MHST Senior Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to be part of a new, exciting and innovative service working with young people with an ethos of prevention and early intervention?

In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Mental Health Support Teams (named by children and young people in the region as Wellbeing in Mind teams) are an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England. We currently have 5 Wellbeing in Mind teams across North Yorkshire, which are embedded within education settings.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced clinician to join our York Wellbeing in Mind team as a band 6 Senior Clinician. The successful candidate will join an established, supportive team.

Main duties of the job

The Wellbeing in Mind team has 3 functions:
  • Support the development of a whole-school or college approach to wellbeing. This can include, but is not limited to, supporting sites to develop and implement mental health and wellbeing policies, development of resources, supporting campaigns and delivering training, assemblies and PHSE curriculum.
  • Provide timely advice and consultation to education staff. This is designed to support teaching staff to build their skills and confidence in supporting the wellbeing needs of their students/pupils. This is offered in both a formal and informal way.
  • Undertake direct assessments and intervention for young people within education. We offer a low intensity service model, predominantly using cognitive-behavioural therapy.

  • Each function accounts for a third of the team's workload.

    Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

    About us

    We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

    We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    The Wellbeing in Mind Senior Clinician plays a key role in:
    • Forming strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
    • Providing consultation to education colleagues and supporting education settings to embed a whole school approach to wellbeing
    • Developing and delivering evidence-based time limited interventions to young people within education settings
    • Developing and delivering training packages to education colleagues
    • Evidencing the outcomes of the Wellbeing in Mind service
    • Providing clinical supervision to trainee Education and Mental Health Practitioners.

    We are looking for a practitioner with experience of working in a setting where children and young people's mental health has been the primary focus. These posts are open to professionals with a variety of relevant backgrounds, but post holders must evidence meeting the essential criteria listed in the person specification within the job description.

    We would welcome conversations with anyone who is interested in the post. If you are interested please email Shelley Abberton -

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Core professional qualification relevant to mental health e.g. nursing with specialism in mental health or learning disability nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work. Or core training in provision of low intensity CBT, e.g. CPWP IAPT qualification that enables the individual to provide CBT interventions at low intensity level.
    • Experience at a senior level (either management or clinical).
    • Evidence of continued professional development
    • Qualification in Leadership and management or equivalent in health and social care management experience or willingness to commence if successful.
    • Therapeutic post graduate qualification
    • Mentorship Qualification
    Experience Essential
    • Substantial experience working at a minimum of a band 5 clinician
    • Evidence of collaborative working
    • Experience of managerial and clinical leadership
    • Experience of organising team duties
    • Experience of providing mentorship.
    • Experience of working in a community environment
    • Experience of working in a education environment
    Knowledge Essential
    • Sound knowledge of National Legislation and drivers and other legislation related to the care of children and young people with emotional and mental health concerns
    • Has received training (either formal of through experience) to carry out both operational and clinical risk assessments within scope of practice.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, information to children/young people and their families, carers and other professionals both within and outside the NHS.
    • IT Skills
    • Knowledge Of NICE, CQC standards and regulations.

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