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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Band 5
Fixed term: 8 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Employer type
Keir Hardie Health Park
Merthyr Tydfil
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
18/08/2022 23:59

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CAMHS Developmental Nurse

Band 5

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000.  We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons.

Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg is a Living Wage Employer.

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

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen to begin the journey of a rewarding career within   CAMHS.

A vacancy has arisen for a fixed term Band 5 RMN to gain knowledge, skills and experience of working with children, and young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties and support their families   within  community service in the Cwm Taf Locality.

The CAMHS Service has a number of bases across the CTM Locality, the newly refurbished Carnegie Clinic in the Rhondda,  Child and Family Centre Tonteg , Keir Hardie Health Park in Merthyr and Bridgend clinics. The post holder's clinical work will be as part of a  robust and supportive multi-disciplinary community team working across the locality.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Mental Health Nurse to develop their therapeutic skills. You will manage a caseload of young people with mental health difficulties and you will provide therapeutic packages of intervention to support them and their families in alignment of the All wales Mental Health Measure 2010.

This post will form  part of a small multidisciplinary team based in Keir Hardie Health Park in Merthyr Tydfil.  The team consists of Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychology,  Family Therapy,  CAMHS specialist nurses and dedicated Administration support for the team.  

This post is fixed term for 8 months to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the mental health assessments/ interventions of children and young people referred to our service; the ability to make balanced decisions and use positive approaches, whilst managing potentially high pressure situations is an essential part of this role. The post involves interagency liaison with all local authority, and third sector services. Child and Family Social Services, education and other agencies, as needed. 

This post will be based in Keir Hardie Health Park, Merthyr Tydfil.

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

Working for our organisation

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family.  Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.


We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team


We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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


Essential criteria
  • RN (Mental Health) current NMC registration.
Desirable criteria
  • Training apropriate to post e.g Post Registration Qualification in child and Adolescent Mental Health. Child protection, child development, working with families.


Essential criteria
  • Working within a team, experience in assessment and clinical interventions.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people with mental health problems. Experience of facilitating group work. community work or 1-1 work with patients.


Essential criteria
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with children, young people and adults. Ability to work effectively under pressure. Ability to work well as part of a team and carry out specific tasks as allocated. Ability to work in a challenging and changeable environment.
Desirable criteria
  • Well developed reasoning ability. ability to think creatively and to adopt a positive approach to problem solving.

Circumstances eg Mobility/Availability special attendance requirements.

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel around the designated area of the service and escort clients in the community as required. Car owner/driver in possession of full current driving licence.


Essential criteria
  • Good understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues. Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to local systems, processes and procedures. Knowledge of and adherence to organizational procedures.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Resourceful, creative, motivated, ability to reflect on practice. Enthusiastic about working with young people and their families. Ability to discuss difficulties in an open and honest way.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Corporate Health Standard - PlatinumMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverGold Award for Corporate Health StrategyHyderus o ran anabledd crflogwrPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships

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

Jenni Richards
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
01443 443008