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Dual Diagnosis Substance Misuse Practitioner Lead

Job Description

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Dual Diagnosis Substance Misuse Practitioner to join the Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Psychological Therapies Service in Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The post holder will be able to identify the needs of children and young adults with co–occurring substance misuse and mental health disorders and work in collaboration with Substance Misuse services and key agencies in developing appropriate treatment interventions.

In addition the post holder will take a senior clinical lead with responsibility for standards of care delivery and overall care co-ordination of all cases within the Team from referral to discharge within S-CAMHS including transition.

The successful candidate will co-ordinate the Dual Diagnosis Prescribing Clinic in collaboration with the Consultant Psychiatrist ensuring a high level of clinical Governance and clinical intervention is based on evidence based practice in line with local and National Guidelines. The Post holder will also participate in appropriate level of Management On call for the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Directorate

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate they are trained to provide evidence based psychological interventions, provide training and supervision to staff within the Service on mental health and substance misuse with young people.

The post holder will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, be able to work across agencies and services and demonstrate a high level understanding of local and regional developments in order to contribute to the transformational change agenda in Wales.

The post holder will have significant experience of working in Mental Health Services and experience of mental health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions.

An essential quality will be experience and knowledge of health, social services, education and the voluntary sector, together with the relevant legislation regarding children and young people’s emotional and mental health

The successful post holder will join an innovative service with a proven track record for innovative service development and visionary management and will receive both clinical and managerial supervision and access regular training and development.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sue Butler
 ( Phone number removed ) 

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘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’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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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.

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