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Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bolton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service which we are delivering across Bolton: The Mental Health Support Team (MHST).

There is significant focus on transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Services within the NHS. The NHSLong Term Planwhich builds onthe 2017 Children and Young People's Mental HealthGreen Paperhas set out proposals to improve mental health support in schools and colleges.

MHSTs are designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in primary, secondary and further education (primarily for ages 5 to 18), by providing mental health support in schools, colleges and other education settings such as alternative provision.

The three core functions of a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) are:
  • Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild to-moderate mental health problems.
  • Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school/college approach
  • Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education.


Main duties of the job

The Education Mental Health Practitioner or Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner role intends to support school staff to feel confident in recognising and responding to emerging mental health difficulties.

Bolton MHST works with the mental health support services that already exist, such as counsellors, educational psychologists, school nurses, pastoral care staff and educational welfare officers.

Our Band 5 Education Mental Health Practitioner or Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner will be offered regular clinical and case management supervision to support our MHST core functions Delivering evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild to-moderate mental health problems. Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school/college approach. Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
    • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
    • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
    • Excellent pension
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Salary sacrifice car scheme
    • Wellbeing programme
    • Blue Light Card Discounts


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Successful completion of an IAPT 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' or Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner course. Professional registration as an 'EMHP' or 'CYWP' with an appropriate regulatory body (e.g. British Psychological Society (BPS) or British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Evidence of working with Children and Young People who have experienced mental health problems


Desirable

  • Evidence of continuing professional development in the field of child and adolescent mental health


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of delivering evidence based mental health interventions including low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy interventions to Children, Young People and parents. Experience in utilising and interpreting routine outcome measures in practice. Ability to learn in a variety of settings and using a variety of learning methods. Computer literacy and the ability to keep clinical records to a high standard in line with policies.


Desirable

  • Experience of developing and delivering whole school approaches to mental health. Developing and delivering school and staff wellbeing initiatives. Experience designing/delivering training. Experience of working with parents, offering parent psychoeducation or CBT led intervention.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of child and adolescent development and emotional, social and psychological wellbeing through academic study. Understanding and knowledge of psychological models of brief intervention. Knowledge of safeguarding issues Knowledge of capacity and consent issues including Gillick competence.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the educational system in England. Knowledge of group work and facilitation skills.


skills

Essential

  • Ability to utilise CYP assessment skills and routine outcome measures effectively including suitability assessments. Effective communication skills in respond to a variety of needs and situation. 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. Good organisational/time management skills with the ability to work autonomously.


Desirable

  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings. Experience of database use


Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Bolton CAMHS

Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road

Bolton

BL4 0JR



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