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Band 6
12 months (Fixed term or secondment till March 2022)
30 hours per week (Part Time 30 hours per week)
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Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
Ynys Y Plant
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum
24/06/2021 23:59

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Specialist CAMHS Practitioner

Band 6

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work.  It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.  If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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 until March 2022, due to funding.

If you are an Powys 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.

Specialist CAMHS worker for Children Looked After. An exciting opportunity has arising in Powys for a newly created SCAMHS worker post to focus on bringing Powys Children Looked After back to North Powys, where it is right to do so. This project is funded through the North Powys Wellbeing Programme and is in partnership with the Local Authority. It is fixed term until March 2022.

The post will be focused on supporting social workers and carers to improve the young person's mental health and wellbeing, as well as undertaking specialist assessment and intervention where required, specifically when a child or young person is moving placement back to Powys from Out of County,

The proposed key features will include:

  • Supporting and facilitating referrals for looked after children to Powys CAMHS for children returning back to County in a timely way.
  • Delivery of therapeutic interventions with looked after a child/young person following an assessment where a targeted or specialist response is required.
  • Consultation and training for other professionals in relation to CLA from a mental health perspective.
  • Telephone advice and guidance for carers and professionals

Therefore, we are looking for a highly motivated specialist practitioner to join our CAMHS Service in North Powys. The successful applicant will be based in the Newtown Team providing a service for children and professionals returning to live in the north of the county.

Powys CAMHS works within a whole service ethos supporting each other and encouraging individual development and recognition of unique skills. There are opportunities for training and career development. The successful applicant will work with children, young people, their families and professionals in a variety of settings, including clinic and home settings and across a range of emotional and mental health difficulties.

Powys CAMHS has well established links with partner agencies, neighbouring CAMHS services and educational establishments. Individuals are encouraged to work autonomously with appropriate support and guidance from senior team members.

The development of leadership skills is positively harnessed and encouraged across the service. Potential candidates are encouraged to make contact to discuss the job in more detail.

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

This post is being advertised as a fixed term contract or secondment opportunity for which you will require the support of your manager.


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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 desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Neil Bovingdon- Operational Manager


Lisa Harding - Team Lead North
01686 617450





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