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Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southend On Sea
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The SE Essex MHST team are advertising for X2 Qualified EMHP's or CWP's.
  • The post holder's will be registered with the BABCP or BPS or are in the process of registering.
  • The post holder's will work as part of an MHST delivering, under supervision, high-quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in and around schools. The post holder's will be responsible for delivering clinical interventions within the MHST and will receive clinical supervision from a senior psychological practitioner.
  • To routinely measure clinical outcomes.
  • Promoting the mental and emotional health of children, young people, and families in the community through evidenced based clinical interventions.
  • To undertake initial school based and community-based assessments and to deliver a range of early interventions to children and young people with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Providing a direct service to children and young people and their families, in an accessible and less stigmatizing


Main duties of the job

  • Assess and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people.
  • Work in partnership with children, young people, and families in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.
  • Support and empower children, young people, and families to make informed choices about the intervention.
  • Always operate from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.
  • Undertakes accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Through close case management and supervision, escalate cases where the level of need becomes beyond scope.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments, primarily guided self-help.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to CYP in treatment, where appropriate.
  • To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.
  • To provide patients and relatives with information and education.
  • To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner.


About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary.
  • Working in partnership, support children, young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their families in the self-management of presenting difficulties.
  • Work in partnership with children, young people, and families in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes. This will include continuously evaluating and acting on outcomes and activity.
  • Support and empower children, young people, and families to make informed choices about the intervention.
  • Always operate from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.
  • Undertakes accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Through close case management and supervision, escalate cases where the level of need becomes beyond scope, or more severe ensuring adherence to other relevant elements of service delivery.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments, primarily guided self-help. This work may be face-to-face or by telephone.
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to CYP in treatment, where appropriate.
  • To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies.
  • To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence, and quality of life.
  • To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for their own unsupervised actions. Practitioners will be guided by the professional code of conduct.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Successful completion of the HEE/NHSE commissioned 1yr Education Mental Health Practitioner' course/Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner course.
  • Appropriate registration with either the BABCP or BPS as a low intensity practitioner.
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy


Trust Values

Essential

  • Demonstration of Trust values


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with children and young people, and their families
  • Experience of working and liaising with a variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
  • Experience of the delivery of specific therapeutic interventions to children, young people, or their families (e.g. CBT, solution focused brief therapy)
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health intervention with children and families


Knowledge

Essential

  • An awareness of NHS priorities
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues


Desirable

  • Knowledge of educational environments


Skills

Essential

  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent issues including Gillick competence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Skyline Plaza

45 Victoria Avenue

Southend On Sea

SS2 6BB

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