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The Mental Health in Schools Support Teams project is the new initiative funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with aims of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. MHST’s offer low intensity cognitive behaviour interventions to children and young people with low-moderate mental health difficulties. The interventions will be (mostly) delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision, sixth form and further education colleges).

AWPare working in partnership with Off the Record (OTR) to co-deliver this model in BNSSG area with the workforce being employed equally across both organisations. We have three teams already and will be going out to recruit for another team later this year in North Somerset and require more senior supervision for the EMHP supervisors in the teams.

This Team Manager role will have three key functions:

You will support the referral process and delivery of all interventions provided by EMHP’s in training, ensuring that a consistent range of evidence based interventions are used to support young people’s mental health, alongside using a healthy mental health whole schools systems approach in education settings.
You will offer regular IAPT clinical supervision to the EMHP supervisors (presently 5 in post), employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
You will deputise for the Clinical Service Manager in her absence and encompass compassionate leadership skills in this senior role.
We will be looking for the following experience, skills and qualities in you:

You must have over three years’ experience providing clinical supervision and will be interested in developing your career in taking on some line management responsibilities, where training can be provided.
By providing senior supervision you will offer expertise in identifying more complex or chronically unwell children and will act as the conduit between MHST and Specialist CAMHS to ensure that these children and young people receive the most appropriate care and/or specialist interventions.
You will have significant experience in identifying all aspects of safeguarding risks and writing safety and contingency plans.
You will have extensive experience of offering professional consultations to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person, as this will also form part of the role.
You must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies.  You have high standards of writing clear, precise and defensible documentation and are able to guide and promote this quality marker in the workforce.
You will be proficient and confident in providing training for education professionals, often co-delivering this with our partner agencies.
You are passionate about participation and including YP and their parents in all aspects of our design and delivery.
You are also a key advocate for addressing cultural differences and inequalities, and want to work with us on breaking down any internal and external systemic barriers to improve access and support for children and their families.
We will be interviewing on Wednesday 26th May at 2 Horfield Road, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8EA

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWPare dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities – we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

You can submit your application via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

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