Social Work Therapeutic Practitioner - S-CAMHS
Hywel Dda University Health Board
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The post holder will be a registered Social Work Practitioner working as a part of the multidisciplinary Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (S-CAMHS) within Hywel Dda community based teams, undertaking specialist mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions to a wide range of clinical presentations.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will offer and provide a liaison and consultation service to social workers and other key agencies working with children and young people who are Looked After, Fostered or Adopted who have been referred into S-CAMHS. The post holder will directly contribute to the positive working environment within the multi-disciplinary team.
The post holder will be effective in robust communication and attendance at local authority multiagency meetings. The post holder will require a degree of professional autonomy and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal and audit.
Provision of specialist consultations to social workers and other professionals within key agencies in understanding the mental health needs of Children/ Young people within the context of their lived experience and family context when they may under a Looked After/ Foster/ Adoption status.
Provide supervision and consultation for other practitioners across mental health services and key agencies as required.
Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;o 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;o Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales
You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.
The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Interviews will be held on 19-12-2023.
Qualifications and Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
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