Senior Low Intensity CBT Practitioner
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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Do you want to improve the lives of young people and families facing mental health difficulties and deliver support in a dynamic and creative childrens team? If so, we would love to hear from you as we have a number of exciting career opportunities available in our busy and innovative Children, Young Peoples Mental Health Support Team.
Alliance are the leading independent provider of mental health and psychological wellbeing services across Teesside and the North-East. With a growing workforce of 160 committed and enthusiastic staff we deliver quality driven evidence-based therapies and support to over 20,000 people each year. Commissioned through the Tees Valley CCGs and overseen through the Mental Health & Learning Disability Partnership we lead both on the delivery of IMPACT on Teesside and the Hartlepool and Stockton National Trailblazer for Mental Health Support Teams. We do this through our commitments to working collaboratively with partners, including third sector organisations, local authorities, educational settings and other health and social care providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for those who need our support. We also provide more specialist support in particular areas that have been funded from elsewhere. We have a successful and developing employee support and wellbeing service, that provides unique support to the public and private sector across the North East.
Main duties of the job
This is a great time to join Alliance, where our team is leading on the transformation of local children's mental health and wellbeing services, delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in a range of educational and community settings. Our service transformation is through effective leadership and partnerships, the delivery of evidence-based therapies, use of routine outcome measures and in full collaboration with children, young people and their families.
You will share our service vision and organisation values for understanding and meeting the different needs of individuals, families, and communities across Teesside. We are a strong well-established team who are supportive and friendly. Our ethos is ensuring we provide support for our staff, including their development as we grow our service.
The successful candidates will work across a range of educational and community-based settings.
We would welcome applications from qualified Adult Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, without necessarily the experience of working with children, young people and families. The relevant training would be provided to support you in this role and working with children, young people and families.
Closing Date for Applications: 30th November 2021
Interviews: Week Commencing 6th December 2021
Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate), 38 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, EAP health scheme and a 3% contributory pension scheme.
Alliance Psychological Services follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each persons individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of clients. Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application. Alliance Psychological Services Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter. Alliance also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.
For an informal chat about any of these posts, please contact Kaye Hooker at CYPFamilies@alliancepsychology.com 01642 352747option 2.
You must have right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities.
For further details and information in relation to our Children, Young People & Families Service, please visit our website at; https://www.alliancepsychology.com/young-people/
This post aims to develop the role of Educational Mental Health Practitioners and Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners. It provides an opportunity for clinicians who have formal training and experience in using evidence based low intensity interventions to develop their careers and support Alliance to develop their Mental Health Support Teams in schools.
The post holder will develop, support, and supervise Educational Mental Health Practitioners and Children’s Wellbeing practitioners to deliver evidence-based practice in guided self-help, CBT and group-based interventions.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop the request for help pathway for Low Intensity work
- Accept requests for help via agreed referral pathways.
- Support LI practitioners using role modelling to assess and support young people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.
- Support LI practitioners using role modelling to undertake assessments, identify suitable treatment pathways, assess, and manage risk.
- Provide a range of information and support for evidence based low intensity psychological treatments, including guided self – help. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.
- Work collaboratively with parents and carers.
- Attend multi-agency and multi-disciplinary meetings, where appropriate.
- Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
- Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols
Training and supervision
- Offer caseload management and skills supervision to qualified and trainee EMHPs / CWPs in the service.
- Identify training needs across the team and assist in the development of routes for CPD
- Offer training sessions where appropriate
- Attend locally organised and national training appropriate to the work role.
- To undertake searches of evidence-based literature and research to assist Clinical Supervisors and team members in evidence-based CBT practice.
- To create and maintain effective working relationships with Headteachers, Deputy Heads, SENCO’s, Pastoral Team, and wider teaching staff by providing advice and consultative support on emotional and mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for children, young people and families with mental health needs.
- To liaise effectively with other local providers, including statutory, voluntary sector organisations and on behalf of the child, young person, or family.
- To build effective working relationships with other local children’s mental health providers including CaMHS and support the development of pathways of support.
- Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals for children, young people, and families in treatment.
- Responsible for safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children & young people at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
- Taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children & young people at risk of significant harm.
- To identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
- To share appropriately information with parents/ carers or other agencies regarding the child’s wellbeing, and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.
This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Alliance’s organisational objectives and priorities.
Other Skills and Qualities
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.
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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11 November 2021
£32,000 to £36,500 a year