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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Primary Care Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term for 6 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
21/10/2018 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.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


This is a fixed term post for 6 months due to funding.            

If you are a Cwm Taf University Health Board employee 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.

We are currently requesting an expression of interest, for a fixed term post as a Band 6 Primary CAMHS Practitioner. We welcome applications from qualified and experienced Practitioners in Young People’s Mental Health from Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Nursing, and CAMHS. The post will be professionally integrated within the Specialist CAMH Service across the Cwm Taf region and the post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines of the CAMHS framework. 

The Practitioner will work under the auspices of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 delivering all 5 key functions of Part One delivered with, or alongside GP practices or other appropriate community locations.

The successful candidate will have:


  • Experience of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of child mental health problems across the whole age range, reflecting all levels of clinical severity, where appropriate signposting and onward referral to secondary care services.
  • Experience in providing risk assessment of self harming behaviour.


In addition to providing direct work to families and young people, the post holder will also assist the team with case formulation and treatment planning.

The fixed term will be for a maximum period of six months and line management consent is essential.

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



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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

Karen McIntosh Senior Nurse
Tel: 01443 443008

If you have problems applying, contact

01443 443443 ext 5444