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Senior Therapist

Ormiston FamiliesHours: 35 per week

Location: Based in North Norfolk or King’s Lynn with periodic visits to the hub in Norwich

Salary: £29,912 per annum

Ormiston Families’ Point 1 Service

This is an exciting opportunity to join Point 1 following the successful bid between Ormiston Families and NSFT to establish a new team of Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP’s).  

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical supervision and caseload management of trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) in the Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs). In year one this is expected to be 4 trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners in each team, one based in Kings Lynn and the other in North Norfolk.  This is a fast-developing service and it is expected that there will be continued investment in this area over the next five years. There will be a responsibility to continue to supervise and caseload manage the trainees on their successful completion of their EMHP training.

This post comes with a mandatory 1-year parallel supervisor training programme at the University of East Anglia requiring successful completion for this role. The role of the Senior Therapist within MHSTs is pivotal with high-quality supervision of trainee practitioners being key to ensuring the successful delivery and sustainability of the MHSTs. It is expected that a ‘Community of Children and Young People’s MHST supervisors will evolve, which will become a growing resource to facilitate the development of MHSTs across a wider region beyond a given CCG footprint, and this will provide further support into the future for the sustainability of the EMHP programme.

Job Purpose

The post holder will deliver high quality comprehensive mental health services. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on providing expert assessment and evidence-based treatment for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their parents/carers. The post holder will provide training, supervision and consultation to staff within a specific education provision.

For more information or to apply for this post, please visit or contact Karryn Dixon on 07342 084437.

Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 21 November 2019

Ormiston Families is committed to safeguarding. We are an equal opportunities employer; we value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.