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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2021.

Band 7 Mental Health Support Team Senior Clinician/Supervisor

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92069-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion?

Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Not all Heroes wear capes. Now more than ever, being an NHS Hero is something to be proud about. We’re currently looking for Senior Clinician/Supervisors for our Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHST) programme, providing support to Children and Families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This role will support our Melton and Rutland Team.

Have you ever wanted to do early intervention?

The kind of work that means young people can access you quickly, locally and in places they feel comfortable in?

We are looking for an experienced clinician who can bring energy and commitment to this new service.

Mental Health Support Teams have three main functions:

• Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild-to-moderate mental health problems

• Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school/college approach

• Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) will support children and young people, who will be based in and near schools and colleges. Each designated MHST supports a population of up to 8,000 children and young people and will be responsible for a cluster of around 20 schools and colleges each.

There are three teams in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland:

Leicester City

Hinckley & Bosworth/North West Leicestershire

Melton & Rutland

As a Senior Clinician /Supervisor you will be responsible for the caseload management & supervision of Clinicians/Supervisors and Education Mental Health Practitioners in the Melton and Rutland team. Post holders will also be responsible for working directly with schools and being the main point of contact for the MSHT.

You will support EMHPs in delivering high-quality CBT interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in and around schools.

Responsible for liaising directly with schools, developing and co-producing materials for delivery/presentation, supporting the development and embedding of your MHST in schools will be critical to the success of the team.

You will also have a small caseload and be actively involved in delivering universal and targeted group interventions in schools. These interventions will be CBT based, so you will need to have experience at delivering individual and group CBT interventions to children, young people and parents.

Educated to degree level you’ll have experience of working with children and young people with mental health problems, e.g. counselling, family therapy, CBT; advanced knowledge of mental health assessment; experience of supervising team members and experience of providing teaching and training to professional groups.

You will have excellent communication skills where you can work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and professionals from similar backgrounds as well as clients and their families / carers, as well as creatively engaging families and local communities to support meaningful co-creation and service development.

You will have an innovative approach, with knowledge of performance reporting systems and the ability to prioritise your work load effectively with strong leadership skills. You will need to be a driver and have access to your own transport. Public transport will not be suitable in order to fulfil this role.

You will benefit from:
-A friendly and supportive working environment
-A leadership and governance structure specific to the lead role and responsibilities to ensure supervision and development.

Managerial supervision and Professional Development opportunities

Working alongside our Public Health, Healthy Together and CAMHS colleagues.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with children’s barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

For more information please contact Imran Mahomed, Family Service Manager, MHST, 07584330516 or by email:

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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

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