We are seeking an MHST Lead Clinician to work within our expanding, multi-disciplinary early intervention Mental Health Support Team (MHST).
The MHST's are working in collaboration with SEN schools to increase and improve emotional and mental health provision within education.
We are seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Lead clinician who is committed to the successful delivery of the project. The post is permanent and full time (Flexible or part time working will be considered), based in St Albans with regular planned travel across Hertfordshire and West Essex.
The post offers the opportunity to complete a post graduate qualification insupervision from Reading university.
Closing date for applications will be midnight on 29th October with Interviews running from the 10th November
This role requires you to drive across Hertfordshire and West Essex. You must hold a full valid driving license, and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
For further details please contact Sarah Garvey firstname.lastname@example.org 01727 732031Main 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.
The post is permanent and will be full time (Flexible or part time working will be considered), based in Sandridge Gate, St Albans with regular planned travel across Hertfordshire and West Essex. We wouldwelcome applications from internal candidates working in the post as a secondment opportunity.
This role requires you to drive across Hertfordshire and West Essex. You must hold a full valid driving license, and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).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.
We can offer you:? Regular appraisal, personal development planning and opportunities for continuing professional development.? Opportunities to work closely with a multi-disciplinary team and learn from other evidence based frameworks and approaches.? Involvement in service development including undertaking clinical audits, project work and service forums.? Flexible working? 27 days annual leave, 29 if you have worked for the NHS for 5 years and 33 if you have worked for the NHS for 10 years, in addition to 8 days bank holidays.? Entitlement to the NHS pension scheme.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The MHST is hosted by PALMS (Positive behaviour, Autism, Learning disability, Mental health Service). PALMS offers individually tailored support for children and young people (CYP), aged 0-19 who have a global learning disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder, helping families to manage challenging behaviour and/or to support mental health needs.
The ideal candidate will be: Able to oversee all clinical interventions and resources within the service Provide clinical supervision to Band 5,6 and 7 staff Provide learning and development opportunities for the whole team Assess and manage risk and safeguarding. Able to establish and maintain effective inter-agency and inter-team communication. Able to plan and to lead workshops and therapeutic groups Able to maintain a high degree of professionalism when working in settings wherethere is a highly emotive atmosphere.Person SpecificationTraining and QualificationsEssential
- Doctoral level training focusing on clinical interventions
- Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
Employer detailsEmployer name
- 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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