Specialist Practitioner and Supervisor for MHST and CWP
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! We have developed an innovative, integrated model of childrens community services and now looking to appoint enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality and county-wide professional teams.
As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals who will be your peers, your phone a friend network and your inspiring colleagues. This provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.
We are excited to be advertising for a Band 6 Specialist Practitioner and Supervisor for MHST and CWP working across the Exeter/ Mid-Devon area.
The successful post holder will be joining a growing early intervention pathway within CAMHS working with mild to moderate presentations of anxiety and low mood as well as offering whole school approach support. The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) pathway currently consists of EMHPs and Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) and is a growing service covering Devon and Torbay. To find out more about the national MHST offer, please see the CFHD website and read through the Green Paper on the developing MHST service.
Please note that interviews will take place on 18th December 2023.
Main duties of the job
We are currently seeking a skilled and compassionate Specialist Practitioner and Supervisor to join the CFHD MHST and CWP team. As the Specialist Practitioner and Supervisor, your primary responsibility will be to provide clinical supervision and guidance to our team members, ensuring the highest standard of care for our clients. You will conduct regular supervision sessions, offering support, advice, and feedback to enhance professional development and maintain clinical excellence. Additionally, you will contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-based practices, staying up-to-date with the latest research and interventions in mental health and child wellbeing. In this role, you will also collaborate with other stakeholders, participating in case consultations, multidisciplinary meetings, and fostering effective communication within the teams. If you possess strong clinical skills, a solid understanding of mental health and child development, and have a passion for supporting and supervising others in their professional growth, we invite you to join our dedicated team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in need.
Successful applicants will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust (https://jobs.dpt.nhs.uk/locations/working-here )
Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon.
CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework.
CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training.
Our integrated care and treatment has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.
Our children and young people say
We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.
Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).