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Senior Educational Mental Health Practitioner

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHCFT) wishes to appoint 2 Band 6 Senior Educational Mental Health Practitioners to join the Northumberland 'Be You' Mental Health Support Team.

Post holders will have completed a Post graduate diploma in Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in an education environment[AB1] , or further training as a Senior EMHP qualification[AB2] or an EMHP clinical supervision programme. Posts are hosted in the Primary Mental Health Work Service to provide senior clinician role within the Cramlington and Seaton Valley partnership of schools.

We are looking for enthusiastic qualified Senior EMHPs with 2 years[AB3] of post-qualifying experience .The role will provide Enhanced EMHP Clinical Skills, delivery of evidence-based interventions for pupils with mild to moderate mental health needs and support to the development of others.

Experience of providing EMHP supervision would be a benefit, if not achieved post-holders will attend an EMHP clinical supervision course at Northumbria University in September 2024.

We are interested in passionate EMHP clinicians committed to delivering innovative ways of working,. to co-ordinate interventions , deliver whole schools approaches and school-based consultation models .

Clinical, case management and peer led clinical skills supervision and training is available and hybrid working.

Main duties of the job

To provide consolidated & Enhanced Clinical Skills in the role of an EMHP.

To deliver evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education setting with mild to moderate mental health problems.

To provide enhanced System Working Skills.

To provide support to other professionals in their Development.

To ensure understanding of Relevant Legislation for the role of an EMHP.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge and skills in: Helping children and young people within these settings who present with a deterioration in their emotional/mental wellbeing access the necessary support in a timely way to rapidly access more specialist services.

Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings and those EMHPs that are supervised to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services.

Skills with associated knowledge acquisition to record and evidence progression towards an academic award including the post graduate programme in supervision of EMHPs and demonstrable practical ability.

Demonstrating skills in and experience and competence in the full range of low-intensity interventions for mild-moderate low mood, anxiety-based, and behavioural difficulties, covered in core EMHP training supporting children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, their parents/carers, families and educators in the self-management of presenting difficulties.

Demonstrating and practicing evidence-based intervention to independently under the guidance and supervisory support working in partnership with children, young people, their families and educators in the development of plans for the specific intervention and agreeing outcomes.

Demonstrating confidence in developing and learning the skills required in order to enable children and young people in education, and where appropriate parents/carers to collaborate and co-produce their own agreed plan of care there will be an expectation to work independently within service remote working arrangements.

Show evidence in a variety of forms that at all times assessment and intervention is provided from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.

To contribute to decision making and to agree to accept and agree to accept appropriate referrals for children and young people in educational settings, according to agreed local and national and local referral routes, processes and procedures.

To be expected to conduct, initiate, and undertake accurate assessments of risk to self and others.

As a senior EMHP to support EMHPs under your supervision in the signposting of referrals for children and young people with more complex needs to the relevant service.

Engage in and provide robust managerial and clinical supervision, identifying the scope of practice of the individual post holder within the role, and working safely within that scope.

Gain and practice a range of interventions related to provision of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments, primarily guided self-help.

To lead on the contribute to the development of individual or group clinical materials or training materials and go on to develop further such materials as falls within own degree of competence.

To co-ordinate and deliver a range of psycho education and training to children/ young people parents/carers and school staff based on evidence based knowledge.

Person Specification



  • Degree or an equivalent level of relevant experience
  • Basic literacy and numeracy qualifications
  • Relevant knowledge acquired through successful completion of post graduate diploma in Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in education environment this will include a Recognised CYP IAPT Low Intensity Qualification to work an Education Mental Health Practitioner Qualification or a Children & Young People Wellbeing Practitioner
  • A qualification in delivering CYP IAPT low intensity supervision training with EMHPS/CWPS or a willingness to work towards it
  • Requirement for postholder to hold up to date professional registration with a professional body e.g British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy or British Psychological Society


  • Relevant post-qualification training that may have been attended in an EMHP or CWP role

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Blyth central family hub

103 Wright Street


NE24 1HG

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