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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Powys Teaching Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner to join our Community Mental Health Team based in Brecon.

The potential for Annex 21 to be considered for band 5 staff

We are offering the opportunity to for a Band 6 Annex 21. To undertake a one year training programme to obtain the relevant competencies and experience to meet the role of Community mental Health Practitioner and all duties, as indicated within the job description. The pay scale under Annexe 21 as a development post which takes 1 year and would be appointed at 75% of the top of band 6 and undertake a 1 year development plan. If agreed to be completed over 2 years would be 70% and 3 years 65%.

Main duties of the job

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 severe and enduringmental health difficulties from within the local community.

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 as well as with statutory and non- statutory service providers.

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.

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.

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

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

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 Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Professional and Registered with the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of continous proffesional develpoment
  • extensive knowledge of mental health issues
  • advanced knowledge of mental health legislation, law, and practice
  • CBT qualifications/Psycho-Social Interventions/teahing cqualification
  • evidence of personal development/specialist practitioner award
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
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • excellent communication skills
  • multidisciplinary team work
  • advanced care planning and problem solving skills
  • Advanced risk assessment skills
  • ability to lead a small team/provide clinical supervision
  • range of assessment skills for community working/able to manage resources
  • mentor and assessor skills
  • change management skills
  • motivational skills
  • welsh speaker
  • ICT skills
  • skills to promote service user involvement

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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