MHST Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

This is a fixed 12 month term contract to cover maternity leave within the team .

To improve the lives of children and young people with mental health and emotional needs by minimising the impact of their difficulties through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our new Mental Health Support Teams within Durham to provide a whole time clinicians role within the team

County Durham has a vibrant and passionate multi-agency approach to children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.Starting from the point of maintaining wellbeing and preventing mental ill health is critical to all our work, followed by aspiring to be able to offer effective support at the earliest opportunity if a young person requires it.

We are delighted to have been successful at securing funding to roll out three mental health support teams to work with up to 90 education establishments for 5-18 year old's across the County. The MHSTs will be multi-disciplinary and their work will be driven forward with the voice of young people, parents and education settings at the heart. We aspire to reduce inequalities and will offer dedicated support to some of our known more vulnerable young people such as those at risk of exclusion. For more details please request a copy of the funding bid.

The post holder will work within the MHST and be a vital part of the development of this new service for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The post holder will be supported to attend continuing professional development sessions and will receive clinical supervision from a member of the Psychology department within CAMHS.

About us

Durham & Darlington Locality

TEWV CAMHS services in County Durham have had both national and local recognition for their quality improvement work. This includes Nursing Times awards for Patient's Safety, Positive Practice Awards for Innovative Service Development along with gaining four making a difference awards. Key to our service transformation is engagement with young people; we have participation groups established and we are accredited with Investors in Children. We also work closely with parents and carers, co-facilitating a local parent group with a local community interest group; we are also accredited with County Durham Young Carers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • CAMHS degree
  • Leadership or management qualification.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc.
  • Recognised training in Facilitation of Parenting Groups



  • Experience working in a multidiscplinary team
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • working with young people and families


  • Leadership experience
  • mentoring students



  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Understanding of safeguarding and its application in practice


  • The trusts QIS System

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