MHST Clinician and Supervisor

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
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 provide clinical supervision to School Practitioners (band 4-6) through individual and group supervision. The supervision will include clinical supervision and live supervision of assessments and direct work, clinical caseload management and supervision of individual therapy, group work and whole class interventions. For example, Guided Self-Help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Parenting support for challenging behaviour and therapeutic play approaches.

Main duties of the job

Your role will include consultation, assessment, intervention, supervision as well as service development, evaluation and training.

You will be the senior MHST link to a patch of primary and secondary schools. Each school also has a linked MHST School Practitioner. You will take a lead role in developing relationships with the school community, supporting the Designated Mental Health Lead with their Whole School Approach as well as providing consultation, advice and sign posting.

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

There will also be the opportunity to carry a small case load and provide specialist interventions within your professional modality as well as further develop your clinical and educational practice through providing a range of therapeutic services to Camden Schools at an individual, targeted and universal level.

Please refer to the attached Job description and Person specification.

Person Specification Qualification/Training/Education Essential
  • Appropriate qualification as either a Clinical/Counselling/Educational Psychologist (Doctoral level training and relevant UK Professional Registration (HCPC/BPS)
  • Or as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist (MA/MSc qualification with full registration as a Systemic Psychotherapist with UKCP)
  • Or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with relevant UK Professional registration (e.g. BABCP)
  • Or Appropriate qualification to be an existing CAMHS clinician at band 7 for example, clinical nurse specialist or mental health social worker. This must equate to a Master's degree in the relevant clinical area
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant field of mental health or social welfare and demonstrate significant practice.
  • CYP IAPT Trainings, e.g. CBT, Systemic Family Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy [IPT], Under 5's, Parent Training
  • Other post-graduate qualifications in: CBT, Systemic Foundation and Diploma, Mindfulness
  • Additional training and qualification in providing supervision
  • Additional Training in Group intervention such as Incredible Years, Solihull Approach, etc.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of undertaking delegated leadership tasks and supervising junior staff/trainees effectively.
  • Experience of working with and within schools (primary and secondary)
  • Experience of working with evidence based approaches to loAn enthusiasm for using Routine Outcome Measures. Ability to develop, manage and lead on outcomes data and data reporting for the service.w mood, anxiety and behavior problems.
  • Experience of providing brief interventions.
  • Experience of working with children, young people and parents presenting with a range of mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour.
  • Formulation and treatment of children and young people with mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and multiagency working and co-working assessments and treatment.
  • Experience of providing a culturally sensitive service.
  • Working autonomously with families providing an assessment and treatment service.
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary team meetings and coworking assessments and treatment within community and / or clinic-based settings.
  • Experience in managing child protection concerns
  • Good level knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological interventions.
  • Skills in the assessment of mental health factors for young children and their parents.
  • Experience of providing supervision/coaching role
  • Experience of providing training
  • Significant post qualification experience.
  • Experience of working with other a range of different agencies across health, education, social care and/or charities.
  • Experience of working with Health Visitors, Family Support
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent mental health difficulties, their assessment, and current evidence based intervention strategies.
  • Skills in the assessment of mental health for children young people and their parents
  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to convey highly complex and clinically sensitive information to family members of all ages, students and to a wide range of professional people within and outside the NHS.
  • An awareness of current issues in service delivery within community CAMHS and other settings and an ability to contribute to service development
  • Ability to work autonomously, managing and planning own workload.
  • High level skills in working with professional networks and the ability to advocate for and advance the mental health needs of parents and their children.
  • Ability to form excellent working relationships with colleagues and work flexibly with others in multidisciplinary and multi-agency settings
  • Skills in providing consultation and support regarding mental health needs to other professionals
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice.
  • Ability to manage/supervise clinical staff (Band 4, 5 and/ or 6).
  • An awareness of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice
  • clinical practice. Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to safeguarding children (child protection policies and procedures), integrated working and ISA (information sharing and assessment) procedures

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