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Senior Mental Health Team Practitioner

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about working with children and young people? Do you have a real passion for education, social, emotional and the mental wellbeing needs of our young people?

Can you evidence a minimum of two years' experience working with children, young people and their families around social, emotional and mental health needs? Do you hold a professional qualification, registration or belong to a recognized governing body?

We are looking to recruit a Senior Practitioner (MHST) to our East Riding team, who is enthusiastic, kind, compassionate and resilient. With experience of supporting others to develop.

We seek a Practitioner who has experience of working with multi-disciplinary professionals to achieve positive outcomes for CYP's and families and can evidence an understanding of CBT based interventions

The role will require the individual to be an identified lead for schools within the MHST and work closely with other early intervention and Early Help services.

The successful candidate will also hold a small caseload across the MHST to work systemically to create sustainable change for children young people and families.

As a senior Practitioner the successful candidate will work as part of the MHST to support and empower Education, Health , Early help and Social care to work one system to support CYP's and families with their social , emotional and mental health needs

Main duties of the job

  • To support the MHST Clinical/Professional Team Lead and other colleagues in providing a low intensity Psychological therapies service for children, young people and their families in schools/colleges.
  • To oversee the formulation and intervention plans for schools, parents, children and young people being supported by the Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP)s using a range of specialist psychological interventions appropriate to the service individual and groups.
  • Work in partnership with schools/colleges, to support children, young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their families in the self-management of presenting difficulties.
  • Provide a range of information and support to schools for evidence based psychological, social emotional and systemic interventions, including guided self-help and signposting to other services where appropriate.
  • To support the EMHPs to liaise with other education, health, social care and voluntary community sector staff from a range of agencies, in the care provided to children, young people, their families and professionals.
  • Support EMHPs in the co-delivery of training sessions, group and individual interventions in schools.
  • Assess and deliver, outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people and families experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification and registration relevant to post (e.g. NMC, Social Worker, Therapist, AHP, CYP IAPT )
  • Post registration/graduate diploma or equivalent experience in related work area, to demonstrate advanced level of practice
  • Demonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students/ Trainee's/supervising staff etc.


  • Evidence of CPD or experiential learning at an advanced level e.g. Post graduate/Masters level
  • Leadership training/qualification/experience



  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • Act as Care Programme Approach (CPA) Co-ordinator


  • Demonstrable experience of working in the specific field where the post is held
  • Development of specialist/advanced level of practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Professional networking locally
  • Ability to effectively Chair meetings
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice



  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical /professional and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Basic IT skills


  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility

Personal Attributes


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity


  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Walker Street Children's Centre

Walker Street



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