Educational Mental Health Practitioner

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 pa
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Education Mental Health Practitioner (Qualified) 37.5 hours

In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Education Mental Health Practitioner (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 in England.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our existing Mental Health Support Team in Kirklees as a Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner and play a key part in having a positive impact upon the lives of children and young people. This role requires flexibility and adaptability and above all, a passion for working with children and young people with mental health difficulties within an educational context.

Applicants must have successfully completed the HEE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice and have previous experience of working with young people with emotional and mental health issues. Knowledge of the education system and experience in both Primary and Secondary Schools is essential.

The post-holder will be competent in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based early interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems. You will support the Designated Senior lead in schools in their overarching role to support the mental health of children and young people within their school through regular consultation meetings. You will liaise with Educational Psychology, Camhs and Northorpe Hall in order to achieve timely access to the most appropriate mental health provision/support.

This post is a permanent position and will be funded at NHS T&Cs 2021 Band 5 scale.

For further details on this role please contact Richard Shaw on 07867142592

Closing date for applications: 2 weeks from date of advert going out

Please note that as this role is intended to rapidly increase the numbers of trained staff available to support children and young people, therefore Wellbeing Practitioners for Children and Young People (CYPWPs) are not currently permitted to apply for this post.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

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