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MHST Clinician & Supervisor x 2

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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You will join Camden Mental Health Support Team (MHST), which is an early intervention service that provides support to children, families and schools through advice and sign posting, delivering brief evidence-based interventions as well as helping to develop and implement whole school approaches to mental health. The MHST is part of the Camden CAMHS which delivers high quality care to the local population of 0-18 years olds.

You will be the link Practitioner to a selection of primary and secondary schools. You will have a role in building relationships with the school community, working with the Designated Mental Health Lead with their Whole School Approach as well as attending School Planning meetings to provide advice and sign posting.

You will carry a case load and provide interventions in line with your professional Child Well-Being Practitioner or Education Mental Health Practitioner training at an individual, targeted and universal level across Camden Primary and Secondary schools with parents/carers, children and young people.

You will have weekly clinical supervision with an MHST Supervisor along with fortnightly group supervision. The supervision will include: clinical caseload management and supervision of individual therapeutic work, groups and whole class interventions. For example, Guided Self-Help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Parenting support for challenging behaviour and a therapeutic play model called Nurture.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about and role and vacancy requirements.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details about and role and vacancy requirements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Education to graduate level or equivalent.
  • Child Wellbeing Practitioner or Educational Mental Health Practitioner
  • Evidence of on-going professional development in the field of children and young person wellbeing
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of communicating effectively with a wide range of client groups
  • Awareness of Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult requirements.
  • Can demonstrate some knowledge of the principles that will govern decisions about risk/safety issues.
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Capacity to develop skills for risk assessment and care planning.
  • Can demonstrate in practice the necessary skills to undertake a range of therapeutic interventions in clinical situations eg psychosocial and psychological interventions, including group work.
  • Skills forming trusting professional relationships with children young people and their families.
  • Theoretical knowledge of the reasons why a patient's presentation may be perceived as 'difficult' e.g. understanding the organizational, environmental and cultural context, as well as clinical issues such and physical and/or mental health problems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key components of clinical governance.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to work in a flexible way adapt hours and roles if appropriate to meet the needs of the service.
  • Ability to adapt and support changes in the work place.

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