Senior Supervisor / CAMHS Practitioner

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
South Harrow
£46,836 to £52,849 a year p.a inc. HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Supervisor/Brent Mental Health Support Team

We have an exciting opportunity for 5 CAMHS practitioners to join our Mental Health Support Teams in Brent, Harrow or Hillingdon.

The role will support the development of the MHST alongside senior colleagues within the service.

Working as part of the Brent, Harrow or Hillingdon Mental Health Support Team, the role will support the delivery of all interventions within the MHST teams, ensuring that a wide range of evidence-based interventions are used to support young people's mental health and to ensure early help and access to specialist services is seamless and transparent.

The post holder will need to be flexible with a clear understanding of THRIVE and how all providers and organizations build on collaborative working with children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

Main duties of the job

  • Day to day operational running of the MHST teams, with support from Clinical Lead/Supervisor and CAMHS management structure.
  • Holding a caseload and undertaking the role of lead professional for children/young people with mild to moderate mental health problems in educational settings.
  • Working as an autonomous and accountable practitioner. This involves the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care for the child or young person.
  • Developing and disseminating packages of care which may include variety of evidenced based interventions and work with parents and teaching staff on an individual and in a group setting.
  • Working collaboratively with young people and their families incorporating the use of outcome measures within their work.
  • Offering specialist support, consultation and training to staff within the service and other agencies where appropriate.
  • The post holder may have the opportunity to undertake a CYP IAPT supervisory course to become a supervisor for the Education Mental Health Professional (EMHP) at UCL depending upon existing qualifications and experience and course start date.

About us

To embody the Trust values of compassion, respect, empowerment and partnership.

To always comply with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for professional qualification.

To keep abreast of new developments within professional discipline/registration.

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 post holder will be working across schools supporting trainee EMHPs in the borough by providing supervision, consultation, mental health assessments and evidenced based mental health treatments to children, young people and their families. They will provide support to frontline childrens services in developing their capacity in early identification and intervention with childrens mental health need. Promoting the emotional and mental health of children, young people and their families in the community, facilitating appropriate access to specialist CAMHS and other relevant provision. As a senior supervisor will be working as part of the leadership team to lead and manage the service.
  • To provide comprehensive mental health assessments and evidence-based treatment to children, young people and their families, using routine outcome measures as part of clinical practice.
  • To deliver role across school settings, both face-to-face and via a digital offer.
  • Promoting the emotional and mental health of children and young people through the training of professionals/parents and carers in the early intervention and management of children and young peoples mental health difficulties.
  • To have knowledge of the 2014 Children and FamiliesAct in regards to children andyoung people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the graduated approach to support SEND, including use ofthe Brent / Harrow/Hillingdon SEND Local Offer.
  • To adhere to statutory guidance including input to Educational Health Care Plans, and Pre-School Health Notifications.
  • Facilitating appropriate access to CAMHS using specialist knowledge to assist professionals to identify the correct pathway to the appropriate service.
  • To assist in the engagement of families who need preparation to utilizing the CAMHS services.
  • Working across boundaries requiring understanding and knowledge of various agencies, their policies and roles.
  • To sensitively deliver child mental health training across a range of agencies and professionals.

  • Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
    • Core Professional qualification eg. Nursing, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Dramatherapy, Psychology, Family Therapy. Teaching/Social Work qualifications also considered
    • Current professional registration with appropriate professional body HCPC, SSC, NMC, BACP
    • Supervision training or demonstrable experience
    • CYP IAPT qualification
    • Mentorship qualification
    Previous Experience Essential
    • Previous experience working with children and young people in a mental health setting
    • Experience of specialist mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families
    • Must be experienced in, and able to demonstrate ability to provide case management supervision for lower banded CAMHS workers, students and other service group/team professionals as required
    • Experience of teaching and training professionals
    • Previous experience of working in a CAMHS setting
    Skills and Knowledge Essential
    • Knowledge of the educational system in England
    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and adolescents and safeguarding procedures and policies
    • Knowledge of NHS, Social Care and Education structures, national policies and frameworks& evidence-based guidelines (NICE)
    • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of short term and long-term clinical interventions in CAMHS
    • Ability to maintain accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronically and handwritten, which adhere to the CNWL policies
    • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others appropriately, in a professional manner
    • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing, including reports and documentation
    • Ability to listen and understand, and to process often complex information
    • To have an understanding of the 2014 Children and Families Act in regards to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)
    • Ability to co-ordinate and prioritize tasks
    • Ability to determine and reduce level of risk to self, service users and others
    Attitudes and Aptitudes Essential
    • Able and willing to work in partnership with service users, their friends and family as well as other health care professionals

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