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Education Mental Health Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Shields
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a qualified / soon to be qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner? Do you have motivation, drive and commitment to supporting children and young peoples mental health? If so this could be the opportunity for you.

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of South Tynesides Healthy Minds Team as a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner. The post holder will work collaboratively with our education colleagues to provide early intervention and preventative evidence based clinical interventions to children and young people to promote resilience and support their emotional wellbeing. The post holder will be responsible for working in a timely fashion, building positive relationships with schools, aid in delivering consultation and training, and be a positive and professional role model for the service. The post holder will have the EMHP qualification and relevant skills in delivering Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LICBT).

The post holder will be expected to work with schools to build and develop a positive mental health ethos through a whole school approach model, and will identify individual needs of the school and work collaboratively to develop and implement an action plan, for whole school work, training or direct work.

The post holder will have specific knowledge and experience of working with children and young people who have mental health difficulties, and ideally have experience of working with schools or within education settings.

Main duties of the job

The aims of the MHST - The Healthy Minds Team will be to:

Support children and young people within an education setting by delivering Low Intensity CBT (LICBT) evidence-based interventions in particular around anxiety and low mood.

Delivering programmes of low-level and preventative support for children and young people in accordance with their needs and age.

Deliver evidence based support to parents

Support school professionals with the provision of advice and consultation around children and young peoples mental health.

Work collaboratively with schools to deliver Whole School Approach to mental health, which includes workshops, assemblies, and whole school activities.

Deliver a high-quality general and targeted training offer to both parents and professionals.

Be able to reach those children and young people who find it hard to access services.

Deliver training packages to education staff

The post holder will have successfully completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Studies in the Education Environment.

The Mental Health Support Team is located within schools across South Tyneside, and any intervention or service will be delivered from schools and other community bases.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Lisa Mundell (Clinical Lead) on 0191 2832937 or email

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Main Purpose of the Job

To work as a member of the Healthy Minds Team in South Tyneside providing a school based Mental Health Service to Children and Young People

This includes the direct provision of evidence based interventions and outcome focused standards of care to children and families.

The delivery of high quality training, consultation and support to other Education staff.

To deliver a Whole School Approach to developing positive culture of mental health within the school environment.

The service will be delivered from school Bases as an integral part of an agreed model of tiered multi-agency model of CAMHS provision.

Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and the promotion of welfare in children.
  • Ability to work autonomously, with supervision, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent time and caseload management.


  • An understanding of the mental health needs of children, young people and their families.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation guidance and good practice.
  • Ability to engage vulnerable and hard to reach groups.



  • Experience of working to support the mental health needs of children, young people and families.


  • Experience of working within a community context.
  • Experience of multi disciplinary team working.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a multi-agency context.
  • Experience of teaching or delivering training

Other Requirements


  • Good IT skills.
  • Access to transport and ability to travel within the geographical work area.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.


  • An IT qualification



  • Post graduate certificate in Educational Mental Health Practitioner


  • Additional post graduate qualification in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, therapeutic training or other relevant area.
  • Recognised teaching certificate.

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