The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. In Tower Hamlets the Trust provides high standard mental health services for children and young people based on strong partnerships with the Borough's education and social care services, community health services and voluntary/third sector agencies.
Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. There is a high prevalence of mental health difficulties amongst young people and a high proportion of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). In December 2018 Tower Hamlets was named a trailblazer site to pilot the Green Paper Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision initiatives to improve mental health support in school settings. The Green Paper ambitions fit with Tower Hamlets existing strategic direction for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, to build capacity for early intervention and prevention across local partnerships.
Main duties of the job
Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. There is a high prevalence of mental health difficulties among young people and a high proportion of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). In December 2018 Tower Hamlets was named a trailblazer site to pilot the Green Paper Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision initiatives to improve mental health support in school settings. The Green Paper ambitions fit with Tower Hamlets existing strategic direction for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, to build capacity for early intervention and prevention across local partnerships.
The Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service is expanding and seeking to recruit 2 experienced, CBT qualified clinicians. The post holders will work within the Schools Mental Health Support Team, (situated within CAMHS) supervising and delivering high quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions including leading on whole school approach work for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties within primary and secondary school settings.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations
Job description Job responsibilities Main Duties and Responsibilities Through supervision, provide a supportive, developmental space for practitioners to learn, train and develop their abilities in the use of agreed manualised CBT based interventions for anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties. This may involve the use of video tape recording within supervision To oversee the formulation, treatment and management plans for parents, children and young people being treated by the practitioners using a range of specialist psychological interventions appropriate to the service; individual and group To maintain a small caseload providing brief interventions to compliment and consolidate practitioner interventions To act as a service senior link to designated schools, overseeing the work of the allocated practitioner and providing case consultation and signposting To provide/support school based staff training and development To support the service leads in relation to team functioning and development
Local knowledge of Tower Hamlets and its diverse range of cultures and ethnic groups is desirableCBT Therapist or Clinical/Counselling Psychologist.
Salary: NHS Band 7: £45,780 to £51,393 inclusive of Inner London high cost area supplement A.37.5 hours per week inclusive of training days. Permanent contract. B.37.5 hours per week inclusive of training days. I year fixed term contract.
For additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Closing date for application is 24th July 2022
These posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Checks
Person Specification Education Essential
- Qualification in appropriate mental health profession such as Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Family Therapy, Nursing and registration with relevant UK governing body.
- Specific CBT training and qualification (CBT Diploma or equivalent within existing professional training).
- Training/qualification in supervisory skills.
- Previous experience of working in CAMHS
- Previous experience working with schools in mental health capacity.
- Experience delivering CBT based approaches to children and young people
- Experience of working with a wide range of mental health problems commonly seen in CAMHS
- Experience of working with evidence based approaches to low mood, anxiety and behavior problems.
- Delivery of parenting programmes - Webster-Stratton, Triple P, NVR etc.
- Supervision of clinicians delivering CBT based approaches and parenting programme
- Evidence of well developed clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS
- Skilled in emergency and crisis assessments
- An enthusiasm for using Routine Outcome Measures.
- Teaching skills, both in clinical setting and education centres
- Keyboard/computer skills
- A high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
- Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS
- In depth knowledge of CAMHS issues including assessment and interventions
- Knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and associated legislation
- An awareness of different research methods
- A working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines
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