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CAMHS Senior Clinician

Job Reference: 798-0561

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Mental Health Support Teams in Schools
£38,890-£44,503 p.a.

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools

CAMHS Senior Clinician
Band: 7
Hours: 37.5 a week

Are you a motivated and dynamic individual looking to be part of a new and exciting initiative? We are excited to be recruiting two Mental Health Support Teams in Schools Operational Leads for the new Mental Health in Schools Support Teams across Herefordshire and Worcestershire which will commence in November 2020.

Who are we?

Rated Good by the CQC and with a clearly defined strategy, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are the main providers of mental health and learning disability services in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, with Worcestershire CAMHS being rated as Outstanding CAMHS. The Trust provides services for people of all ages, across a range of settings who are experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and ideally located in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Herefordshire provide fantastic transport links to both London and Birmingham, while being ideal for people looking for an excellent work-life balance.

With a number of staff health and wellbeing initiatives and a culture of support and encouragement, the Trust has established itself as an organisation which recognises and celebrates the work of its staff. Committed to quality improvement and innovation, there is a well-established QI programme which supports engagement and collaborative working across the local health care system.

About the post

In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young people.

NHS England is leading the delivery of establishing new Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs), jointly delivered with the Department for Education. MHSTs are intended to provide early intervention on some mental health and emotional wellbeing issues, such as mild to moderate anxiety, as well as helping staff within a school or college setting to provide a ‘whole school approach’ to mental health and wellbeing. The teams will act as a link with local children and young people’s mental health services and be supervised by NHS staff;

Herefordshire and Worcestershire have been successful in becoming one NHS England’s trailblazer project sites for Wave 3 in 2020/2021.The 4 Mental Health Support Teams will be locality based covering a range of schools within each defined area - either Herefordshire or Worcestershire. You will be required to be able to travel as part of this role.

The role of the MHST Operational Leads will be to support the implementation, review and development of this new service alongside the MHST Clinical Leads and Clinical Project Lead. They will lead on ensuring the service delivers high quality, person centered care working collaboratively with all the agencies involved with CYP to provide seamless care.

Working alongside community partners, the Mental Health Support Teams will be fully integrated within the mental health pathway alongside CAMHs, the educational settings and other relevant stakeholders e.g. 0-19 and social care etc.

We are looking for a dynamic clinician who has an interest and experience in leadership, service development and transformation and working with children, young people and families providing high quality care. They would have a passion for person centred care and involving children and young people in service development and review. They would have strong communication and problem solving skills to support their ability to work in collaboration with agencies to ensure a seamless patient journey.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Kerry Beaumont, Clinical Service Manager Worcestershire CAMHS, or Elaine Cook-Tippins, Clinical Service Manager Herefordshire CAMHS,

Any question regarding application please contact the recruitment team

All staff whatever their role, level or responsibility will be encouraged and supported to do their job well and to improve their job.

Making Every Day Better for patients, staff, service users and carers is the responsibility of all of us and we want to embed a culture within the organisation that encourages and supports the drive to improve what we do

Closing date – Midnight 28th October 2020

Interview Date - Interviews held w/c 2nd November 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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