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Band 6 EMHP Supervisor - North Bristol/North Somerset

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full time - some out of hours working required
Job ref
Off the Record
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Job overview

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, young people and their families with low-moderate mental health difficulties. The interventions will be (mostly) delivered in a range of education settings for children aged 5 – 18 years old.

AWP are working in partnership with Off the Record (OTR) to co-deliver this model in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area with the workforce being employed equally across both organisations. We have three teams already and are pleased to be in the position to recruit a further three more teams to cover North Somerset and North Bristol.

Main duties of the job

This role will have three key functions:

  1. You will offer a range of low intensity CBT evidence based interventions used to support young people’s mental health, alongside using a whole schools approach in your allocated education settings.
  2. You will be expected to complete the Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor training at Exeter University that is part-time for a year.
  3. You will offer weekly caseload clinical supervision, and fortnightly clinical skills supervision to at least two Educational Mental Health Practitioners in training.

Working for our organisation

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 AWP are 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.  

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will work in partnership with schools to deliver a range of mental health interventions within school settings. This may involve group work or direct work with children/young people as well as offering specialist mental health-based consultation, and advice around mental health to teaching staff.

The post holder will be responsible to ensure the effective co-ordination of clinical care provided within schools including consideration to safeguarding and clinical risk issues where indicated

The post holder will work with teachers and school staff to identify children and young people with emerging mental health needs, as part of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing

The post holder will build relationships across services to ensure joint delivery of care

The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision and caseload management to the new EMHP trainees and will continue this provision once the EMHP trainees have successfully completed their training.

The post holder will use the acquired skills, knowledge and abilities to deliver a service based within educational settings that builds on and reinforces but does not replace those initiatives that already exist within these environments.

We will be looking for the following experience, skills and qualities in you:

  • You will have a recognised qualification in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • You either have 2 years’ post qualifying experience of delivering CBT, or have recently qualified but have previous supervision experience.
  • You will have experience in working with children in Educational settings.
  • You will have 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 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.

Person specification

CBT Qualification

Essential criteria
  • 2 years post qualified CBT experience
  • 2 years experience working with children
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in Education
  • Experience of supervising staff
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Lesley Leadbeater
Job title
Clinical Service Manager
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Telephone number
0117 4038735
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