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Senior Practitioner Mental Health

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Pembrokeshire Local Primary Mental Health Support Service has a new opportunity for a Band 6 Senior Practitioner in Mental Health. You will be based at Canolfan Bro Cerwyn in Haverfordwest ,and you will also work in GP practices across Pembrokeshire. This is preferably a full time post but part time/ job share will be considered.

The role includes carrying out assessments and when indicated formulating and delivering evidence based interventions for Adults. Other aspects of the role involve making referrals to other health professionals and providing information and advice to GPs and other services.

Main duties of the job

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

Interviews to be held on 13/02/2023.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
  • Eligible to assess under part one of the measure
  • RMN , Qualified social worker , Occupational Therapist, Psychologist
  • Post graduate CBT diploma or equivalent experience
  • Post graduate diploma in CBT
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable relevant work experience with people who have common mental health problems i.e. anxiety and depression etc
  • Demonstrates high standards of written communication to ensure clinical outcomes are reported appropriately
  • Able to write clear reports and letters
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Experience of working with children and young people and or older adults
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Evidence of working in the local community
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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