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Clinical Educator

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
To work as a member of the Therapeutic Courses team providing high quality support to the provision of the Post Graduate Certificate in Children's Wellbeing Practice, Post Graduate diploma in Education Mental Health Practice and PG Cert Supervision courses at The University of Sussex.

In-person interviews for this post are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27th February 2024 at the University of Sussex

Main duties of the job

To deliver practical and theoretical teaching support in core clinical skills and other aspects of service user care, contributing to lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervision as required.

To promote and maintain excellent standards of clinical practice, multi-disciplinary team working, effective communication, specific evidence based psychosocial interventions and recovery-oriented care.

To collaborate with and develop effective working partnerships with other members of the Therapeutic Practices academic team as well as CAHMS and Mental Health support Teams to assist in the delivery of education and training in core clinical skills and Whole school approaches

To facilitate the development and acquisition of skills and knowledge within a multi-disciplinary educational context.

The post holder will promote a proactive approach to education, learning and maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Sussex.

About us

Sussex Partnership is a leading NHS Foundation Trust and a Teaching Trust of Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Sussex Partnership has an exemplary track record of clinical service delivery, research and education in mental health, learning disabilities, and substance misuse and prison healthcare. We provide a growing range of specialist services across the south east of England and beyond, currently delivering a service to 100,000 people a year.

We are an equal opportunities employer and keen to recruit people from a diversity of backgrounds - we are especially keen to receive applications from people with personal experience of mental health challenges.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical teaching, training and supervision

To provide a supportive integrated learning environment for students to develop post graduate level, professional and subject specific skills.

To participate in the delivery of the postgraduate joint programme.

To contribute to lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervision as required.

To produce high quality teaching and learning materials to support student learning

To be responsible for the provision of clinical supervision groups

To collaborate with academic colleagues on course development as required.

Clinical Responsibilities

To work collaboratively across professions and disciplines in Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services and associated teams and services as required.

To develop clinical skills and knowledge through on-going education and lifelong learning, ensuring that practice is up to date, evidence based and within your scope of practice.

To provide support in clinical areas, for staff undertaking clinical skills by working alongside health care professionals, advising on best practice.

To effectively utilise all members of multi-disciplinary teams working in the Trust when engaging with staff.

To routinely work using own initiative and have the ability to seek advice when necessary from the most appropriate staff.

Consultation and Liaison

To work collaboratively in partnership with clinical colleagues to support the learning environment and to foster working and business relationships.

To build contacts and participate in relevant networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.

To contribute to partnership working with clinical colleagues and service users.


To establish excellent working relationships with other professionals within your scope of practice.

To work with academic and community team staff to ensure healthcare workers are competent and supported.

To have the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and organise own workload in clinical and academic areas.

To implement quality improvement and quality assurance by promoting cost effectiveness through utilisation of cost benefit analyses and clinical effectiveness.

To demonstrate leadership of others to promote evidence-based practice.

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification in a Low Intensity Informed Intervention with Children and Young People, e.g. Children's Wellbeing Practitioner, Education Mental Health Practitioner


  • Additional pre- and/or post-qualification training
  • Teaching certificate or other similar qualification



  • Experience working within children's mental health services as a mental health professional.
  • Experience of running groups/activities
  • Experience of delivering CBT informed care
  • Competence in applying input to young people with mild to moderate difficulties and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes


  • Experience of teaching and training others in mental health practice



  • Proven ability to establish, maintain and conclude therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Competence in applying input to young people with mild to moderate difficulties and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes
  • Proven skill in presentation techniques and group facilitation
  • Ability to assist or take a lead in specific service development projects


  • Managerial and leadership skills
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for teaching within an academic setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


University of Sussex

Sussex House, Brighton



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