PCMHSS Mental Health Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ebbw Vale
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working within the legislative framework of part One of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure, to improve access to mental health support at a primary care level for people with mild to moderate or stable severe mental health needs within the context of a multi-disciplinary multi-agency Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS).

The service is delivered to working age adults, older adults and people with a learning disability.

The role will be a hybrid model of working, a mix of working from a base as well as working from home to best support the clients presenting to PCMHSS, and dependant on service need.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and forward-thinking professional with experience of working with adults to join the Blaenau Gwent Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS).

Applicants must be a Registered Mental Health Professional (Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse - Mental Health, Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities, Social Worker).

The successful applicant will support the wellbeing of adults by delivering the five functions of Part One the Mental Health Measure:

o Conducting assessments of mental health needo Providing brief, evidence-based therapeutic interventionso Offering consultation to professionals working at a 'Tier One' levelo Providing guidance and advice to adults and their familieso Supporting onward referral where necessary.

Ensuring effective service provision to adults is a high priority within the Gwent PCMHSS.

There will be training and developmental opportunities for the successful applicant, as well as the opportunity to contribute to new initiatives and developments within the service.

This is an opportunity to work within a psychologically minded service with a strong commitment to the prudent healthcare agenda. Informal enquiry about the post is welcomed.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future

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 Essential
  • Professional qualification
  • Additional qualifications
  • Supervision experience / qualification
Experience Essential
  • Working with individuals for ongoing work, assessment, delivery of therapeutic intervention, leading change
  • Supervision,training and consultation,groupwork
Skills Essential
  • Assessment, appropriate therapeutic intervention,engagement, team working
  • Welsh speaker
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence working with varied presentations of mental health and behavioural issues, safeguarding legislation, evidence base
  • Mental health legislation

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