MHST Education Mental Health Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for enthusiastic dynamic motivated individuals who are passionate about making a difference to young people's lives. You will be actively involved in the shaping and development of our new service.

Tameside Mental Health Support Team (MHST) is a newly established service , working in a number of schools and education settings across the borough.

An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen for the recruitment of Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner's (EMHP), Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP's) or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP's). In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the 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.

Successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis based within Tameside and will play a key role as members of the Mental Health Support Team, who will have the responsibility for delivering schools' overarching approach to providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.

Potential candidates will have already successfully completed the HEE commissioned 1yr 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' course or the equivalent 'Children's Wellbeing Practitioner' or 'Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner' course.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an integral part of the MHST within Tameside. You will use your clinical skills to listen to the needs of the child and family to provide meaningful evidence-based interventions, that can demonstrate clinical change.

You will support staff in schools and colleges to help the whole system develop an understanding of how to work together to improve health and mental wellbeing.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. Were really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people, with mild to moderate mental health problems, in education settings.
  • Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services.
  • Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify, and where appropriate, manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Working with and within educational environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services.

For full details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course) or
  • an experienced and qualified graduate mental health worker with a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Mental Health Care
  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, counselling or within a psychological therapy.
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
  • Psychology or other health related postgraduate degree
  • BABCP accreditation
Experience Essential
  • Undergraduate experience
  • Experience of routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of working in the local community
  • Evidence of working in the local community
  • Experience of working as a psychological wellbeing practitioner / graduate mental health worker in a primary care setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health / benefits and employment systems
  • Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding and other relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to meet agreed / specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in verbal and written communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Has received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Ability to provide services in a variety of settings

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