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Lead Clinician

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
St Albans
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. Our Trust is one of a new generation of community health service Trusts in the NHS. We are responsible for delivering a wide range of community health services across Hertfordshire. Our services are well established and we have built up a proud reputation for quality and excellence thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Our vision is to become a leading light in the provision of innovative programmes of care which maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Hertfordshire and other areas served by the Trust.

Main duties of the job

To have full clinical oversight of all clinical practice within the MHST.

To lead, support and supervise staff team.

To provide training and learning opportunities for the team.

To liaise and network with wider commissioners, NHSE, and other professionals.

To have a vast knowledge of clinical interventions and how to adapt for the SEN population.

To be adaptable in your working style to meet the needs of the schools we work with.

To fully participate in the development of the service.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide complete clinical oversight of the MHST service.
  • To ensure clinical oversight of all resources, documentation, and processes.
  • To provide leadership within the MHST and provide clinical line management and supervision as professionally appropriate in the team.
  • To ensure the MHST are meeting current need and working towards a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing.
  • To provide CPD training to continually develop the teams learning to fulfil their role.
  • To provide a qualified highly specialist community service to children and young people with learning disabilities and/or an autistic spectrum disorder who present with challenging behaviour, toileting, feeding and/or sleeping concerns and/or mental health difficulties, and to their families across all sectors of care.
  • To exercise responsibility for the systematic governance for their practice within the service.
  • To actively contribute to the establishment and development of MHST and PALMS.
  • To establish effective working relationships with care providers on the clients pathway including Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Child Development Centers, Social Care and Education.
  • To engage self in the clinical network & care pathway for the client group and actively contribute to the further development of such networks/pathway.
  • In conjunction with the MHST Team Leader, the PALMS Service Lead, the MHST Camhs Commissioning Manager and other members of the management team, to maintain and develop the MHST for Special Schools across Hertfordshire and West Essex.
  • To provide a high-quality service to meet the needs of children and young people (CYP) in educational settings and their parents/carers.
  • In addition to providing specialist skills and experience in delivering interventions in an educational setting the post holder will provide formal and informal education and training to other members of the team, other disciplines, and teams.
  • The post holder will also provide clinical supervision to the EMHPs and other MHST colleagues as appropriate providing clinical Leadership and advice across the MHST.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Doctoral level training focusing on clinical interventions
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of CYP groups, across the whole course of presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the treat of physical abuse
  • Significant experience of working with people with a learning disability and with people with an Autistic Spectrum disorder in a range of settings and/or significant experience of working with children and young people.

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