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Primary Mental Health Support Service Practitioner

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The role is to support and deliver the provision of health care & positive mental health promotion to the people of Cardiff & the Vale at the primary care level. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency Local Primary Mental Health Support Service (LPMHSS) with specific responsibility for screening, assessment, liaison, and interventions.

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for a role in a friendly, forward-thinking multi-disciplinary team? Would you like to work somewhere you will develop your skills in psychological interventions, including opportunities to do external training courses? Are you keen to build your expertise in assessment, evidence-based practice, and group interventions? If so, this vacancy may be the opportunity for you.

The aim of the PMHSS is to provide services in primary care for patients experiencing mild to moderate or stable severe and enduring mental health issues. Other service functions include support, education, and liaison for primary care team members. The main functions of the role are; consultation and advice to the primary care team; liaison with secondary mental health services, third sector services, and service user-led organisations; mental health screening & assessment; short term therapeutic work including group and one to one work; and where appropriate, signposting and onward referral to appropriate services.

We encourage applicants to get in touch if they have any questions about the role.

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

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 our vision 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, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds

Job description Job responsibilities

You can 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
  • Professional qualification (one or more of the following):
  • Degree in health related subject or willingness to work towards
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience of assessment in a community setting of people presenting with mental health problems
  • Working in a primary care setting
Skills Essential
  • Clinically competent.
  • Formal post-reg training in CBT
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Mental Health (Wales) Measure (2010)
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong resolve to meet targets in adverse situations

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