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Primary Care Mental Health
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Cwm Taf University Health Board
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Ysbyty Cwm Cynon / Keir Hardie Health Park
Mountain Ash and Merthry Tydfil
£22,129 to £28,747 per annum
26/07/2018 23:59
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Primary Care Mental Health Assistant Practitioner

Band 5

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 looking for a Band 5 Mental Health Assistant Practitioner to work in our ambitious Primary Care Mental Health Services. Applications would be welcomed from Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists with experience of working in relevant mental health settings. The successful applicant will need to have the relevant qualification to undertake assessments under Part 1 of the Welsh Assembly Government Mental Health Measure. The post will cover two locations in Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Hospital and Keir Hardie Health Park.

• Do you have a genuine interest in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties within the primary care setting?
• Do you work well with individuals on a 1-1 basis and in group situations?
• Are you forward thinking, and highly organised?

If so we would welcome an application from you.

The role will involve:

• Under supervision assessing people’s mental health needs within a primary care setting and taking responsibility for a clinical caseload.
• The delivery of brief, short term and low intensity psychological interventions, based on Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused approaches, provision of information, CCBT and self-help for people with common mental health disorders and assist in the running of psycho-educational groups.
• Mental Health promotion involving the development of effective relationships between primary care and local communities and other services in the voluntary and statutory sector.
• Provision of support and advice to GPs and other primary care providers.

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

Closing date: 26th July 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

David Whitcombe (Team Leader) 01443 715188