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CAMHS Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term for 9 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Tre Hafod, Cefn Coed
£31,697 to £41,787 per annum
23/09/2018 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.


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ABMU CAMHS are recruiting a full time band 7 CAMHS Therapist on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave. The post holder could be a Practitioner Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker or Therapist (including Occupational and Art Therapist) with relevant Master’s level (or above) qualifications and evaluated and supervised practice in at least 1 of the major evidence based therapies routinely used within CAMHS. We expect post holders to maintain their professional registration and use associated titles alongside CAMHS Therapist. You will need to be enthusiastic about improving services for and working directly with young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and their families. We are currently developing Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Psychodynamic and Systemic Family Practice specific services that will be at the core of our psychological therapy provision; we particularly welcome applicants with well developed CBT and Psychodynamic skills but also with complementary therapeutic approaches. Ideally you will be an eligible and experienced Care Coordinator under the provisions of the Mental Health Measure (Wales). You will need excellent team working skills and the ability to identify and deliver appropriately targeted, high quality and effective interventions for children and their families. You are expected to deliver, alongside senior colleagues, a local therapy service and to be able to draw on a range of psychosocial developmental theories and therapeutic modalities to formulate and intervene with complex cases. In addition to other staff in the local teams you may also teach, supervise and consult to staff seeking to develop their psychological knowledge and skills. You will have good opportunities for networking and supervision as part of an established Psychological Therapies Group serving the S Wales CAMHS network area (Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwyg University Health Boards).

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

Closing date: 23rd September 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

Laura Morris


Tel: 01656 752800