CAMHS/MHST Practitioner Band 7

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
CAMHS/MHST Practitioner Band 7 - Clinical/Counselling/Educational Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Family Therapist, Social Worker, Nurse (37.5hrs, permanent)

We are seeking to recruit an experienced CAMHS practitioner to join the Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service (THEWS).

THEWS is a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) established following the government Green Paper: Transforming Children & Young People's Mental Health Provision. The service has undergone recent expansion.

Main duties of the job

The three core functions of a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) are:
  • Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people (CYP) with mild-to-moderate mental health problems.
  • Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce, develop and deliver the whole school/college approach.
  • Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help CYP to get the right support and stay in education.

  • The role involves delivering all three MHST functions. The role involves providing clinical supervision and line management to practitioners within the team, holding a small caseload of clinical work (based on the postholder's training and interests), acting as a senior link supporting school leads to develop their whole school approach to wellbeing, with other tasks as required.

    About us

    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

    Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

    Person Specification Education, Training and Qualifications Essential
    • Recognised qualification in mental health (e.g. clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, CBT therapist)
    • Registration with HCPC
    Experience & Training Essential
    • Experience of working as a qualified clinician with children and young people for a minimum of two years
    • Specialist skills, training and experience in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
    • Substantial experience of working with evidence-based approaches for mild to moderate mental health problems in children and young people
    • Experience of supervising others (particularly in CBT)
    • Experience of routine outcome monitoring
    • Experience working with schools
    • Experience of service development
    • Formal training in supervision
    • Experience of line managing others
    Knowledge Essential
    • Knowledge of current guidelines and recent developments in evidence-based assessments and interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems
    • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management and mental health in relation to children, young people and their families
    • Knowledge, understanding and experience with diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and families with a high level of deprivation
    • Knowledge of current guidelines in terms of the implementation of the whole-school approach in education

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