This job has expired

Senior Education Mental Health Practitioner & Supervisor

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per Annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

View more

Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time of growth and change within East Berkshire NHS Trust as our CAMH service is currently working collaboratively with children and young people, and partners to deliver the Governments Programme for mental health support to be available in schools.

To support the development of our newly established Mental Help Support Teams, we are looking to recruit a Senior Education Mental Health Practitioner and Supervisor to be based in Slough.

In line with the Government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England.

Main duties of the job

  • To be trained and confident in the use of CYP IAPT principles, evidence based interventions and routine outcome measures.
  • To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people presenting with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties in schools
  • To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for children and young people and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.
  • To provide day to day clinical and supervisory support for the Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP).
  • To provide specialist mental health advice, consultation and signposted using an outcome based triage model, to schools
  • To provide training to schools staff, parents and carers in conjunction with colleagues.
  • Within schools actively promote the whole school based approach to developing and maintaining emotional health and well-being.
  • To train and mentor students and less experienced members of the team.
  • To act as an autonomous practitioner with an understanding of own limitations and recognition of when to seek support.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Generous NHS pension scheme - 20.68% employer contribution
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • Advanced IT enablement
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • be friendly, self-motivated, and self-organising,
  • be confident in working in a multiagency setting, working collaboratively with colleagues in schools and across the wider system,
  • enjoy regular collaboration with your peers and the senior colleagues to whom you report
  • as a person, will always be looking for new or better ways to deliver care and be keen to learn, and
  • most of all will have a calm, friendly and compassionate outlook and have a keen interest in working in a schools setting.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to email: Jade Hens (Team Lead) wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Qualified in CBT or CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Diploma/Certificate, which meets the Minimum Training Standards as defined by the BABCP, BPS etc. e.g. a course, which one can embark on the process of accreditation.
  • Qualified in CBT supervision or a willingness to undertake supervision training.
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression.

Previous Experience


  • Demonstrable experience of working in CYP mental health services
  • Skills and experience of working with children, young people and families around a range of emotional/mental health, behavioural/additional health/developmental needs
  • Ability to meet agreed /specified service targets
  • Ability to manage competing demands / manage a caseload
  • Experience with routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups
  • Experience of running / co-running groups.


  • Experience of supervising others

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Good organisational and time management skills, ability to plan and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to teach and train others


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies with clients with mental health problems
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Upton Hospital

Albert Street



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert