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Health Intervention Specialist - Integrated Family Support (SCAMHS)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 09/05/2025 due to funding.

If you are an internal applicant this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Integrated Family Support Team. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner to join the team as a Health Intervention Specialist.

The successful candidate needs to be NMC registered. The post requires experience of multiagency working to provide a specified direct intervention service to families who meet the criteria for Integrated Family Support Services (IFSS), with the aim of improving outcomes for children and their families.

The post holder will have experience of working closely with social services to address the needs of vulnerable children and families, or adults and their carers. The post holder will work as part of a small multi-professional Specialist Intervention Team lead by Social Services.

The post holder will be part of and support in the delivery of the IFST model to include the expanding edge of care service, a requirement by Welsh Government, providing a more robust and more inclusive service to children and families.

Main duties of the job

To effectively deliver the Specialist IFSS Intensive Intervention Programme to families across Ceredigion as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Children's Social Care.

To provide written reports as requested and attend in person when requested to court, Child Protection Conferences, Child Looked After Reviews, and other relevant reviews and meetings. Training will be provided to enable you to work as an effective practitioner within the social care setting and utilising your existing skills and knowledge.

To act as a resource using specialist health knowledge to support other members within the IFST and the wider Social Care Team.

To develop their own knowledge and experience of working with families in keeping with the work of IFST.

To develop and deliver specialist training programmes to raise awareness of IFST and it's role with supporting families.

You will be expected to work within Council's hybrid working model which will include some working from home.

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 29/03/23

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 and Knowledge Essential
  • NMC Registration
  • Community Specialist Practitioner qualification (Health Visitor qualification) OR Registered Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Masters qualification or equivalent level of experience/knowledge
  • Evidence of relevant continuing Professional Development
  • Knowledge of All Wales Child Protection procedures
  • Knowledge of POVA processes
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of current issues and legislation relating to Children in Need, Child Protection and Looked After Children.
  • Knowledge and understanding the NMC code of professional practice
  • Substance Misuse qualifications
  • Teaching or Community Practice Teacher qualification
  • Knowledge of recognised parenting Programmes e.g. Webster Stratton, Stepping Stones
  • Knowledge and experience of Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Solution Focused Approaches, Strength Based Approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Signs of Safety
  • Knowledge and experience of working with ASD, ADHD and Learning disabilities.
  • Counselling skills
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • Experience of planning and delivering individual health promotion/intervention programmes.
  • Experience of working closely with social services to address the needs of vulnerable children and families, or adults and their carers.
  • Experience of multi-agency working to improve outcomes for children or adults and their families.
  • Evidence of knowledge and commitment to clinical governance.
  • Experience of research and development.
  • Experience of providing supervision to other health professionals.
  • Experience of managing or supervising staff
  • Ability to use specialist child development tools.
  • Experience of engaging and working with vulnerable hard to reach groups.
  • Experience of assessing the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and young people.
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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