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Specialist Practitioner Eating Disorders

Powys Teaching Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity as arisen for a specialist eating practitioner to join the All Age Eating Disorder team. This post will work with both the Community Mental Health Team and CAMHS and will based throughout Powys.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 specialist eating disorder practitioner to join the all age eating disorder team. You will be required to work with both children, young people and adults who have been referred with an eating disorder.

You will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and to provide specialist assessment, treatment and care to a caseload of people with an eating disorder.

The successful candidate will be required to provide care to service users within the legal frameworks of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010, the Social Services and Well- Being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Mental Health Act (1983)

You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible in approach, able towork autonomously.

Effective communication and engagement skills are fundamental to this role, as well as a current evidence-based knowledge and a commitment to working with individuals adopting a recovery approach and a commitment to working within a trauma informed model of care as well as have a good understanding of Eating disorder models and Nice Guidelines

In return for your skills and expertise we can offer you a variety of rewarding challenges, continued training and development and the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

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 Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Professional and Registered with the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of continous proffesional develpoment
  • CBT qualifications/Psycho-Social Interventions/qualification
  • Venupuncture
Experience Essential
  • Sound understanding of community and multidisciplinary work.
  • Experience of working within a community setting and with Severely Mentally ill clients
  • Evidence of supervising and developing junior staff
  • Abilty to meet travel requirments for the post
Knowledge and understanding Essential
  • Principles of recovery
  • Effectiv skills and knowledge of psycho social interventions
  • Clinical supervision
  • Communication skills
  • Advanced risk assessment skills
  • IT skills and knowledge
  • Skills to promote service user involvement
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Person centred and non judgmental
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to engage with service users
  • Ability to speak welsh

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