Low Intensity Supervisor

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act in support of the MHST Team Leader, deputising and carrying out delegated roles, duties and responsibilities as required.

You will provide formal and informal education, training and supervision to other members of the team and other disciplines if identified as a need.

The MHSTs deliver evidence based interventions, supporting emotional wellbeing, primarily in an educational setting. Under supervision of this post 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 after school, evenings or at weekends and it is essential that the post holder is flexible. The post holder will maintain managerial responsibility for the team caseload; overseeing referrals and the allocation of clients. S/he will also manage a clinical role and/or a caseload dependent upon locality need.

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 post holder will act in support with fellow Team Leaders in providing clinical leadership and advice across the MHST.

All staff are required to comply with the Trust's Values.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • MHSTs will provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support to children and young people and their families and carers through schools and colleges. Each MHST will support several schools and colleges, covering a population of around 8,000 children and young people. These posts are within the MHST based in Cannock.

    MHST comprise of a Team Manager, one Senior Mental Health Support Team Practitioner, one Mental Health Support Team Practitioners (this post) and four Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) an apprentice peer support worker, administrative assistant and volunteer coordinator. The MHST will work within education settings to provide early intervention on mild to moderate mental health issues and provide help to staff in schools and colleges. Teams will also act as a link with local children and young peoples mental health services.

    In addition to clinical work, the post holders will support the EMHPs in Stafford and Cannock MHSTs. The EMHPs will work under the Senior Mental Health Support Team Practitioners supervision, as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidence-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged.

    The Trainee EMHPs will receive their training through the University of Derby. The post holder will also work closely with the Team Manager, to ensure that the team is a success.

  • To provide evidence based CBT-informed supervision to Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs).
  • Provide formal and informal education, training and supervision to other members of the team to include other services such as schools.
  • To work with a defined caseload of service users as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), providing assessment, care planning and care delivery for service users with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will include the provision of highly skilled professional care, psychological interventions, group work, clinical assessment, risk assessments / risk management, and promoting recovery and inclusion.
  • Ensure co-production with service users, families and carers and the education staff.
  • To provide specialist advice / consultation and guidance to school mental health leads, team members and trainees.
  • To liaise with all members of the MDT, schools and outside agencies in the implementation of early intervention.
  • To ensure that interventions are evidence based.
  • To provide an all age inclusive service, focussing on early identification and rapid response that supports effective clinical decision making and education of education staff.
  • Participate in risk assessment and risk management activities.
  • To contribute to the development of ideas and innovative practice and propose changes to protocols and procedures within the MHST and CAMHS where required.
  • To shape and influence developing referral pathways and access.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Significant and relevant experience of working with children or young people with emerging mental health needs
  • Experience in the provision of clinical supervision of trainees
  • Experience of working in a community environment
  • Experience of service development
Qualification and Training Essential
  • Relevant Degree and /or core profession i.e./ relevant professional qualification as defined by BABCP http://babcp.com/Accreditation/Core-Profession.aspx plus relevant honours degree graded at 2.2 or above.
  • 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 Post qualification or additional training in relevant specialty
  • Management training
  • Therapeutic post graduate qualification

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