Senior Clinician/ Supervisor Changing Lives MHST

Changing Lives MHST (Bakewell, Bolsover, Derby City and Ilkeston)
Employer: DRCS
Benefits: £40,000 (depending on experience), 6.6 weeks holiday, pension

DRCS have been successful in attracting funding to create a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) as part of the government’s green paper ambitions to transform mental health support in England.

The team will mainly deliver early intervention, low intensity and short-term support in educational settings as well as rapid onward access to relevant specialist services within Derbyshire. This team will work flexibly in a number of educational settings, working alongside education colleagues to develop prevention and early help in order to meet the needs of their students with mental health issues. The team will be working closely with wider children’s services. The team will support educational staff with training and consultation as well as assessment and direct support.
This is a trailblazing service with an opportunity to develop the service, ensuring the voice of children, young people and their families and education colleagues are heard, to find new and innovative ways of working to best meet their needs. The team will be based on site in schools in Derbyshire and other alternative settings.

The Changing Lives Education Mental Health Service will need to respond quickly to those children and young people referred, who require collaborative, effective, evidence-based interventions at the right time with the right person. We work closely with other pathways and colleagues to ensure smooth transitions take place, including to CAMHS or alternative specialist providers.

The Team Manager will ensure the team fulfils its core offer of services whilst maintaining a clinical input. The Senior Clinician/Supervisor will co-ordinate children and young people’s care, referring on as necessary and offering evidence-based interventions to support children and young people’s behavioural and mental health.
The post holder will have the autonomy to support local and national developments and will also be given the opportunity to complete a supervision course at Derby University, soon after appointment, to enable supervision of our newly appointed Trainee Education Health and Wellbeing Practitioners.
Whilst the role requires flexibility and adaptability, above all we are looking for individuals with real passion for working with children and young people in educational settings, who have strong risk management and supervisory experience. The post holder will have good experience of planning and delivering group and 1:1 CBT informed interventions, and confident of supervising others in this. Further training in CBT may be provided to successful applicants.

At DRCS we consider the needs and well-being of clients we work with, as being paramount to everything we do. We are just as passionate about our staff wellbeing. We expect the highest standards from our employees and offer a flexible and supportive working environment.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact either Will Meredith on 07487 664620 or Jo Harvey on 07494 458226
Any questions regarding your application please contact Mark Penman – markpenman@drcs.org.uk
Closing Date 25th May 2020.

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