MHST Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of innovation in Children's and Young Peoples (CYP) Mental Health, with a chance to make a difference in young lives in the creation of a new Wave 7 team. You will play an important part in a forward-thinking service delivering interventions into schools and other settings in the central areas of Milton Keynes.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering interventions within a new Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in identified schools and colleges and for the supervision of Education Mental Health Practitioners in the team.

The post-holder will be a graduate qualified health care professional (eg Nurse, Social Worker or OT) and will have some level of formal CBT training, or have completed the HEE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing Practice for children and young people; and have previous consolidated post graduate experience of working with young people with emotional and mental health issues. In addition, you will have extensive experience of delivering evidenced-based CBT interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural problems to CYP both individually and in groups.

You will be expected to work in schools closely with school staff to support CYP, their families and staff to foster a whole school approach to mental well-being.

Main duties of the job

The MHST Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor will play a key role in
  • Forming strong working relations with a variety of stakeholders
  • Providing consultations to education colleagues and support education setting to embed a whole school approach to wellbeing
  • Developing and delivering evidence-based time limited interventions to young people within education settings
  • Evidencing the outcomes of the MHST service
  • Providing clinical supervision to trainee Education Mental Health practitioners

Applicants who have not yet completed the PG Certificate in Supervision for Children and Young People's Services (CBT/PT/EMHP/CWP) or equivalent, will be required to successfully undertake the training at the earliest opportunity. Funding is provided for the course at the University of Reading commencing in November 2022.

Continued employment in this post is conditional on the successful completion of the course and a 13-week probationary period. The successful candidate will require to be available to commence training from November 2022 and will be expected to travel from their work base in Milton Keynes to the University of Reading site to attend training on all days as required in the first year of employment. The position will be based in Milton Keynes and candidates must be within amanageable commuting distance to Milton Keynes to be able to sustain continuity of employment during training and following successful completion of the training.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

The MHST Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor will be responsible for delivering interventions within Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in schools and colleges, whilst receiving clinical supervision and be expected to work in schools closely with school staff to support CYP, their families and staff to foster a whole school approach to mental well-being.

The MHST Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor will play a key role in
  • Forming strong working relations with a variety of stakeholders
  • Providing consultations to education colleagues and support education setting to embed a whole school approach to wellbeing
  • Developing and delivering evidence-based individual and group time limited interventions to young people within education settings
  • Evidencing the outcomes of the MHST service
  • Providing clinical supervision to trainee Education and Mental Health practitioners

The Mental Health Practitioner in the Mental Health Support Team will provide day to day clinical and supervisory support for the Education Mental Health Practitioners and Trainees (EMHP).

For more information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree level Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • HEE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing Practice for children and young people
  • Additional qualifications or training in child and adolescent mental health gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in-house training programmes. CBT training (e.g. CYP-IAPT)
  • Registered with a relevant professional body
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Substantial consolidated experience working in child and adolescent mental health
  • Extensive experience of delivering evidenced-based CBT interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural problems to CYP both individually and in groups
Technical Job Related Skills Essential
  • Good communication, assessment, planning and recording skills.
Personal Job Related Skills Essential
  • Ability to relate to young people and families.
  • Ability to relate to professional staff from different agencies often at senior levels.
Other Requirements Essential
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area


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