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Education Mental Health Practitioner/Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
22 May 2024
Due to expansion & excellent engagement from our schools within the Wellbeing & Emotional Support Teams (WEST), South Worcestershire team we are now seeking a qualified EMHP/CWP/Wellbeing practitioner to join our fantastic team.

The WEST team are a forward thinking, supportive & hardworking team that is continuously developing as individuals and a service. We provide high quality, evidence-based CBT interventions to Children & Young People in Schools and focus on a Whole School Approach to make the schools we work with a mentally healthy environment for CYP.

We will provide you with resources to develop & progress should this be something you wish to do, as well as flexibility and a wealth of support, making the WEST environment a great place to work. If you would like to discuss this role further, please get in touch with the Recruiting Manager.

Please be advised NHS Jobs Service will not be available on 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st April 2024. Do not attempt to use the service at these times and consider this for your application submission.

Main duties of the job

We are a busy team, covering 31 schools in the South Worcestershire area. You will be delivering low intensity CBT interventions (1:1 or group) in your aligned schools as well as delivering Whole School Approach activities, keeping the CYP at the heart of everything you do.

Under the support of operational lead, clinical lead & senior practitioners you will manage a caseload of patients and complete assessments, care plans & other relevant documentation whilst maintaining the fidelity of the low intensity CBT model.

An understanding of risk management & safeguarding is imperative for this role, and you will be supported with managing this within the team.

You will also receive regular case management & clinical skills supervision to support you clinically as well as participate in MDT/screening meetings.

You will work closely with families, school staff & other professions and at times deliver consultations & signposting advice to other agencies. Thus, strong interpersonal skills are key.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work in partnership with Educational Settings & Partners to improve the outcomes for CYP 5-18 years of age.

You will provide a high- quality service to CYP, families and school staff and will have regular communication with all.

You will promote knowledge of mental health & the prevention of mental health with children and members of the general public.

You will be an active member of the team and support with service development as well as engage in service meetings.

You will act as a role model to colleagues and always seek to maintain the highest standards.

You will use your initiative and take responsibility for the quality of your work and the service you provide to patients.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1 year Education Mental Health Practitioner Course
  • Registered Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Desirable

  • Specific qualification in a relevant therapeutic speciality e.g. counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, substance misuse


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families, and others
  • Post Registration experience in emotional and wellbeing assessment and care
  • Experience of working and liaising with wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Use of therapeutic interventions within mental health settings i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work. Providing consultation


Desirable

  • 12-month minimum post registration experience in child health or mental health care.
  • Working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with children and families is an educational setting.
  • Working in a Multi-disciplinary team.
  • Working within a community/public health team


Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of health services
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues in CAMH Services
  • Knowledge of safeguarding & risk issues
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent including Gillick competence
  • Experience in the delivery of evidence-based and CBT interventions for children and adolescents.
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Basic IT competency
  • Able to drive with a full driving licence and have access to vehicle to meet the travel requirements


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Able to travel to meet the commitments of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

2 Kings Court

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1JR

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C9798-0237

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