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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/08/2020.

Early Intervention Clinician/Therapist/Psychologist & Supervisor

Job Reference: 325-A-20-94775-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Children and Young People's Services
£40,681- £46,294 incl Fringe HCAS

Previous applicants should not reapply

New Mental Health Support Teams in Surrey - Launching in Autumn 2020

The role

As part of the second wave of expressions of interest to deliver Mental Health Support Teams in Schools, we are delighted to announce that Surrey have been successful in obtaining its first MHST teams. Our three sites are still to be confirmed but will be either Epsom, Redhill or Spelthorne and Surrey Heath.

We invite you to consider being involved in this exciting opportunity to help to deliver the government vision and commitment to develop integrated mental health teams in schools.

Building on existing 'whole school approaches’ to mental health and wellbeing, Surrey is developing new Mental Health Support Teams (MHST’s) to work with selected primary and secondary schools to increase access to mental health interventions for children and young people up to the age of 18 years.

Our MHSTs will support families and young people with an emerging or mild mental health problem. Each MHST will be co-located in schools, operating from the four main geographical hubs, with services delivered across the cluster of schools for each area.

About you

This exciting opportunity means we are looking to recruit experienced two fulltime Senior Early Intervention Clinicians for each MHST. These Senior Clinicians will be responsible for management and supervision of the EMHPs, as well as providing consultation, advice, training and delivering interventions. The clinician will be a professional who has experience and training in managing team members and providing supervision.

This post comes with a mandatory 1-year parallel Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) supervisor training programme, requiring successful completion for this role. The EMHP supervision course is designed to provide the EMHP supervisor/ with comprehensive training in the knowledge, skills and competencies required to deliver effective clinical supervision as part of the MHST initiative. Applicant criteria include substantive knowledge and experience of wellbeing delivery within education settings and /or CBT / Low Intensity CBT interventions.

We are looking to build a multi-disciplinary MHST team whose strength will come from the variety of skills and experience brought by each team member. As such we would welcome applications from candidates with a range of experience and from range of professional backgrounds including but not exclusively, Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapists, Child Psychotherapy and Mental Health Nurses.

We are looking for measured, inspiring, motivated dynamic, experienced, forward thinking clinicians who are flexible and able to work effectively with partners in education, multiagency partners, children, young people and their families.

Interviews dates are TBC.

psychology, clinical psychology, social work, mental health nurses, psychotherapy,

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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