Primary Mental Health Practitioner

Powys Teaching Health Board

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Job summary

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 sharedunderstanding 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

About us

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.

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

070-NMR072-0522-A

Job locations

Park Street Clinic, Newton

Newtown

SY16 1EG


Job description

Job 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.

Job description

Job 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

  • 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

  • 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
Person Specification

Relevant registration

Essential

  • 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

  • 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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Park Street Clinic, Newton

Newtown

SY16 1EG


Employer's website

https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Park Street Clinic, Newton

Newtown

SY16 1EG


Employer's website

https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Primary Mental Health Team Lead

Christina Cooper

christina.cooper@wales.nhs.uk

01874615662

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

070-NMR072-0522-A

Job locations

Park Street Clinic, Newton

Newtown

SY16 1EG


Supporting documents

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