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COVID-19 Vacancy Primary Care Mental Health Specialist Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week (x5 Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
27/10/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


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


The Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Service is looking for five more staff to continue the roll out of this unique and ground breaking service to the citizens of Cardiff and Vale. Do you want to be part of a new development working across mental health and primary care services? If so, we want to hear from you.

As part of a Primary Care Sustainability Project, and the successful pilot of a new and innovative service in the East of Cardiff, we are now in a position, to roll out new opportunities to work in the Mental Health Clinical Board based in a primary care setting, in Cardiff and/or the Vale of Glamorgan.

Your role will consist of the provision practice-based Mental Health Professionals to support the work of General Practitioners, providing expert advice to both patient and primary care practitioner alike, assessment, referral on to appropriate services, signposting, follow-up reviews, and Mental Health First Aid. You will be instrumental in supporting patients much earlier in their pathway to improve patient experience and access to specialist support closer to patients home.  

In addition, the UHB has introduced enhanced 3rd Sector support to provide Tier Zero and Guided Self Help (CCI) interventions within each locality, as a direct support to the new service.

The successful candidates must be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Community Mental Health Practice. A good up to date knowledge of the delivery of psychological therapies and support is advantageous. We welcome applications from Registered Mental Health Practitioners from Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work.

You will work as part of Cluster Team, (providing services to a number of GP Practices) and the Universities across Cardiff, supervised by a Senior Band 7 Senior Liaison Worker. The service is headed up by a Service Lead who links the Mental Health and PCIC UHB boards to the Primary Care clusters in a co-produced service. 

This new service forms part of the Psychology & Psychological Therapies Directorate, which is currently based at Cardiff Royal Infirmary. The successful candidates will be based in a practice(s) and appointments/bases will be guided by a project implementation plan. You can expect to receive excellent access to clinical supervision, peer support and further study to enhance career development. 

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

Closing date: 15th October,2021

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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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Kay Challoner

Mental Health Liaison Practitioner Cluster Lead