Clinical Lead (MATS)
Clinical Lead – MATS
Rochdale OR Bradford
4 days a week
Capstone Foster Care is currently implementing a new service, a Multidisciplinary Assessment & Treatment Service (MATS). The service, which is already well established within the South East and being set up in the South West, will be available across the North region and we are urgently looking to recruit additional clinicians to meet demand.
The MATS team is truly multi-disciplinary and will comprises Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Consultant Systemic Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists, Education Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Forensic Therapists, Art Therapists, NVR Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Environmental Therapist.
The MATS team provide clinical support to foster carers by weekly telephone calls and/or face to face sessions, the undertake a Comprehensive Assessment of Need’ to inform the Therapeutic Treatment Plan and provide direct work with a child or young person depending on the recommendations from the assessment. They participate in Network Meetings and provide written reports to the network.
The MATS team are led by a qualified and experienced Clinical Lead.
Responsibilities and Duties
· Provide weekly clinical support to foster carers
Provide direct work with a child or young person
· Participate in meetings with the network
· Provide written reports to the network
· Undertake Comprehensive Assessment of Need to inform the Therapeutic Treatment Plan (where appropriate)
Provide regular group supervision to the team of clinicians
Facilitate regular MATS team meetings
Qualifications and Skills
· A relevant qualification relevant to your role and professional registration (psychotherapist, clinical psychologist)
· Experience of working with foster carers and or children/young people in care
· Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
The current MATS team take huge satisfaction from being able to provide a service that is able to adapt and respond to the changing situations for children and young people. The service is offered without waiting lists and is well funded. The MATS team meet every quarter and it is an enriching experience to work with and learn from such an experienced and skilled team of professionals. The MATS team is situated within the organisation alongside the Fostering Social Work team which means that there are plentiful opportunities for joint working without barriers.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is enshrined within Capstone Foster Care’s policy and practice. We expect our employees to share this commitment with us.
This is a 30 hour role to be worked over 4 days.
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