CYP & Parent Support Lead
Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind
The closing date is 10 June 2022
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified CYP mental health practitioner with experience of working systemically (working parent and carers) to work within a multi-disciplinary, children and young people’s Mental Health within the voluntary sector. The HFEH MIND youth services offers services to increase and improve emotional wellbeing and mental health provision within education settings and within local community settings for 5-25 year olds. You will have the opportunity to also work alongside a successful Trailblazer site, which has emerged out of the government’s December 2017 plans: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to be part of a new pilot project in partnership with other local MINDS and the Brandon Centre. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of a support group for parents/carers of children and young people aged 11-16 who are on the waiting list for specialist mental health services (CAMHS). These young people will be considered to be in mental health distress and struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation or self-harm. The parent support group will involve some psychoeducation around young people’s mental health, some strategies around how to best support their children/teenagers and a facilitated peer support element. Mind partners will be responsible for co-facilitating the group with the successful candidate and doing outreach work with parents to link them into local support. They will use their clinical and therapeutic skills to co-deliver the group with the Mind partners and assess and report any escalation in risk to the specialist mental health service that the CYP is on the waiting list.
You will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with 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. Low intensity interventions (e.g. CBT guided self-help) will be delivered in a range of education settings.
This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a fast growing and dedicated team supporting the wellbeing of communities across West London.
We’re here to make sure that everyone suffering with a mental health problem gets the help they need to recover. We listen, support recovery, fight stigma and work with partners to take action. We provide services for adults, children and young people, signposting for everyone and training and consultancy for employers
With support from the service lead, the post holder will be responsible for the following:
- Leading on the development of parent / carers programme’s content
- Screening referrals
- Co-delivering multiple 8-week long parent support programmes (virtual and face to face) (for Pilot programme)
- Work with London Mind Association to establish Triage protocols etc (for pilot programme)
- Provide support to the Mind Parent Mental Health Support Workers (PMHSW) on issues outside of sessions e.g. escalation of risk
- Monitoring and reporting on risk disclosed in groups
- Attend regular team meetings
- Attend regular partner meetings
- Lead on evolution of delivery and development of groups in response to emerging needs, trends, outcomes etc
- Work with London Mind Association team on operational handbook, escalation protocols etc.
- Assisting with the collection of outcome measures pre and post one to one and group intervention
- Contributing to service development and reporting
- Attending regular service and team meetings
- Recording clinical notes from sessions on the online database
Monitoring and evaluation
- To participate in the monitoring and evaluation activities in the service.
- To become familiar with the range of feedback and outcome measures used in the service, and to integrate them into clinical practice.
- To support the service lead with compiling reports for commissioners and the board of trustees
Supervision and teaching
- To engage in regular clinical supervision and support with case management from the service lead and other senior colleagues, where appropriate.
- To use supervision as required by the post-holder’s respective professional body regulations and the requirements of the service.
- To use a computer/laptop to write reports and record data.
- To use our electronic diary system to book appointments and meetings
- To use email to communicate with other professionals as required.
- To use the online database (Patient Source and Share Point) to record referrals, feedback and outcome measures and understand graphical presentation of data for patient outcomes.
- To be aware of and use password protection and data protection when recording or sending identifiable information within or across services.
- To use Microsoft office programmes including Excel, PowerPoint, Word to record data, write reports and develop training
- Where appropriate, to deliver various sessions and training via video platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams
- Ensure the maintenance of standards of own professional practice according to HFEH Mind policies and procedures
- Ensure that confidentiality is always protected
- Ensure that any risks or issues related to the safety and wellbeing of anyone the postholder comes into contact with during their professional duties are communicated and shared with appropriate parties in order to maintain individual safety and the public interest
- Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with line-manager on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development
- Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives
- Keep all records up to date in relation to Continuous Professional Development and the requirements of the post and ensure personal development plans maintained up to date
- Attend relevant educational opportunities in line with identified professional objectives
- Ensure adherence to organisational policies and procedures in the design and delivery of interventions
- Carry out additional tasks as required by the service and HF Mind
Skills and Knowledge
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).
Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind
For questions about the job, contact:
06 May 2022
Agenda for change
£29,888 to £40,535 a year dependant experience