Skip to main content

This job has expired

Education Mental Health Practioner

Solent NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

View more

Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are pleased to be recruiting to an Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) post within our Mental Health in Schools Team (MHST). We work dynamically and creatively with our local schools and colleges to support pupils, families and education staff with a focus on prevention and an early intervention stage within their wellbeing journey.

Southampton MHST offers city-wide coverage for its schools and colleges, where the teams will work within education settings to provide early intervention and prevention work for mild to moderate mental health issues and provide support to staff in schools and colleges. Teams also act as a link with local children and young people's mental health services.

Main duties of the job

The clinical team structure of the MHST consists of qualified EMHPs (this post), EMHP Supervisors, Senior Wellbeing Practitioner trainees and CBT Therapists. The team also comprises of the Team Manager, Clinical lead, and Clinical Team Coordinators, offering strong leadership and governance structures within the team.

We are looking for candidates who hold an EMHP qualification to offer specialist knowledge and practice skills in delivering low intensity CBT evidence-based intervention for children and young people within education settings, with mild to moderate mental health problems, and offer consultations and training to local schools and colleges.

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidence-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged.

Interviews for this post will be taking place on: Wednesday 12th June 2024

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • EMHP Qualification
  • Good solid basic literacy and numeracy qualifications at a minimum of level 2



  • Working experience with children and young people
  • Experience of working with children and young people's mental health
  • Experience of working in an educational setting (As part of EMHP role included)
  • Community care or primary care experience
  • Knowledge and experience in child protection/safeguarding procedures, to recognise abuse and escalate appropriately within statutory timeframes.

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert