Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Thurmaston, Leicester
£32,306 to £39,027
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) are a nationally driven initiative who provide mental health early intervention and prevention to children and young people. We offer low intensity CBT via 1:1 or groups within an education setting. In addition, we offer a 'Whole School Approach' which aims to increase mental health awareness and collaboration within  schools. 

To support our exciting expansion plans we are currently looking for experienced Practitioners with a minimum of two years’ experience as either qualified Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP), Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) or hold a High Intensity CBT qualification, providing support to Children and Families across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

You will benefit from: A friendly and supportive working environment, a leadership and governance structure specific to the role and responsibilities to ensure supervision and development. Additionally, we offer regular managerial supervision and CPD opportunities including opportunities for further relevant qualifications. 

Please note this role is a secondment - it can be discussed further at interview stage

Main duties of the job

Key areas of work will be;

  • Supporting the senior Mental Health Lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school/college approach
  • Responsible for liaising directly with schools, developing and co-producing materials for evidence-based interventions and presentations
  • Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education
  • Supporting the EMHPs in delivering high-quality CBT interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in and around schools, through clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Holding a clinical caseload and be actively involved in delivering universal and targeted group interventions in schools. These interventions will be CBT based, your experience as a PWP, EMHP or CWP will be invaluable in developing and delivery of individual and group CBT interventions to young people and parents. 
  • Supporting the continued development of the team and service which includes being involved in various workstreams and the opportunity to lead tasks to support continued expansion. 

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you have read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilites of this role, please click onto the attached job description and person specification. 

Person Specification Experience Essential

  • Two years post qualification experience working therapeutically with children, young people, and families
  • Experience of delivering CBT-informed supervision, ideally of practice related to education settings, supervising CYPMHS clinicians and trainees
  • Experience of working with evidence-based approaches to low mood, anxiety, and behaviour problems
  • Experience of working with children, young people and parents presenting with a range of mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour
  • Have contributed to multidisciplinary team meetings and co-working assessments and treatment within clinic-based and education-based settings
  • Experience of delivering and supervising delivery of mental health approaches schools
  • To hold a clinical caseload of complex health needs including mental health as a lead professional within a multi-agency team
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience of supervision


  • Two years post qualification experience delivering CBT
  • Informed supervision in a CYPMH setting
  • Experience of using Routine Outcome Measures, including in supervision
  • Formulation and treatment of children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of undertaking delegated leadership tasks and managing trainee staff effectively
  • Experience in managing safeguarding concerns and risk to self/others

Qualifications Essential

  • Low Intensity Practitioner Qualification OR PWP/CWP training course qualification
  • A relevant IAPT level 3 qualification (or commitment to complete) plus experience that clearly demonstrates the skills and competencies
  • IAPT PWP Supervision qualification (or commitment to complete) plus an understanding of IAPT Supervision guidance and how it should be implemented
  • Additional training in child and adolescent mental health
  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with children and families e.g., CBT, solution focussed therapy, play therapy
  • Willingness to train for the PG Diploma in low intensity supervision


  • RMN, RNMH, RMCN, RNLD or other nurse qualification, Social Work qualification, Systemic Therapy qualification
  • Occupational Therapy qualification and registration with professional body

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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