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MHST Supervisor and Senior Clinician

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary (pro rata if part time and exclusive of HCAS payments) (subject to a minimum of �4,000 and maximum of �10,000) and is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) will support a population of more than 470,000 children and young people nationally. The MHSTs are based in schools and colleges,supporting children and young people.

Please see our Website for more information on the service.

Kent and Medway Mental Health Support Teams | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

The teams build on the support already in place from school counsellors, nurses, educational psychologists and the voluntary sector to treat those with mild to moderate mental health issues in school and will help children and young people with more severe needs to access the right support and provide a link to the NHS - in Kent this is CYPMHS and Medway this is YPMHS.

Main duties of the job

This senior Clinician and supervisor would work closely with the MHST clinical Lead and the MHST operational Manager and other clinical colleagues / partner agencies. The Post holder will also be required to undertake the EMHP supervisor training (provided by Kings Collage London or Sussex University) working alongside other clinicians and supervisors from other MHST sites .

The role is predominantly a supervisory role, however the post holder will deliver clinical interventions both targeted and under the Whole School Approach in order to maintain professional registrations and continue to develop. The post holder will need to remain current in evidence based interventions and have a good working knowledge of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy .

Supervisors are also key to service development in progressing and adapting interventions to ensure we are an inclusive service and contributing to research and development of the MHST's nationally.

Part of the requirement of the post is that the post holder will enrol on the Kings Collage London EMHP supervisor course or the Sussex University EMHP Supervisor course which will be supported and funded as part of the role.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Who are we seeking?

Clinical Leadership and supervision

We are seeking to recruit Supervisors (band 7) to specifically support the supervision of the Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) within the MHSTs.

These post holders must have a good understanding of CBT and have clinically practiced using this model. We want our post holder to be able to lead by example in clinical practice and be able to support junior staff to develop their skills and knowledge of the evidence bases for our low intensity interventions.

We are looking for Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, CBT Therapists, Family Therapist (BABCP / HCPC/UKCP).This job is suitable for newly qualified practitioner psychologists and provisionally BABCP accredited CBT therapists (support will be provided accordingly).

We are keen to have a diverse team from different backgrounds (Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, CBT therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse) with a common interest in children's mental health and wellbeing.


Successful applicants may be required to attend future EMHP supervisor training courses dependent on current supervisor skills, qualifications and experience we secure and ensure these spaces are funded so our workforce can deliver high quality evidence based interventions.

You will be entitled to annual leave and bank holiday entitlement based on years of NHS services. Due to service needs annual leave will predominately need to be taking within school holiday periods. A maximum of a week can be considered within term time following line management discussion and agreement.

Person Specification



  • Relevant graduate qualification with recognised professional body



  • 2 years post Grad experience of working in CYP mental health settings and or equitable relevant experience
  • Experience in NHS or equivalent service.


  • Experience of supervising others
  • CAMHS or other relevant mental health experience



  • Registration / Provisional registration with recognised body



  • Experience in NHS or equivalent service.


  • Experience in NHS or equivalent service.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Maidstone Studios

New Cut Road


ME14 5NZ

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