The Mental Health in Schools Support Teams
project is the new initiative funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with aims of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. MHST's have been set up to offer low intensity cognitive behaviour (CBT) interventions to children, young people and their families with low-moderate mental health difficulties. The interventions are (mostly) delivered in a range of education settings for children aged 5 - 18 years old.
Main duties of the job This role will have three key functions: You will offer high intensity CBT evidence based interventions to children, young people and their families in their educational setting. You will offer a CYPIAPT model of supervision to two Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisors, who in turn supervise the EMPH's both in training and post qualification. You will have senior responsibility in the operational clinical delivery of CBT across two MHST teams, working closely alongside one of the MHST Team Manager who has responsibility on our delivery of the whole school approaches and their line management. Each MHST team covers a school-aged population of 8,000 children.
AWP are working in partnership with Off the Record (OTR) to co-deliver this model in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area with the workforce being employed equally across both organisations. We have six teams already and are pleased to be in the position to recruit new senior roles. This will broaden our scope to offer some high intensity CBT in our region and provide high quality CYPIAPT supervision of supervision. The focus of this full time post is in South Gloucestershire with some possible part time hours available working in central Bristol
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Job description Job responsibilities We will be looking for the following experience, skills and qualities in you:
- You will have a recognised qualification in High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and hold a professional registration.
- You have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience in delivering high intensity CBT
- You have previous experience of offering supervision and would be prepared to complete the CYPIAPT supervision course, if not already done so.
- You are a key advocate for addressing cultural differences and inequalities, and want to work with us on breaking down any internal and external systemic barriers to improve access and support for children and their families.
- You will have experience in working with children in Educational settings.
- You will have experience of offering professional consultations to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person, as this will also form part of the role.
- You will have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies. You will have high standards of writing clear, precise and defensible documentation and are able to guide and promote this quality marker in the workforce.
- You are passionate about participation and including YP and their parents in all aspects of our design and delivery.
Person Specification Professional Registration Essential
- Professional Registration
- 2 years post qualified CBT experience
- Supervision Experience
- Working in Educational Settings
- CBT Supervision Experience
- Working in a CAMHS service
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