There are currently lots of exciting developments happening within LPFT's services for Children and Young People (CYP) that have mental health concerns and live in Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire has been successful in a bid to NHS England for 3 new Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in the Spalding area (starting September 2022) and Grantham & Sleaford area (starting January 2023). Within Lincolnshire we have 4 established MHSTs in Lincoln, Gainsborough, Boston and Skegness.
We are looking to recruit a Band 7 team co-ordinator to manage the Spalding, Grantham and Sleaford MHST teams. The Mental Health Support Team manager is responsible for the operational and clinical management of the three MHST within the locality. You will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team working with children, young people, families and education staff; assessing and treating the mental health and well-being of children and young people. The post holder is responsible for ensuring the teams fulfil their core offer of services whilst maintaining clinical input within their role.
Lincolnshire is the fourth largest county in England. The county is predominantly rural but with some built up areas. Approximately 22% of the total population are aged 0-19 years (160,880), of which 75.4% (121,260) are aged 5 to 19 years.
The MHSTs will have close links with our well established services: Healthy Minds Lincolnshire, other MHSTs and CAMHS. Healthy Minds Lincolnshire offers support for CYP up to the age of 19 years old struggling with their emotional wellbeing, which includes brief evidence-based interventions, advice and guidance and training for professionals working with CYP. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) offer a range of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary community mental health services for CYP up to the age of 18 years old with mental health needs that are impacting on their lives. Both services also support CYP up to the age of 25 years old if they are a looked after child or have special education needs.
Feedback for our established MHSTs in Lincolnshire:
What young people say:
“I wish we could do this every day – it’s so fun”
“It was the best cool hours of my life”
“Thank you for all of your hard work and for coming in to see us”
“I thought it would be boring, but it was so fun”
“I loved it!”
What parents/carers say:
“I can't thank you enough for your help and support, it's been invaluable. But also, thank you for being so kind and approachable”
“Whenever she talks to you it's as though she's had a massive weight lifted off her shoulders. I notice the difference because she has been showing us songs and dances she has learned and been really sociable instead of staying in her room all day. It’s a massive help.”
What professionals say:
“thank you so much, they all looked so happy coming out of the workshop, there are young people in there who really struggle to engage in the classroom, and it was so nice to see them all smiling and taking part with everyone - I couldn’t believe it! when can you come again!?”
“Thank you again for coming in, both members of staff said how useful and informative this had been. They appreciated the ideas and the reassurance and have already set up some of the ideas you suggested, so thank you”
Important note for candidates:
We have a range of CYP bases across the county, and candidates will need to have the ability to travel between education settings and bases, some of which are in rural areas. There is also an expectation for some home working and equipment will be provided to support this. The successful applicant will start in September 2022 with the implementation of the new service.
The interviews will take place via Teams.
For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Gina Legg on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07976 433977 or Hayley Slater on email@example.com or 07870916609.
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