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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Employer type
Carnegie Clinic
£35,922 - £43,257 per annum
Salary period
25/06/2024 23:59

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Band 6

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000.  We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons.

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.

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

Cwm Taf Morgannwg is a Living Wage Employer.

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

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.

Please be advised that there is a temporary top up for Bands 1,2 and 3 to reflect the incorporation of the top up to the  living wage of £12 per hour - £23,465 per annum. This temporary top up will be in place until  the annual pay uplift for 2024/25 is confirmed

Job overview

To support the provision of Health and Social Care to young people experiencing mental ill health in a range of settings within the context of a multi-disciplinary primary care service and support the delivery of evidence based mental health care to clients in resource centres and a range of community based premises.

The post holder will on occasions be required to work without direct supervision.

The post holder will be expected to assist with the organisation and facilitation of the medication monitoring clinics and therapeutic groups.

This post will form  part of a  multidisciplinary team which consists of Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychology,  Family Therapy,  CAMHS specialist nurses and dedicated Administration support for the team.  

Main duties of the job

To work within the Assessment Treatment Team within the CAMHS service.

The post holder will liaise closely with other agencies and professionals and provide consultation when required.  There will also be a need to provide teaching and training to others.

The post-holder will be responsible for managing own time and will be required to plan range of complex activities; balancing client needs with other requirements of post.

The post-holder will have a thorough understanding of consent to treatment issues and will effectively demonstrate analysis which leads to clinical judgment in client notes.

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

Working for our organisation

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family.  Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team


We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RN (Mental Health) current NMC registration.
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant degree. Evidence of CPD relevant to CAMHS. Relevant post registration qualifications e.g. Family Therapy Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Eating Disorders Self Harm Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Borderline Personality Disorder Experience in teaching Extensive knowledge in normal and abnormal child development, extensive knowledge in child and adolescent mental health issues.


Essential criteria
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with children, young people and adults. Ability to work effectively under pressure. Ability to work well as part of a team and carry out specific tasks as allocated. Ability to work in a challenging and changeable environment.
Desirable criteria
  • Well developed reasoning ability. ability to think creatively and to adopt a positive approach to problem solving.


Essential criteria
  • Appropriate post registration experience. Experience of working within mental health or a therapeutic post eg eating disorders, challenging behaviour. Experience of mental health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions. Experience of working in partnership with other agencies. Ability to manage a case load. Working knowledge of health, social services, education and the voluntary sector, together with the relevant legislation regarding children’s mental health. Management skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of group teaching. Experience of audit .


Essential criteria
  • Good understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues. Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to local systems, processes and procedures. Knowledge of and adherence to organizational procedures.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Age positiveStop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerHyderus o ran anabledd crflogwrAccredited Living Wage EmployerWelsh logo for Armed Force Bronze Award for Cym Taf UHBAccredited Living Wage EmployerCore principlesPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships

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 desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Simon Reakes
Job title
Team Lead
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01443 443008
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