Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP), Band 5 in Mental Health Support Teams (MHST).
Are you looking to work in a supportive, collaborative MHST who can offer career progression opportunities?
Here is a great opportunity to join our expanding service.
As an Education Mental Health Practitioner, you will be expected to work under supervision as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidence-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged.
This approach requires flexibility and working in educational settings. We encourage CPD and will continue to support you to consolidate and develop your skills. You will be able to use your skills via direct individual and group work to support children, young people and their parents.
There will be an expectation and opportunities to work collaboratively with children, young people and their families to support the co-production and development of the service, creating meaningful participation work.
Main duties of the job The Education Mental Health Practitioner role will:
The Education Mental Health Practitioner is required to
- Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions.
- Employ developed evidence-based skills to work directly with children, young people and families.
- Employ developed evidence-based skills to carry out holistic and child-centered mental health assessments, including risk assessments.
- Employ developed evidence-based skills to facilitate parenting programmes.
- Have the relevant EMHP Post Graduate Diploma qualification following the completion of a CYP IAPT approved training in Evidence -Based Psychological Treatment for Children Young People (C&Y IAPT) (successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1 year 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' course). Or Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) CYP-IAPT qualification
- Evidence of continuing Professional Development and commitment of ongoing learning.
- Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others.
- Experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
- Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties
NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Job description Job responsibilities
For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.
Person Specification Qualifications and training Essential
- oHave the relevant EMHP Post Graduate Diploma qualification following the completion of a CYP IAPT approved training in Evidence -Based Psychological Treatment for Children Young People (C&Y IAPT) (successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1 year 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' course). Or Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) CYP-IAPT qualification
- continued professional development
- Experience of work with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems.
- experience of working within education settings
- experience of using ROMS
- experience of delivering WSA
- experience of receiving and using clinical supervision
- experience and knowledge of safeguarding processes
- experience of managing risk
- experience of working with children and young people with additional needs (e.g. LD, ASD, ADHD)
- experience of working with children and young people and families with vulnerabilities
skills and abilities Essential
- ability to use IT systems
- ability to offer remote and face to face interventions
- ability to record and document interventions
- ability to liaise with education settings regarding mental health needs of children and young people
- ability to complete audits
- ability to work within a team
- ability to work autonomously
- ability to carry out mental health assessments
- ability to safeguard children and young people and follow policy accordingly
- able to travel to meet requirement of the post (car user essential)
- organisational skills
- ability to use a variety of IT systems/platforms
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