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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
Park Street Clinic, Newton
£32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum
Salary period
29/05/2022 23:59

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Primary Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the PMH team in CAMHS, Powys, based in Newtown. 

You will be working in an innovative team with lots of training opportunities to be able to increase your skills when working with children, young people and their families. You will have experience in working with young people and have an understanding of child development. You will be responsible for delivering on the Mental Health Measure Part one, providing an assessment of their mental health, and delivering interventions within a brief context, either on a 1-1 basis or delivering groups. 

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


Main duties of the job

Provide a psychologically-minded service to referred individuals with common mental health problems, stable severe mental health conditions, emotional distress and/or behavioural difficulties that is comprehensive, accessible, responsive, age and ability inclusive, and that focuses on recovery and outcomes. Ensure the service user receives a full part one mental health assessment, with a clear formulation as direction for the intervention to be undertaken. This will be a significant part of the role.
Work in partnership with individuals and others to ascertain the mental health, wellbeing and social needs of referred individuals.
Work in partnership with individuals and others to ascertain the mental health, wellbeing and social needs of referred individuals.
Work collaboratively with individuals and others to co-produce a shared 
understanding of the individual’s needs (the formulation), and to jointly develop a plan on the basis of this. The formulation should take-into-account biological / physical, social and psychological factors, and the preferred lifestyle and aspirations of the individual.
Provide service user centred care by negotiating achievable and meaningful goals. Ensure formulation at assessment stage is clear and robust for practitioners to then follow what intervention is required which may include group work

Working for our organisation

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Powys, mid Wales. As a rural health board with around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of Wales, we provide as many services as possible locally.  This is mainly through GPs and other primary care services, community hospitals and community services.  As we don’t have a District General Hospital, we work closely with other organisations in Wales and England to provide services for the people of Powys. We always strive to deliver as many services in Powys as possible including assessment and follow ups after treatment. The health board also works closely with Powys County Council and the voluntary sector to meet the needs of the community.

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

Relevant registration

Essential criteria
  • experience of working with children young people and families
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Live Registration with a professional body (Social Work/OT/Psychology) Additional Training in: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and/or; Family Therapy and/or; Psychotherapy and/or; Psychosocial Interventions and/or; Counselling and/or; Group Therapies and/or; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and/or; Teaching/Training Post graduate qualification in a related therapy or significant relevant experience equivalent to formal qualification Evidence of Continuous Professional Development Professional qualifications and skills must complement the multi-disciplinary and skill mix of the Team Knowledge of Safeguarding legislation and procedures for children, young people and vulnerable adults Understanding of and a commitment to values underpinning the provision of mental health and wellbeing services in primary care
  • post registration therapeutic skills development
  • experience of working with young people and common presenting mild to moderate mental health problems
  • An awareness of the legislation underpinning service provision
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of further psychological training in this field (CAMHS)
  • Experience of delivering therapeutic and skills groups to young people and parents, both online and face to face

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christina Cooper
Job title
Primary Mental Health Team Lead
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Telephone number
01874 615662
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