Senior PWP/Senior EMHP

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Acycliffe
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The South Durham Mental Health Support Team (MHST) have been successful in securing additional funding to extend our existing team in the south. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the local schools to develop a MHST in the Bishop Auckland area.

The post holder will work within the MHST and be a vital part of the development of Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner/Educational Mental Health practitioner role within the team, offering both clinical and caseload supervision, alongside delivering intervention at a high-quality; brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The post holder will be supported to attend continuing professional development sessions and link in with the university training programme for current and future CPWP's/EMHP's

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of children and young people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well-being.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of children and young people and their carers.

To work as part of children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), working collaboratively and in partnership with multiple local partners.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for children and young people's care, undertaking a range of clinical/therapeutic interventions in patients' homes and other community

To promote social inclusion, community access and participation through the provision of children and young people's

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence within mental health by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and clinical supervision to members of the integrated team as

To be committed to and take a lead role in activities integral to the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health. Deliver Clinical and Caseload Management Supervision.

About us

TEWV CAMHS services in County Durham have had both national and local recognition for their quality improvement work. This includes Nursing Times awards for Patient's Safety, Positive Practice Awards for Innovative Service Development along with gaining four making a difference awards. Key to our service transformation is engagement with young people; we have participation groups established and we are accredited with Investors in Children. We also work closely with parents and carers, co-facilitating a local parent group with a local community interest group; we are also accredited with County Durham Young Carers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Degree
  • Post Graduate qualification in either
  • Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Studies in the Education Environment
  • CBT Diploma qualification
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Supervision Training
  • Leadership or Management Qualification



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment
  • Deliver evidence based Low Intensity Intervention
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families / carers
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience working with Children and young people.
  • Carrying out caseload management
  • Working within a community environment
  • Quality improvement activities



  • Demonstrable knowledge to postgraduate level of evidence - based intervention.
  • Understanding of the CAMHS systems and processes
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.


  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System ( QIS )
  • Research and development methodology.

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