Main duties of the job

To provide assessment and intervention and / or specific evidence based therapies to children and young people with mental health problems and significant mental health disorders. Provide consultation and support to front line professionals in understanding and supporting children / young people and families through providing training, advice and direction in addition to the delivery of early intervention programmes.

The ability to speak Welsh is essential for this post.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

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

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Relevant professional Qualification and Registration
  • Eligible to practice under the mental health measure Wales 2010. This includes registered mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapist, practising psychologist.
  • Post grad diploma or relevant knowledge, training and experience in the specialist field acquired through specialist training and on the job experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of mental health problems and disorders
  • Excellent knowledge of family dynamics and issues relating to working with families
  • Understanding of relevant therapeutic approaches
  • Knowledge and appreciation of national policies
  • Desirable criteria

  • Additional formal qualification in a recognised therapeutic approach
  • Specific, targeted, evidence based interventions e.g. EMDR
  • Formal qualification in a relevant field e.g. Child Development, Mental Health etc
  • Understanding of service structures and inter-agency working
  • Knowledge of specific disorders / conditions relevant to CAMHS
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Relevant post registration experience of working with children, young people and families in a health or social care environment or mental health setting
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in a specific clinical role relating to CAMHS
  • Previous specialist CAMHS experience
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Able to carry out mental health assessments autonomously through appropriate questioning, observations and accurate recording
  • Able to collate and interpret information to devise care plans
  • Able to deliver evidence based mental health interventions based on assessment formulation
  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Good communication
  • Team Player
  • Able to relate to children, young people and adults effectively
  • Able to relate well to other professionals
  • Welsh Speaker
  • Desirable criteria

  • Able to use formal assessment tools / clinical interviews
  • Able to implement specific evidence based approaches
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Personable and amiable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Assertive
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Confident
  • Approachable
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to travel within geographical area.
  • Basic IT skills use of e-mails, basic word processing
  • Aware of professional issues
  • Professionally accountable
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are essential

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are essential

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