Children & Young People's Mental Health Support Team Supervisor/Practitioner

MIND in West Essex, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC421308-7 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £32,306 pa NHS Band 6
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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The Service:

Following on from the government's green paper Dec 2017 'Transforming children and young people's mental health provision.' Mind in West Essex is part of a national Mental Health Support Team programme.

Our Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Mental Health Support Team is working with children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. This includes working with parents/caregivers of Primary School age pupils and working with schools and colleges to develop the support they offer the whole school community. It aims to strengthen the links between education, health services and families in Harlow and the Epping Forest District.

Purpose of the Job:

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for managing and providing clinical supervision to other team members. Primarily the team members will be (trainees during year one) EMHPs, who will be undertaking their placements within the team and who will deliver group and individual low intensity CBT interventions to children and young people and some support packages for parents/caregivers. As part of this programme, you will need to be successful in your application to receive training in supervision, provided by University of (TBC) to support this area of your work.

Note, successful completion of this training is a requirement for this role.

The post holder will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild - moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will use evidence-based therapeutic models. Low intensity, early interventions will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, and colleges). The work will also include training for education professionals and developing the team's ability to serve the needs of the whole school community including children and young person's caregivers.

You will work with CYP and families from different cultural backgrounds, using interpreters when necessary, and should be committed to equal opportunities. You will also work closely with colleagues and partners in the Local Authority, EWMHS, education settings where interventions are being delivered and other relevant mental health providers.

Information about the School

Mind in West Essex is a mental health charity. We are an independent organisation affiliated to Mind (the national association for mental health), an organisation with which we share common values and principles. We support people affected by mental ill health to make positive changes in their lives and to improve their emotional resilience and wellbeing.

Following on from the government’s green paper Dec 2017 ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision.’ Mind in West Essex is part of the national Mental Health Support Team programme.

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) works with children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and works in and with schools and colleges to develop the support they offer to the whole school community and strengthen the links between education, health services and families in Harlow and Epping Forest.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Kerry Lawson
Wellbeing Centre
10-11 Corner House
Bush Fair, Harlow
Essex, CM18 6NZ
Telephone: 01279 421 308
Email: klawson@mindinwestessex.org.uk

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