Clinical Lead - MHST

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a band 7 Clinical Lead to join our expanding Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Wellbeing in Mind Team.

The Wellbeing in Mind service are MHSTs who work directly into education. This is in line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people within education settings.

The band 7 Clinical Lead provides operational and clinical leadership to the Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale team.

Main duties of the job

Our Wellbeing in Mind team has 3 core functions:
  • Support the development of a whole-school or college approach to wellbeing. This can include, but is not limited to, supporting sites to develop and implement mental health and wellbeing policies, development of resources, supporting campaigns and delivering training, assemblies and PHSE curriculum.
  • Provide timely advice and consultation to education staff. This is designed to support teaching staff to build their skills and confidence in supporting the wellbeing needs of their students/pupils. This is offered in both a formal and informal way.
  • Undertake direct assessments and intervention for young people within education. We offer a low intensity service model, predominantly using cognitive-behavioural therapy.

  • Each function accounts for a third of the team's workload.

    The successful candidate must demonstrate appropriate clinical skills. Completion of formal training within a governed psychological therapy modality is desirable, but experience of applying psychological approaches within clinical interventions is essential.

    The Clinical Lead must demonstrate the ability to manage their time, prioritising and managing competing demands. Relationships and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners and stakeholders is vital to this role.

    About us

    The post holder will form part of a locality wide leadership team along with the other WiMT Clinical Leads. With support from existing Clinical Leads in our other WiMTs the post holder will take a lead role in developing new processes and pathways. They will provide management supervision to their team and support the senior leadership team in reporting the work of the team and it's outcomes to a range of stakeholders.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will join a team with a strong culture of learning, innovation and support. We welcome people to contact us for more information.

    Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

    Person Specification



    • Professional qualification and registration in one of OT, Social Work or Nursing
    • Degree level qualification or diploma
    • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
    • Leadership or management qualification or equivalent
    • Post qualification work in core profession


    • Accredited training in a psychological therapy
    • Masters level qualification



    • Experience of working collaboratively in a MDT
    • Experience of working with young adults
    • Experience of leadership/management


    • Experience of working in educational settings
    • Experience of service development / improvement activities



    • Must demonstrate knowledge of safety factors in the management of self-harming behaviours and safeguarding issues and have the skills to be able to apply knowledge appropriately with complex cases.
    • Ability to establish effective relationships with clients, relatives and carers.
    • Ability to provide supervision to less experienced colleagues.
    • Must be experienced in and able to demonstrate proficiency in case management responsibility including making properly informed independent decisions and communication these in line with Trust policy.


    • Able to demonstrate knowledge of audit and evaluation methodology and contribute in the audit process.

    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.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


    Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Schools


    YO11 3AZ

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