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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting, innovative and unique role within our RISE Early Help Service. The role will be based within our Mental Health in Schools Team offer, which was part of a successful trailblazer program stemming from the green paper in 2017. Two years on, we now have four Mental Health in Schools Teams across Coventry and Warwickshire, consisting of a range of professionals including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health/Learning Disability Nurses and Education Mental Health Practitioners all delivering evidence-based interventions across a stepped approach.

We are seeking applicants who are passionate about working with children and young people, families, education staff and the wider school community to provide evidence-based and innovative support for emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced EMHP, CWP or CBT Therapist with experience, you will hold a caseload of individuals with mild to moderate mental health needs providing a low or high intensity CBT intervention dependent on your training.

As a Senior Mental Health Practitioner, you will also bring your expertise to the clinical supervision element of the role, where you will clinically supervise Education Mental Health Practitioners and trainee's. You will also take a lead in Whole School Approach linking in with those schools who are struggling to engage and supporting the EMHP allocated to that school. You will bring creativity to service development, influencing our clinical offer and resources.

You will be joining an experienced team with CBT at its core, offering you a learning environment to grow and develop through group supervision and CPD opportunities.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If youre successfulyou will receive regular management and clinical supervision, an annual appraisal and fantastic training opportunities within the Trust, universities, and the local authorities. We are part of the CYP IAPT initiative and work in partnership with the Reading CYP-IAPT collaborative where we have ongoing opportunities for further study such as the postgraduate Certificate in low intensity CBT informed supervision and leadership course.

For staff within the wider trust, we have an excellent health and wellbeing support offer to staff, including our in-house counselling service, COPE, an Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 support helpline and salary sacrifice scheme, regular mindfulness pause sessions embedded in your diary and much more. We know life shouldnt be all about work, which is why all our staff have the opportunity to request flexible working from their first day of employment with us. We also offer additional support for working carers.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification eg Educational mental health practitioner, Childrens well-being practitioner, social worker, nurse, occupational therapist, speech & language therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist, allied health professional.
  • Significant experience working with children and adolescents
  • Low Intensity Supervision Qualification or willingness to undertake to meet role requirements.
  • Professional knowledge acquired through appropriate training
  • Relevant training and experience, inclusive of specialist short courses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Knowledge and skills


  • An understanding of relevant legislation including NICE Guidelines, Mental Health Act, Children's Act.
  • Excellent written communication Skills
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to assess and manage risk



  • Substantial experience of working in child and adolescent mental health
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management



  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust




CV11 4SG

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