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Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
EMHPs have a key role as members of the Mental Health Support Teams, who have the responsibility for delivering schools' overarching approach to providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.

Main Responsibilities:
  • to deliver evidence-based interventions for mild-to-moderate mental health issues
  • support thesenior mental health lead(where established) in each school or college to introduce or develop their whole school or college approach and
  • give timely advise to school and college staff, and liaise with external specialist service to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education.

For more details please find attached the Job Description for this role.

We currently have 7 full time permanent posts across County Durham and Darlington .

Main duties of the job

EMHPs have the responsibility for delivering evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education setting with mild to moderate mental health problems.

To support and facilitate staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

Work in effective, evidence-based partnership with children, young people, their families and their educators in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.

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.

Additional contact details:

Angela Maddison, Service Manager, Mental Health Support Teams and Getting Help Team (CAMHS)


Office: 0191 5945770

Mobile: 07733013102

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a Health Education England commissioned 1 year Post Graduate Diploma (Educational Mental Health Practitioner).
  • BSc Hons


  • Evidence of CPD in child and adolescent mental health and/or education.



  • Ability carrying out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with children
  • Ability to conduct group parenting programmes
  • Ability takes appropriate action to mitigate or manage risk.


  • In Providing training with education staff in an education setting



  • Effective communication and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Sound value-based practice which empower individuals and promotes wellness and is recovery focused.


  • Commitment to ensure core skills and knowledge is updated on a yearly basis.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Acley Centre

Carer's Way

Newton Aycliffe


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