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Clinical Lead - Band 8a

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a highly skilled and dynamic clinical leader, are you a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with an interest in early intervention and prevention work in child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS)?

Rise Early Help is seeking a Clinical Leader and therapist to work alongside the Early Help service manager to further develop the clinical offer in the Mental Health in Schools Team (MHST). It will incorporate high and low intensity CBT, whole school approach and support the clinical supervision structure of the team. You will also work closely with our Primary Mental Health service clinical lead to strengthen the combined early help clinical offer ensuring equity across Coventry and Warwickshire. Early Help is an exciting place to be, with lots of transformational change which brings additional funding for further teams in MHST and exciting pilots in the Primary Mental Health Team. You don't want to miss an opportunity to join this amazing service!

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Main duties of the job

You will play a key role in expanding the MHST offer in the heart of the school community to provide easy access at the point of need. You will have a passion for early intervention and prevention work in the children and adolescents' mental health (CAMHS) system. We're looking for someone who understands CYP IAPT principles and will help to embed them. You will hold a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy and be a high intensity accredited CBT Therapist with the BABCP. You will hold a recognised post graduate supervision qualification or be willing to work towards this upon appointment.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

If you're successful you will receive regular management and clinical supervision, an annual appraisal and fantastic training opportunities within the Trust, universities, and the local authorities. We are part of the CYP IAPT initiative and work in partnership with the Reading CYP-IAPT collaborative where we have ongoing opportunities for further study such as the postgraduate Certificate in high and low intensity CBT supervision and leadership course.

In the wider trust, we have an excellent health and wellbeing support offer to staff, including our in-house counselling service, COPE, an Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 support helpline and salary sacrifice scheme, regular mindfulness 'pause sessions' embedded in your diary and much more. We know life shouldn't be all about work, which is why all our staff have the opportunity to request flexible working from their first day of employment with us. We also offer additional support for working carers.

Job description Job responsibilities

To communicate using highly developed persuasive, motivational and reassuring skills to facilitate patients to manage their condition.

To take an active role in strategic planning and the development of the services and policies across the MHSTs including the contribution of children / young people and their parents / carers

To actively participate in a range of appropriate meetings, and lead the meetings when appropriate. If unable to attend then to ensure that the relevant meeting minutes are read and understood.

To communicate effectively with individuals recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating.

To provide leadership and specialist clinical/CBT supervision to band 7 team members.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1. Clinical Psychology Doctorate or equivalent for those who trained before 1996 with current HCPC registration Or 2. Other health or social care masters level qualification with NMC or HCPC or social work England registration
  • Qualifications o Management qualification o BABCP accredited CBT qualification with full accreditation with BABCP o PG Dip in CBT Supervision
  • Degree
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience in CAMHS.
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions to complex mental health presentations
  • Experience of providing CBT and or Evidence based interventions supervision to clinicians including individually, in groups, and live including the use of routine outcome measures (ROMS)
  • Experience of appraisal and performance management
  • CYPIAPT LI supervisor experience
  • Working knowledge of arrangements for children's health services and early help including knowledge of legislation, SEND, statutory guidance, government policy, practice guidance and best practice.
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop performance management, continuous improvement and quality assurance processes.
  • Ability to devise and implement local policies and procedures relating to children and families
  • Ability to communicate effectively and able influence others including presentation, oral, written and IT skills.
  • Advanced IT skills in all MS Office applications and Trust systems
  • Ability to self-manage workload and work using own initiative
  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of complex multimedia materials
  • Proven ability to compile reports for a variety of audiences and maintain accurate records.

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