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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2019.

CAMHS Practitioner - LAC

Job Reference: 050-PST116-1119

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

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. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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

Band 6 CAMHS Practitioner/LAC

We are currently recruiting CAMHS Mental Health Practitioners to join our Wrexham and Flintshire teams. The band 6 post will be based in Wrexham and will join our unscheduled care team providing assessment and interventions for children and young people primarily presenting to the local District General Hospital.

To improve children and young people’s mental health through effective management of the health component CAMHS LAC Pathway for children and young people (CYP), providing safe, culturally competent, effective, cost efficient, timely and accessible services. In accordance with national and local priorities and responsive to the needs of CYP and their carers.

To provide specialist clinical practice input to the team, delivering practice within best evidence and to the highest possible standard.

To contribute to the establishment of a positive working environment and open learning culture, which fosters high morale and commitment within the CAMHS LAC pathway.

The post holder will provide direct mental health treatment to CYP in care, edge of care, adopted or subject to a Special Guardianship Order. This role will include direct consultation to carers and social workers, with additional direct clinical work with CYP and their carers.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the mental health needs of CYP. To attend multi-agency planning meetings in relation to risk management together with are and support planning for the CYP.

We are looking for practitioners who can work flexibly across these different areas of the service with the enthusiasm needed to engage a wide range of children, young people, their families and other professionals in meeting their diverse needs.

You must be a registered professional with a relevant governing body (NMC, Social Care council or health professionals council) and be able to deliver mental health assessments and evidence based interventions for children and young people.

Experience of working in the community with children and young people/adults who are displaying a range of risk type behaviours, complex mental health needs and complex family situations would be an advantage.

The service operates 7 day working and the willingness and ability to work across the service hours is essential.

If you are enthusiastic and are passionate about working with Children and their families please apply.

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

Closing date: 28 November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jan Lackey
01978 725551




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