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EWMH SPoA Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Nursing/Psychology/OT/Social Work
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (various hours available)
Job ref
001-NMR555-0922
Site
St David's Hospital
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum/pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Are you an innovative and experienced mental health practitioner? Are you driven to improve the care and experience of children and young people (CYP) who access mental health services? Are you looking for an opportunity to play a pivotal role in CYP’s mental health journeys? 

 

If so we are an innovative service, implementing an exciting vision for CYP’s emotional wellbeing and mental health (EWMH) in Cardiff & Vale.

 

Our Single Point of Access (SPOA) launched in November 2021 and is an integral part of our service, acting as the front door to EWMH services for CYP in Cardiff & Vale. You will be part of a growing team providing key services such as triaging referrals, making recommendations and signposting to ensure CYP are directed to the most appropriate service. You will also offer telephone consultations to professionals, providing advice on whether a referral to specialist services will meet an individual’s needs and for information on the wider support available. 

 

Our vision is to embed a 'no wrong door' approach. The SPOA has been introduced to streamline processes and enhance access to services. You will bring your experience to help us shape this essential service, ensuring we best meet the needs of CYP. You will have access to regular peer discussion, clinical supervision, team meetings and training to support your development in this role.  

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist evidence based consultation advice to professionals, patients and their families and liaison with third sector services, voluntary organisation and education and service user lead organisations.
  • Mental health screening, triage and assessment.
  • Signposting and onward referral to relevant services as identified at triage.
  • To work with other clinicians, in providing effective, evidence based therapeutic care and delivery of care pathways.
  • Provision of information for service users and carers.
  • Short term therapeutic work with clients with mild to moderate or stable severe and enduring mental health problems;
  • The post holder is required to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to the diverse and demanding nature of this post.
  • To provide a commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People.

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

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree plus a Post Grad Diploma and professional qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Specialist Qualification in CBT, FT or other appropriate therapy

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to CAMHS

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience, including experience of working with clients with mental health problems and working with children and families in particular.
Desirable criteria
  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Currently engaged in an advanced level of practice and able to demonstrate a degree of professional autonomy

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to undertake Risk Assessments and identify appropriate plans in partnerships with the young person, families and other agencies.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Clinically competent. Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, both written & verbal.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills with all disciplines and agencies to optimize patient management.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerPurple SpaceVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity ChampionStonewall Gold 2022Accredited Living Wage Employer

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Ashleigh Trowill
Job title
Service Manager
Email address
Ashleigh.Trowill@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 836730