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Forensic Mental Health Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Child and Family Service, St David's Hospital
£31,697 to £41,787 per annum
26/04/2018 23:59

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

For more information about life in Cwm Taf, please visit our page.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.


We are inviting applications for the post of Forensic/Generic CAMHS Specialist Nurse working in our Cardiff & Vale Service. The post holder will support the delivery of care to a defined case load of young people across the Cardiff and Vale areas who are identified as presenting with forensic needs. This task involves providing specialist forensic consultation and assessment that will be completed in collaboration with all members of other multi-disciplinary teams, other agencies, service users, their families and carers. The post holder will be integrated within a CAMHS generic team and be expected to hold a generic caseload and work clinically within the generic CAMHS community Team. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of Cwm Taf policies and procedures.

The post holder will be expected to provide therapeutic interventions and promote the effectiveness of the Service, engaging service users with severe, enduring and complex mental health problems, planning and providing safe care for service users to enable service users to lead full and active lives in spite of ongoing mental health problems.

There will be a requirement to provide advice, consultation and support to Specialist CAMHS on forensic mental healthcare matters for those young people who may need to be in receipt of more specialised forensic mental health services. There will also be the provision of consultation and partnership working with other agencies such as Child Health, Children Services, YOS, Education and the voluntary sector.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post

Closing date:  26th April 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Christina Morgan / Mrs Julie Cude 

01656 674951