Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist (MHST Supervisor)
Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind
The closing date is 19 August 2022
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea MIND were successful in attracting funding to create two Mental Health Support Team (MHST) as part of the governments green paper ambitions to transform mental health support in England. This will build on the extensive prevention and early intervention work in schools by MIND Youth Services . These teams are form a significant part of the Integrated Youth Services.
As a relatively new service and team, you will be actively contributing to the shaping and development of the service. This role is ideal for someone looking to grow their competencies across service delivery within an early intervention mental health support team for CYP.
Main duties of the job
Whilst a significant portion of your time will comprise of supervision support, over time, you will hold an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
Low intensity, early intervention will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision, sixth form and further education colleges). This will include delivering interventions for CYP and parents/carers in education settings, providing training for education professionals and developing the teams ability to serve the needs of education settings. This builds upon the CCGs and Minds whole school approach to mental health provision.
Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind
We provide support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improveservices and are committed to empowering local residents, promoting wellbeing and supporting recovery.
We provide advocacy, youth services, emergency services counselling, employmentsupport, mental health networks and mental health training for employers.
Key areas of focus for the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Supervisor/Clinician will be:
- Educational Mental Health Practitioner Support and Supervision
- Being able to identify needs and working alongside other MH professionals in schools and in the community to identify appropriate support for the specific user
- Build and maintain relationship with the Designated Mental Health Lead in some of the schools supported in this project
- Delivering Interventions and Client Care
- Supporting the development of the service
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).