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Team Leader - Mental Health Support Team

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

As part of Hertfordshire CAMHS transformation, our priority is simple: to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.

Driven by this goal and in line with NHS long term plan, we have exciting new opportunities for Team Leaders to work at the forefront of innovation in Children's and Young Peoples Mental Health and to play an instrumental role in a forward-thinking service delivering interventions into schools and education settings.

This is an exciting opportunity fora strong leader to further develop their skills in an area that is challenging but extremely rewarding. If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for then we would welcome an application from you.

This position is based within education settings with one school being a 'base' school for the team. The base school will be within the area of the chosen team upon appointment into the post. This position is available in Dacorum area.

HPFT are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction.

This role is a chance to make a difference in young lives, and as such duties will be a combination of operational management as well as clinical.

Main duties of the job

As a Team Leader you will be expected to contribute to the expansion of the existing Wave 7 teams with the addition of Wave 11, supporting delivery of evidence-based interventions, contributing to new ideas and ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day to day management of their team, developing strong relationships with education settings and building links with local services to strengthen the support that's provided to young people and their families.

This approach requires flexibility, dynamism and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings whilst also motivating, inspiring and supporting your team to do the same.

We are looking to appoint an experienced manager with clinical experience who has theability to provide strong leadership, to contribute tothe development and implementation of a high quality service to meet the needs of children and young people in education settings.

Furthermore the post holder will be responsible for establishing and maintaining team systems and processes for the effective operation of the team, including outcome measurements, audit and annual service policy review. The postholder will act in support with fellow Team Leaders in providing Leadership and advice across the MHST Service

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:In conjunction with other members of the management team, to lead in the development and implementation of the Mental Health Support Teams providing a high quality service to meet the needs of children and young people in an educational setting and their parents/carers. To ensure the continued efficient and effective management of the team, providing leadership and supervision to a multi-disciplinary staff group.The postholder will act in support of the CAMHS Community Manager, deputising and carrying out delegated roles, duties and responsibilities as required, as part of the Management structure. The postholder will be responsible for the overall management of a locality MHST and for supporting the implementation and mobilisation of the National Trailblazer for the HPFT CAMHS Service.

In addition to providing specialist skills and experience to delivering interventions in an educational setting you will provide formal and informal education and training to other members of the team, other disciplines and teams as well as line management and clinical supervision.

The MHSTs will deliver evidence based interventions supporting emotional wellbeing, primarily in an educational setting. Under your supervision and support staff will be delivering full assessments of care needs, risk assessment and evidence based interventions.

The service will be available Monday to Friday 9-5pm, though there may be times when workshops or community work are required in evenings or at weekends and it is essential that the postholder is flexible. The post holder will maintain managerial responsibility for the team caseload, overseeing referrals and the allocation of clients. S/he will also maintain a clinical role and/or a caseload dependent upon locality need.

Furthermore the post holder will be responsible for establishing and maintaining team systems and processes for the effective operation of the team, including outcome measurements, audit and annual service policy review.

The postholder will act in support with fellow Team Leaders in providing clinical Leadership and advice across the MHST Service.

All staff should comply with the Trusts Open Culture within a Responsibility Framework.

Person Specification



  • A registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, social work, counselling, nursing, psychotherapy) from a UK university or OR skills-based training in counselling or delivering mental health interventions in young people to support emotional health and wellbeing up to degree or equivalent level
  • Additional specialist courses relevant to providing mental health support to support emotional health and wellbeing of the child and young people and in relation to providing evidence based interventions.


  • Cert or Dip in Management
  • MSC or equivalent
  • Mentoring and Assessing Students Qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working with CYP with emerging mental health needs
  • Experience in the management and leadership of a clinical team
  • Experience of multi-professional working/case management
  • Experience of contributing to operational policy
  • Understanding of educational settings
  • Knowledge of social and educational contributions to MH
  • Experience of community focussed care
  • Experience of completing assessments


  • Experience of working within an education setting



  • Ability to lead a multi-professional team and provide ongoing operational clinical and professional supervision
  • Budget and resource management
  • Understanding of legislation and policy
  • Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory & non-stat agencies


  • Service Development/ Leading Change

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work collaboratively with external agencies
  • Holistic approach to service delivery
  • Excellent communication- verbal and written
  • Tenacious and self-motivated
  • Balanced and objective

Physical Requirements


  • Car Driver


  • Car Owner

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School

Hemel Hempstead


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