Breckland or Norwich
Closing date for all applications: 
9pm Sunday 3rd October 2021

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Ormiston Families

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools is a government initiative to support children and young people at the earliest opportunity by developing mentally healthy schools. Ormiston Families works in partnership with the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership to deliver evidence-based interventions across a group of schools.

Senior Therapist – Mental Health Support Teams in Schools

This post is full time, 37.5 hours per week, salary £32,001 per annum
Based in Norwich or Breckland

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical supervision and caseload management of Trainee and Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) in the Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs). The team is expected to have 4 Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners, based in and around Breckland or Norwich. This is a fast-developing service and it is expected that there will be continued investment in this area over the next five years. There will be a responsibility to continue to supervise and caseload manage the trainees following their successful completion of the EMHP training.

This post comes with a mandatory 1-year parallel supervisor training at the University of East Anglia (please note there are some Continuing Professional Development constraints following the 2 years after this training). The supervisor training will focus on the core supervisor curriculum and competencies. The role of the Senior Therapist within MHSTs is pivotal with high-quality supervision of trainee practitioners. This will be key to ensuring the successful delivery and sustainability of the MHSTs.

As the post holder you will have interest and ability to contribute to service development. You will have experience of working with children, young people and parents presenting with a range of mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour. You will have experience of delivering CBT-informed interventions and particularly knowledge of low-intensity models.

For further information and to apply for this role please see the Application Pack and to apply please click ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for all applications is 9pm, Sunday 3rd October 2021

*Please could applicants stipulate in their personal statement which location they are applying for*

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications ahead of the closing date.

Ormiston Families is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

We are an equal opportunities employer; we value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be offered subject to satisfactory qualifications, DBS, references and a satisfactory declaration of health.

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools work closely with key stakeholders in the development of the service and co-production is an essential part of implementing the service. The you tube link below is an example of what young people produced recently in Suffolk. Their choice was to focus on exam stress, please take a look at what they produced

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