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Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner/ CWP

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Enfield continues expanding Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Schools, as part of the government's Green Paper ambitions to transform CYP mental health support in England. The Enfield MHST started in October 2019 working with a small number of early implementer schools to establish its relationships and support the training of a new workforce (The Education and Mental Health Practitioners), has gradually increased in waves to more schools in the borough. We are now looking for enthusiastic and motivated qualified Education and Mental Health Practitioners to work within Enfield CAMHS MHST as part of their placement, and then full time post qualifying, to support the team.

Main duties of the job

1. Contribute to the assessment, and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

2. Working in partnership, support children, young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their families

3. Work in partnership with children, young people, and families in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.

4. Support and empower children, young people, and families to make informed choices about intervention.

5. Undertake assessment of risk to self and others.

6. Adhere to the service referral protocols and signpost unsuitable referrals to the relevant service as necessary.

7. Provide a range of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help. This work may be face-to-face, by telephone or via other media.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe places for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes, and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • A relevant degree, from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology) with relevant experience and competencies as required
  • Children and Young People's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Qualification or Education and Mental Health Practitioner from accredited training provider


  • Psychology or other health / social care / youth related undergraduate degree.
  • Health related postgraduate degree

Experience and Knowledge


  • Evidence of working with children and young people with a range of emotional concerns and mental health difficulties, and their parents, using evidence-based approaches and routine outcomemeasures to evaluate work and develop collaborative care plans with the CYP and families
  • Ability to adapt work to school and community based contexts
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from previous experience


  • Experience of working in mental health, education or related services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating

Skills and Abilities


  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to effectively prioritise own workload and use team resources effectively
  • Respond flexibly and appropriately to unforeseen circumstances


  • Competent assessment skills/Risk assessment knowledge and skilss

Personal Qualities


  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Forest Road Primary Care

308 Hertford Road,


N9 7HD

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