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Community Mental Health Practitioner for Older People

Powys Teaching Health Board
Llandrindod Wells
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for the specialist assessment and care coordination of clients and provide relevant appropriate treatments when appropriate to allow them to maintain independence for as long as possible in the community.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a practitioner to join an Older Person's Community Mental Health Team.

If you come to work with us you will be a care coordinator on a team of dedicated and supportive professionals. We are a well established team who offer excellent care and we are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred.

Powys is situated in some of Britain's most beautiful scenery and as a county offers a unique quality of life. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision.

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

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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 Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Significant post regestration experience within Old Age psychiatry
  • Registered professional
  • Skilled in risk assessment and risk management
  • Understanding of the Mental Health Measure Wales
  • Knowledge of evidence based interventions
  • Up to date knowledge of assessment processes
  • Awareness of clinical governance
  • Understanding of contemporary approaches / developments in mental health
  • Awareness of appropriate professional guidelines for practice
  • Educated to degree level or equivalant
  • Post qualification training in relevant areas
  • Understanding of the CHC process
  • Mentorship training
Experience Essential
  • Able to prioritise and manage own caseload
  • Evidence of refelective practice
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team work
  • Committed to professional development
  • Hospital community mental health experience with older people
Aptitude and abilities Essential
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in assessment requiring the ability to organise, plan and signpost care
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Proven clinical skills commensurate with the post
  • Proven ability to manage own caseload
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a Team Player
  • Strong verbal and written communication and networking skills
  • Able to deal appropriately with stressful situations
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Skilled in care and treatment planning
  • Skilled in a range of therapeutic approaches
  • Clinical supervision skills
  • CBT / Solution focused approach
Values Essential
  • Positive attitude
  • Resiliant in dealing with patient's experience of extreme distress and supporting families
  • Approachable, creative and innovative
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, respective service users rights and choices
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel within the goegraphical area
  • Able to work hours flexibly if required

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