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Team Leader/Specialist Practitioner – MHST

  • Service: Compass Go...North East Lincolnshire MHST
  • Location: Grimsby North East Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £39,000 - £44,787 (p.a. equivalent to Band 7 AfC pay band)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 003/20

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

Are you ready to be part of a trailblazer project 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…

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a new service, North East Lincolnshire Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs).  The service will ensure children, young people and families access the right help, at the right time, in the right setting, MHST teams will remove duplication and avoid children, young people and families being ‘bounced’ in between services.

Compass has 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 coproduction with stakeholders our services continually evolve, directing resources based on evidenced need. We are incredibly excited and proud to be part of the MHST trailblazer project enabling us to develop innovative methods to make a real difference to the lives of young people in North East Lincolnshire.

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
  • Supporting designated senior mental health leads in each setting
  • Providing timely advice to school and college staff and parents as required

You will be knowledgeable and experienced in complex mental health problems and psychiatric disorders within children and young people. You will have significant experience in completing comprehensive mental health assessments including risk assessments where required. Providing practice supervision and support within the MHST team, you will provide specialist care to the most complex children and young people and will act as the conduit between MHST and Specialist CAMHS to ensure that children and young people receive the most appropriate care and interventions. Support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person will also form part of the role.

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies such as Local Authority, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health England, Education Staff, School Nursing, Kooth and CAMHS. Applicants must also have experience of managing staff and providing clinical supervision.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or would like an informal chat please contact Saffron Mason on 01472 494250.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:   

• Generous annual leave

• Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service

• Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression

• Generous contributory Pension Scheme

This role is offered as a full-time opportunity however flexible working and part-time hours would be considered.

To apply, please download and complete our application form. We would also be grateful if you could complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing Date: Sunday 6 December 2020

Shortlisting: Week commencing 7 December 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for 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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