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Supervising Practitioners – MHST

  • Service: Central and West Lancashire MHST
  • Location: Leyland
  • Salary: £32,349 - £39,549 (p.a. )
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 070/21-3

Are you an experienced Mental Health professional working with children and young people (CYP) who is passionate about empowering others to achieve their full potential?

Are you ready to be part of the new Mental Health Support Teams initiative that will transform early intervention in C&YP mental health services?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’, you might be just who we are looking for…

The Supervising Practitioner Opportunity

We have a number of exciting opportunities to become part of a brand new service, Central and West Lancashire Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs).  Designed to ensure CYP access the right help, at the right time, in the right setting, the 4 MHST teams based in Greater Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire, will remove duplication and avoid CYP/families being ‘bounced’ in-between services.

About Us

Compass have a successful track record in early intervention health and wellbeing services for children and young people. We use a wide range of creative and dynamic methods of engagement, including digital interventions, across community and educational settings.

Adopting a values-based approach is at the heart of what we do; through collaboration and co-production with stakeholders our services continually evolve, directing resources based on evidenced need. We are incredible excited and proud to be part of the MHST initiative in being able to develop innovative methods to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Central and West Lancashire.

The service will support CYP and families providing extra capacity for early intervention support within school and college settings in three core areas:

  • Providing evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing issues
  • Support designated senior mental health leads in each setting
  • Provide timely advice to school and college staff and parents as required

The Role and Person

With at least 2 years’ post qualification experience working therapeutically within a CYP mental health setting, you will have experience of providing clinical supervision to others preferably CBT informed. In the role of Supervising Practitioner, you will be providing supervision and guidance to the trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioners as well as delivering training, evidenced based interventions and consultation to children, young people, families and educational staff.

You must be willing to undertake further training and academic study as required by the service.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:     

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Generous Contributory Pension Scheme (14.3% employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression including further study relating to MHST clinical supervision

If you are interested in this role, please apply as soon as possible as we may decide to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received.

You should note that as Compass delivers public health services, it is likely that it may become an occupational requirement that you must have COVID vaccinations, which would be in line with Government direction subject to the outcome of current consultation.

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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