Wigan Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in schools is designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in education settings. Wigan MHST is made up of senior clinicians and higher-level therapists, and Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs).
The Education Mental Health Practitioner role supports school staff to feel confident in recognising and responding to emerging mental health difficulties. Wigan MHST works with the mental health support services that already exist, such as counsellors, educational psychologists, Startwell, targeted youth support, Wigan Family Welfare, school nurses, pastoral care staff and educational welfare officers.
Our Band 5 Education Mental Health Practitioner will be offered regular clinical and case management supervision to support our MHST core functions
Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild to-moderate mental health problems.
Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school/college approach.
Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in educationMain duties of the job
To be supported through supervision to deliver whole school mentalhealth initiatives alongside young people, school staff, senior leadsand parents.To provide 1:1 brief intervention for mild to moderate mental healthproblems, developing support plans for children and young peopleon a regular basis and discuss in clinical supervision any issues thatneeds addressing.To provide low level intervention including behavioural activation, CBT informed worry and anxiety management interventions, gradedexposure, sleep and stress management, behavioural experiments.About us
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400
members of staff, who deliver services from more than160
We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.
Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.
Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To be supported through supervision to deliver whole school mentalhealth initiatives alongside young people, school staff, senior leadsand parents.To provide 1:1 brief intervention for mild to moderate mental healthproblems, developing support plans for children and young peopleon a regular basis and discuss in clinical supervision any issues thatneeds addressing.To provide low level intervention including behavioural activation, CBT informed worry and anxiety management interventions, gradedexposure, sleep and stress management, behavioural experiments.Ensuring adaptions of practice for CYP with Autistic SpectrumCondition, learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity andneurodiversity.To evaluate the success of intervention at regular intervals usingRoutine Outcome Measures (ROMS)To liaise with schools and other agencies in terms of informationgathering and sharing.To offer parent led CBT approaches.To inform local child protection co-ordinator and senior clinicians ofany concerns regarding protection issues.To gain feedback on experience through session rating scales,experience of service questionnaires.
See attached detailed job description and person specification:
Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
Cycle to work scheme
Salary sacrifice car scheme
Blue Light Card DiscountsPerson SpecificationCore CompetenciesEssential
- Successful completion of an IAPT 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' or children and young people's wellbeing practitioner course.
- Experience of developing and delivering whole school approaches to mental health.
- Experience of delivering evidence based mental health interventions including low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy interventions to CYP and parents.
- Experience working within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group.
- Understanding and knowledge of psychological models of brief intervention.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of continuing professional development in the field of child and adolescent mental health
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFTAddress
155 - 157 Manchester Road
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