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Specialist Educational Mental Health Team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5
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Lodge Road
Band 7
07/07/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

We have an exciting opportunity as part of a joint venture between CAMHS and Educational Psychology for an experienced mental health practitioner who holds a qualification in CYP IAPT CBT to be part of the new Children's and Young People's Mental Health Support Teams in Sandwell and Wolverhampton.

This team will have the opportunity to further develop work within the field of young people’s mental health and wellbeing with a focus on development of whole school approaches to mental health and wellbeing and the development of the think family approaches within the schools environment.

The mental health support teams will be jointly provided by Black Country Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust and the local Educational Psychology Teams and will provide CBT, guided self-help, parenting and whole school approaches.

The post holder will be knowledgable and experienced in mental health problems and psychiatric disorders and will be expected to carry out in-depth mental health assessments including risk assessments where required. The postholder will also need to be the link worker between the team and the CAMHS services to ensure that children and young people receive the most appropriate care and interventions and well as being experienced in multi-agency working.  Support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person will also need to be provided.


The post holder will work in partnership with the Clinical Lead and will further develop the partnership working that is currently taking place between Education, Local Authority, CCG and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

The Mental Health Support Team is expected to be fully mobilised by January 2021.

Applicants should be experienced in CAMHS at a senior level with the required leadership and clinical skills to support the Mental Health Support Teams project. Experience of recent working with schools and delivering mental health promotional collaborative work in such an arena is vital in order to be able to fulfill the role.

Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies such as Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities amongst others as and when required. Applicants must also have experience of managing staff and be qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

This post is subject to an enhanced with children’s and adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further details please contact:

Nicky Mountford Sandwell CAMHS Service Manager 01216126620

James Reely Wolverhampton CAMHS Service Manager 01902 444021