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Qualified EMHP or Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Attention all Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) and Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP)!

We have an opportunity to join our well established established Mental Health Support Team in Fenland (covering Schools in March, Chatteris and Whittlesey).

MHST's provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support to children and young people and their families and carers through schools and colleges. Each MHST supports a cluster of schools and colleges in a geographical locality, covering a population of around 8,000 children and young people. The MHST's sit within CCS' Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service.

The MHST's work with education settings to provide early intervention for mild to moderate mental health difficulties and provide help to staff in schools and colleges on their 'Whole School Approach' (WSA) to mental health.

Why not click on the link to the Job Description and find out more about the role.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Main duties of the job

The post holder, with appropriate supervision, will work as an autonomous and responsible practitioner as their training affords in educational and health care settings alongside a team of mental health professionals and within the scope of their local job description, to engage in:

Develop and deliver evidence-based interventions under supervision to children, young people, parents and carers in an educational/community setting who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The post holder will work alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions, under supervision.

Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to carry out holistic and child-centred mental health assessments, including risk assessments.

Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services.

The post holder will also be responsible for supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and well-being.

Use the EMHP/CWP skills, knowledge, and abilities to deliver a service based within education settings that builds on and reinforces but does not replace those initiatives that already exist within these environments.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Assess and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions in educational settings for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, working at all times in collaboration with and giving respect to the education function of the setting in which the post-holder is deployed

Work in partnership to support children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their parents/carers, families and educators in the self-management of presenting difficulties

Work in effective, evidence-based partnership with children, young people, their families and their educators in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes

Work with and support schools with their Whole School Approach to mental health initiatives

Support and empower children, young people, their parents/carers and families and their educators to make informed choices about the interventions being offered

Operate at all times from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity

Accept referrals within educational settings according to agreed local and national and local protocols

Undertake and record accurate assessments of risk and operate clear risk management processes in line with locally agreed procedures including the safeguarding protocols of the educational setting and Local Safeguarding Board guidance

Adhere to all regulations, processes, and procedures within the educational service to which the postholder is attached within the educational setting where the post-holder working including (but not limited to) HR policies, training requirements, referral protocols, and emergency procedures. Signpost referrals of children with more complex needs to a locally identified appropriate relevant service

Through case management, supervision, and any other relevant local pathway, escalate cases where the level of need or risk is beyond the scope of practice of the postholder

Provide a range of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments, primarily guided self-help

Practice, evidence and demonstrate an ability to manage ones own caseload in conjunction with the requirements of the team

Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals or children and young people in treatment, where appropriate

Keep clear, professionally coherent records of all activity in line with both health and education service protocols and use these records and outcome data to inform decision making

Complete all requirements relating to data collection

Assess and integrate issues relating to transitions, education, and training/employment into the overall therapeutic process

Work within a collaborative approach involving a range of relevant others when indicated.

Contribute to the development of individual or group clinical materials or training materials, and in addition to develop such materials independently as falls within own degree of competence, and under direction of the wider team
Effective communication on complex issues to a wide range of audiences, including senior management level and children, young people and families, both verbal and written communication
Research & Development Activity
To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other team members

Participate in clinical and other audits as required
Clinical and Practice Governance
Work collaboratively with other agencies in the health and social care system to ensure regular case reviews to ensure effective progress through the care pathway

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient / family / staff / records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act/Data Regulations

To be accountable to the Clinical Team lead for the direct delivery of an effective MHST service across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team

Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes

Ensure that any risks or issues related to the safety and wellbeing of anyone the postholder encounters, in the course of their professional duties are communicated and shared with appropriate parties in order to maintain individual safety and the public interest

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures

Keep up to date with your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), participate in your annual appraisal and respond to clearly identified and agreed objectives, reviewed on a regular basis with line manager

Participate in clinical and management supervision as per Trust policy

Ensure appropriate recording of meetings, supervision and maintenance of clinical records

Ensure the maintenance of standards of own professional practice according to both the postholders employer

Keep all records up to date in relation to Continuous Professional Development and the requirements of the post and ensure personal development plans maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments

Provide patients and their families /carers with information on standards they should expect from the team

Participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis
Information Technology
To use a computer as necessary for clinical work, including literature searches, word processing, delivery of remote interventions and training

Inputting data, emailing, report writing and other tasks as necessary for the efficient running of the service

Contribute data for accessible management information for service improvement and reporting via System One data sets, suitable technology/ systems development and in compliance with Trust Information Governance (and all relevant legislation) standards
Quality and Patient Safety
Maintain awareness of and execute responsibilities with regard to the safeguarding children and adults agenda, confidentiality, Trust and professional training requirements, data protection and sharing, information governance, risk management and reporting and all relevant legislation and Trust and local policy

To ensure day to day practice reflects the highest standards of governance, clinical effectiveness, safety and patient experience.

To ensure monitoring of quality and compliance with standards is demonstrable within the service on an ongoing basis

To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients/ clients, visitors and staff

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1yr 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' (EMHP) course OR Children's Wellbeing Practitioner course (CWP)


  • Teaching qualification
  • Mental Health Related Qualification



  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families, and others
  • Experience of the delivery of specific therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families (e.g. CBT, solution focused brief therapy)


  • Experience of working with children and their families in an education setting
  • Experience of navigating complex social systems and environments, who may have conflicting priorities or agendas

Knowledge & Skills


  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health assessments and interventions with children and families
  • Ability to conduct group parenting programmes
  • Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate it appropriately


  • Ability to teach others about mental health issues
  • Well developed record keeping skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


The New Horsefair Clinic

27 St Augustines Road


PE13 3AD

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