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Mental Health in Schools Support Team (MHST) Specialist Clinician

Band 7

Main area
CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Fixed Term - 23 Months
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-LB5619
Site
9 Rush Court, Bedford, MK40 3JT and Charter House, Alma Street, Luton, LU1 2PJ
Town
LUTON
Salary
£37,570 to £43,772 pa
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
27/09/2019

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Mental Health in Schools Support Team (MHST) Specialist Clinician  
Band 7  Full Time
2 Year Fixed Term 2.00wte Post - 1.00wte in Luton and 1.00wte in Bedford 
 
Luton CAMHS are excited to be recruiting to a full time post as Specialist Clinician for the new Mental Health in Schools Support Team which commences 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 Mental Health Support Teams will be fully integrated with community CAMHS and educational settings.
 
The roles will help to develop and deliver a wide range of interventions, projects and system change with the aim of whole school and whole community approaches to supporting young peoples mental health. 
 
In addition to providing comprehensive consultation, assessment, risk management and interventions for young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties in Specialist Schools and Pupil Referral Units, the postholder will clinically and operationally lead a diverse range of professionals who will work in a range of primary and secondary schools across the county. 
 
We are looking for a confident CAMHS professional with a demonstrable track record of providing good quality evidence based interventions, improving service quality with a strong interest in service development. You will be either a Nurse, Social worker, OT, Psychotherapist or Psychologist with the requisite professional registration. 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.
 
We offer an exciting and dynamic 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 VanRoosmalen  Clinical Team Lead  marc.vanroosmalen@nhs.net  
Jo Meehan  Associate Director of Beds and Luton CAMHS  jo.meehan1@nhs.net
 
 

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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 jo.meehan1@nhs.net