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Specialist Educational Mental Health Team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term for 2 Years
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Education Development Centre, Pelsall Lane, Rushall, Walsall, WS4 1NG
£38,890- £44,503 per annum
06/07/2020 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 in 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:




Specialist Education Mental Health Practitioner to work in the Mental Health Support Team

Black Country Healthcare  NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with the Dudley & Walsall Educational Psychology services

 Band 7 - 37.5hrs working across Walsall (2 years fixed term contract initially)


Education Development Centre, Pelsall Lane, Rushall, Walsall, WS4 1NG

 We have an exciting opportunity as part of a joint venture between CAMHS and Educational Psychology for an experienced Specialist Mental Health Practitioners who hold a qualification in CYP IAPT CBT to be part of the new Children's and Young People's Mental Health Support Teams in Walsall.

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 the Black Country Healthcare NHS foundation trust CAMHS Teams and Dudley & Walsall 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 post holder 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.


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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:

Zoe Gilbert, Service Development Lead on