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Mental Health Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed term 12 months
Hours
Part time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
070-NMR049-0417
Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Brecon
Town
Brecon
Salary
£26,566 to £35,578 pro rata per annum
Closing
Today at 23:59
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Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work.  It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.  If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

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

If you are an ambitious professional in search of the work-life balance that others can only dream about, as well as excellent professional skills, we invite you to apply for this very rewarding job role.

An opportunity has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Professional to join South Powys LPMHSS Team. Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, RNMH’s and Psychologists are all eligible to fill this role.

You will be responsible for delivering the five functions of Part One of the Mental Health Wales (2010) Measure; providing consultation (advice and information) to Primary Care professionals, service users and carers; delivering high quality, brief evidence based psychological interventions for individuals with mild to moderate mental health difficulties and supporting onward referral. This service is delivered in GP practices within South Powys.

The LPMHSS is a psychologically minded service with a strong commitment to clinical governance agenda and with regular access to training and continued professional development.

The LPMHSS is an age inclusive service working with people across the life span.

The post-holder will manage their own caseload and have a willingness to work in a variety of locations and be accountable for first follow up appointments, and on-going short term psychological therapies, incorporating planning, delivering and evaluation of clients, utilising the LPMHSS systems and procedures to record outcomes and data collection.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing date: 1st May 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Margaret Meredith - Tel No. 01874 712 525 or Mobile No. 07794 001 335