Clinical Nurse Specialist - YPDAS

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to work as part of our Young Person Drug and Alchol Specialsims for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health service, Cardiff and Vale UHB. The post holder will be a suitably qualified , experienced (at least 2 years) registered mental health nurse

We are looking for someone who is passionate about their work and is able to work well autonomously as well as being committed to working as part of a team who are transforming services for Children and Young people who are experienceing emotional wellbeing and mental health challenges

Main duties of the job

To deliver evidence based holistic care to clients within the context of a multidisciplinary, multi-agency Young People and Family Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol Service. To take responsibility for a clinical caseload providing comprehensive assessment, care and treatment to clients referred to the Service. Foster robust working relationships with all partners and key stakeholders, in particular, Youth Justice and Youth Offending, Local Authority, Health Care and the Third sector.

Contribute to the continuing improvement and development of community mental health services.

Civility, compassion, integrity and kindness will underpin your core values.

We are a proud service and are dedicated to improving services for Children and Young People in the Cardiff and Vale area. Staff well being is at the forefront of all the work we do and this has been particularly important to us during what has been a challenging time through the Covid pandemic.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree or equivalent level of skills, knowledge and experience
  • Relevant post registration qualifications
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to CAMHS
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post registration training in evidenced based practice
  • Experience of mental health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies
  • Working knowledge of health, social services, education and the voluntary sector, together with the relevant legislation regarding children's mental health
  • Experience of teaching
  • Experience of audit
Skills Essential
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Ability to manage anxiety effectively and work with young people with challenging behaviour
  • Flexible and adaptable to working conditions to meet the needs of the service.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Packages including Word, Publisher, Excel etc.
Special knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge in normal and abnormal child development.
  • Extensive knowledge in child and adolescent mental health issues
Personal attributes Essential
  • Good communication.
  • Organised with good time management skills
  • Proactive and adaptable
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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