Specialist Education Mental Health Team Leader to work in the Mental Health Support Team (Reflexions) Band 7 37.5hrs working in Walsall aswell as other areas in the Black Country at times Hybrid working - home and community/workplace on a needs basis
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health practitioner who holds a qualification in CYP IAPT CBT (preferable but not essential) to be part of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Support Teams across the Black Country but mainly working in Walsall.
Previous applicants need not to applyMain duties of the job
This team provides the opportunity to further develop work within the field of young people's mental health and wellbeing with a focus on development of whole school approaches to mental health and wellbeing and the development of the think family approaches within the schools environment.
The mental health support teams provide CBT, guided self-help, parenting and whole school approaches but also offers support to young people through partnership working with external agencies.
The post holder will be knowledgable and experienced in mental health problems and psychiatric disorders and will be expected to carry out in-depth mental health assessments including risk assessments where required. The postholder will also need to be the link worker between the team and the CAMHS services to ensure that children and young people receive the most appropriate care and interventions and well as being experienced in multi-agency working. Support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person will also need to be provided.About us
The post holder will work in partnership with the Locality Clinical Leads and will further develop the partnership working that is currently taking place between Education, Local Authority, CCG and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) with the main duties being around staff management, supporting staff wellbeing and caseload management and therefore experience of managing staff is essential.
Applicants should be experienced in CAMHS at a senior level with the required leadership and clinical skills to support the Mental Health Support Team. Experience of recent working with schools and delivering mental health promotional collaborative work in such an arena is vital in order to be able to fulfill the role.
Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies such as Public Health, Local Authorities and external agencies amongst others as and when required.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
This post is subject to an enhanced childrens and adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
For further details please contact:
Zoe Gilbert, Service Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07795014296. Closing Date for applications is 22nd September 2023 at 5pm.Person SpecificationCriteriaEssential
- Professional qualification in a mental health related subject, e.g. Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy.
- Post graduate qualification in a mental health/ Children's related area or equivalent level of experience
- Evidence of continuous professional development in a Mental Health related field
- Experience of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems.
- Demonstrates experience of supervising staff and completing PDRs.
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- Leadership training or equivalent level of experience
- Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
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