Well-developed skills in terms of managing clinical scenarios that are complex, challenging and have high levels of emotional content
  • Ability to communicate effectively and manage complex and sometimes emotionally challenging situations.


  • Welsh Speaker



  • Good understanding of services that cater to this patient group, and how they relate to each other.


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Personal Qualities


  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to work on own initiative


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Llandough Hospital


CF64 2XX

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