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Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Supervisor/Clinician

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-740-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Psst - we've got a great job right here!

Do you want an opportunity to be part of creating a new Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in Leeds? In Leeds we're hugely proud of the work our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is doing alongside the prevention and early intervention work in schools. Offering pioneering care, we're pushing the boundaries to deliver the best options to children, young people and families, putting them at the heart of every decision made about their welfare.

You will be an experienced clinician that is an exceptional practitioner and advocate for quality care. Your experience will either be within a children's service, or mental health service setting.
We need a dynamic and forward looking individual who can help develop, lead and sustain this flagship service by:
. Supervising Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs)
. Supporting the mental health leads in education settings through consultation, advice and training.
. Helping triage referrals into the team
. Supporting rapid onward access to other relevant teams
. Family consultation & direct support.
. Supporting the setup of the new team; working with multiple services on multiple sites; liaising with staff; helping to develop pathways; partnership working.
. Supporting and developing new service & team members
. Supporting the evaluation of the project via effective record management, outcomes and data flow
. Engaging children, young people and their families to develop the service
. To support educational settings to ensure EMHP trainee needs are met including induction and working practices for the success of the role

You will have the following skills:
. Effective clinical skills
. Excellent organisational & communication skills
. A highly developed ICT communications and systems skillset including social media and use of reporting tools
. Ability to work flexibly and adaptability to changing environments
. Problem solving
. Diplomacy and empathy
. Working to deadlines
. Clinical background
. Understanding of education settings desirable but not essential

The post holders will undertake Low Intensity Supervision Training upon start of employment.
In line with Leeds CAMHS ethic of working as a team collectively seeking ways to solve the most challenging problems, you will constantly look for ways to develop and improve the services you work within, inspiring partnership colleagues to find innovative solutions to every child's, young persons and family's needs. Your commitment to improving the lives of people with emotional and mental health difficulties will be evident in your previous employment and your clinical skills and confidence in promoting a culture of ongoing service development and improvement will make you stand out from the crowd.

If you believe you have the right attributes to accept the challenges that this position brings and you want to play a key role in service development, then we look forward to receiving your application.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the service for further discussion as part of their application.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you're getting excited just reading this, go ahead and apply.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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