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Education Mental Health Practitioner/Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Dec 2023
Qualified CWP/EMHP - Band 5

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) support children, young people and their families that have links to identified school settings. Each designated MHST will work in collaboration with schools and other agencies who cover a population of up to 7,000 children and young people.Trailblazer sites were established in Kent in 2019, with the service aim to cover 50% of the schools across Kent and Medway by 2026. It is expected that this will increase early access to services and offer greater preventative provision.

We also work with our schools to support their development of a Whole School Approach (WSA) to emotional wellbeing and mental heath as well as their development of curriculum content to ensure pupils are taught about mental health in the classroom.

Kent and Medway Mental Health Support Teams | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

We have vacancies in different parts of the county.
  • Medway
  • Dartford

You will be able to make your preference at interview.

This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary excluding HCAS is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

Main duties of the job

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Assessment and Treatment of Children and Young People under the MHST 3 Core functions (Targeted Intervention, Whole School Approach & Consultation and Liaison)
  • To work as part of a team with a set number of schools to deliver the core components of the service
  • Active participation in local and county wide meetings and supervision forums

(Please see Job Description for more details)

We hope successful candidates will come with a passion for participation and service development as we have a number of research and co-production projects we are working on.It is also the aspiration that successful candidates will be keen to develop their skills further to consider their exciting career prospects within MHST services.

About us

Working for your organisation

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

We also have an extensive local induction for all new staff which includes service welcome meeting, team meet and greet and shadowing opportunities across a range of settings.

Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Flexible Working

We will consider part-time hours (30 hours plus) and flexible working pattern applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to promote a healthy work life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) or Qualified Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) to join the teams and work with us to develop the service further and ensure we meet the core components
  • Whole School Approach
  • Targeted Treatment (main evidence base is low intensity CBT individual and group)
  • Consultation and Liaison

**(if you are about to qualify from an EMHP or CWP course please apply as posts can be held for successful applicants)

Our senior Clinical Team are passionate about the careers of EMHP's and CWP's and we have exciting CPD program happening in service and are working closely with Health Education England (HEE) and NHS England to look at the career pathways of this new work force.

We have good working relationships with University of Sussex and Kings College London and are looking at developing our staff to progress into senior positions and consider senior EMHP/CWP training opportunities and supervisor training.

We have vacancies in different parts of the county. You will be able to make your preference at interview.

Please see the Job Description

Person Specification



  • Low Intensity CBT qualification



  • Ability to confidently cover/attend a varied georgraphical area



  • 1 years post qualified experience
  • Experience working with young people and children
  • Experience working with adults

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Courtyard

Gillingham Business Park, Campus Way



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