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Mental Health in Schools Support Team (MHST) Lead Clinician

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Fixed Term - 23 Months
37.5 hours per week
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9 Rush Court, Bedford, MK40 3JT and Charter House, Alma Street, Luton, LU1 2PJ
£44,606 to £50,819 pa
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Mental Health in Schools Support Team (MHST) Lead Clinician
Band 8A  1.00wte
2 Year Fixed Term Posts
Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS are excited to be recruiting a Lead Clinician for the two new Mental Health in Schools Support Teams (MHST) based in Luton and one in Bedfordshire which commence in September 2019.
The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting trailblazer project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community.  There is a specific focus on developing more access to helping and improving the general culture of emotional support within all primary and secondary schools including special educational provisions and PRUs.  Working alongside community partners the two Mental Health Support Teams will be fully integrated with community CAMHS and educational settings.
The role will help to oversee the delivery of clinical work within the project, ensuring that a wide range of evidence based interventions are used to support young peoples mental health.  You will provide clinical supervision and leadership to more junior colleagues and will be involved with developing clinical operational processes that for  the delivery of clinical interventions in schools. The community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness and complexity of this multicultural context. For a full time postholder there will be opportunities to carry a small caseload where you would provide comprehensive assessments, risk management and interventions for young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. 
We are looking for confident CAMHS professionals with a demonstrable track record of providing  quality evidenced based interventions.  In addition you will have significant experience of supervising clinicians and be able to evidence operational leadership skills and abilities. You will be either a Nurse, Social worker, OT, Psychotherapist or Psychologist with the requisite professional registration.
Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS offers an exciting and dynamic workplace environment where your ideas and career development will be valued. You will be supported directly by senior colleagues and we will develop the service together.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Marc Vanroosmarlen  Psychological Therapies Lead 
Jo Meehan  Associate Director of Beds & Luton CAMHS -

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne MEEHAN, telephone 01234 310040, email