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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/11/2021.

Supervisor for Education Mental Health Practitioners (SMHP / CWP / EM

Job Reference: 267-OM3419692-C

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxfordshire Mental Health Services
Melksham CAMHS, Melksham
£32,305 - £39,026 per annum/pro-rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Supervisor for Education Mental Health Practitioners (SMHP / CWP / EMHP / PWP) in Wiltshire MHST

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and innovative CAMHS workforce in Wiltshire.

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) have been set up in response to the Government’s Green Paper in 2017. They aim to increase access to mental health support by delivering evidence-based early interventions for children and young people (CYP), in both Educational and Health settings. As such, Wiltshire MHST works with CYP presenting with mild-moderate low mood or anxiety.

The Wiltshire MHST currently consists of Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) delivering 1:1 and group interventions, with assistance from support workers. In addition, EMHPs work closely with local schools to support them in adopting a ‘whole school approach’ to mental health and wellbeing, to improve outcomes for CYP, parents/carers and staff.

Working within Wiltshire MHST, your role will be to supervise 4-6 EMHPs and help them to develop their role. Supervision consists of both Case Management Supervision and Clinical Skills Supervision, following a low intensity model. This may include trainee EMHPs (Band 4) and/or qualified EMHPs (Band 5). In addition, you will be involved in triaging and allocating referrals. You may also hold a small caseload and will develop good working relationships with schools. The post holder may be required to be on call as part of the role.

To apply, you will need some knowledge and experience of CBT, or other evidence-based interventions.

This post would be particularly suited to:

  • Band 6 clinician looking to undertake more of a supervision, leadership role
  • Band 5 clinician looking to progress to a more senior role

You will either need to have a post-graduate CWP/EMHP Supervisor qualification or be willing to complete the EMHP Supervisor Training course, provided by Exeter University, which is due to start January 2022. Successful applicants will have protected time to attend the University training and support will be provided to fulfil the course requirements. On successful completion, you will be awarded a post-graduate qualification in supervision and offered a substantive post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Debbie Hurry

Job title: Clinical Team Manager MHST Wiltshire

Email address:

Telephone number: 07867142116

Additional contact information:

Dr Cara Haines.

Clinical Lead MHST Wilts/Banes

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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