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Clinical Educator

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton, England
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Fixed term
Part Time

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Job overview

To work as a member of the Therapeutic Courses team providing high quality support to the provision of the Post Graduate Certificate in Children's Wellbeing Practice, Post Graduate diploma in Education Mental Health Practice and PG Cert Supervision courses at The University of Sussex.

In-person interviews for this post are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27th February 2024 at the University of Sussex

Main duties of the job

To deliver practical and theoretical teaching support in core clinical skills and other aspects of service user care, contributing to lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervision as required.

To promote and maintain excellent standards of clinical practice, multi-disciplinary team working, effective communication, specific evidence based psychosocial interventions and recovery-oriented care.

To collaborate with and develop effective working partnerships with other members of the Therapeutic Practices academic team as well as CAHMS and Mental Health support Teams to assist in the delivery of education and training in core clinical skills and Whole school approaches

To facilitate the development and acquisition of skills and knowledge within a multi-disciplinary educational context.

The post holder will promote a proactive approach to education, learning and maintaining the highest standards of clinical practice at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Sussex.

Working for our organisation

Sussex Partnership is a leading NHS Foundation Trust and a Teaching Trust of Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Sussex Partnership has an exemplary track record of clinical service delivery, research and education in mental health, learning disabilities, and substance misuse and prison healthcare. We provide a growing range of specialist services across the south east of England and beyond, currently delivering a service to 100,000 people a year.

We are an equal opportunities employer and keen to recruit people from a diversity of backgrounds - we are especially keen to receive applications from people with personal experience of mental health challenges.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical teaching, training and supervision

To provide a supportive integrated learning environment for students to develop post graduate level, professional and subject specific skills.

To participate in the delivery of the postgraduate joint programme.

To contribute to lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervision as required.

To produce high quality teaching and learning materials to support student learning

To be responsible for the provision of clinical supervision groups

To collaborate with academic colleagues on course development as required.

Clinical Responsibilities

To work collaboratively across professions and disciplines in Children and Young People's Mental Health Services and associated teams and services as required.

To develop clinical skills and knowledge through on-going education and lifelong learning, ensuring that practice is up to date, evidence based and within your scope of practice.

To provide support in clinical areas, for staff undertaking clinical skills by working alongside health care professionals, advising on best practice.

To effectively utilise all members of multi-disciplinary teams working in the Trust when engaging with staff.

To routinely work using own initiative and have the ability to seek advice when necessary from the most appropriate staff.

Consultation and Liaison

To work collaboratively in partnership with clinical colleagues to support the learning environment and to foster working and business relationships.

To build contacts and participate in relevant networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.

To contribute to partnership working with clinical colleagues and service users.


To establish excellent working relationships with other professionals within your scope of practice.

To work with academic and community team staff to ensure healthcare workers are competent and supported.

To have the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and organise own workload in clinical and academic areas.

To implement quality improvement and quality assurance by promoting cost effectiveness through utilisation of cost benefit analyses and clinical effectiveness.

To demonstrate leadership of others to promote evidence-based practice.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Recognised qualification in a Low Intensity Informed Intervention with Children and Young People, e.g. Children's Wellbeing Practitioner, Education Mental Health Practitioner

Desirable criteria
  • Additional pre- and/or post-qualification training
  • Teaching certificate or other similar qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experience working within children's mental health services as a mental health professional.
  • Experience of running groups/activities
  • Experience of delivering CBT informed care
  • Competence in applying input to young people with mild to moderate difficulties and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of teaching and training others in mental health practice


Essential criteria
  • Proven ability to establish, maintain and conclude therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Competence in applying input to young people with mild to moderate difficulties and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes
  • Proven skill in presentation techniques and group facilitation
  • Ability to assist or take a lead in specific service development projects

Desirable criteria
  • Managerial and leadership skills
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for teaching within an academic setting.

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



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Check out our latest video below where we hear from our inspiring nurses why Sussex Partnership is such a great place to work.

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