MHST Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner
Milton Keynes Mental Health Support Team is looking for a Qualified EMHP or CYPWP
who has experience of working with Children and Young People in Mental Health Services in the provision of individual and group treatments. We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and vibrant individual who is passionate about improving health outcomes for children and young people.
You will work alongside other EMHPs and CYPWPs, Mental Health Practitioners and a Senior Practitioner to support the wellbeing and mental health needs of 17 Bletchley schools and colleges.
Applicants must be a Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or a Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner (CYP WP) with experience of working with CYP in Mental Health Services in the provision of both individual and group treatments. Mental health professionals with post graduate training in a recognised therapy modality and experience of working with CYP may also apply.
Main duties of the job
You will be part of a successfully established Wave 1 Mental Health Support Team (MHST) created to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people and to play a key part in a team of people delivering low intensity interventions into schools and other settings in the Bletchley area of Milton Keynes..
You will undertake assessments of children and young people and deliver evidence based low intensity group and individual interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression and/or behavioural difficulties and their families and carers. You will also provide training and consultation to schools and other agencies about mental health in children and young people and support schools in identifying specific areas of need as part of the whole school approach to mental health.
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Job description Job responsibilities
Assess and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions in educational settings for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, working at all times in collaboration with and giving respect to the education function of the setting in which the post-holder is deployed.
Work in partnership to support children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their parents/carers, families and educators in the self-management of presenting difficulties.
Work in effective, evidence-based partnership with children, young people, their families and their educators in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.
Support and empower children, young people, their parents/carers and families and their educators to make informed choices about the interventions being offered.
Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
- Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner or CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Or / Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker with additional CBT or other relevant therapy post graduate qualification
Previous Experience Essential
- Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others in a healthcare or school setting.
- Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
- Experience of working with anxiety disorders
- Experience of working with affective disorders
- Experience of the delivery of specific low intensity therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families (e.g. CBT, solution focused brief therapy)
- Ability to conduct other group therapeutic interventions with children and their families
- Experience of monitoring and recording outcome measures for children's emotional wellbeing
- Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group
- Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate it appropriately.
- Ability to teach others about mental health issues
- Knowledge of educational environments
- Knowledge of safeguarding issues
Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics Essential
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proven commitment to continuous professional development.
- Access to car or other motor vehicle for use for work purposes.
- Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post
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