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Mental Health Practitioner - MHST

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
*** Applicants must have EMHP and CYPWP qualifications to apply ***

This is an exciting opportunity to work in Children's and Young Peoples (CYP) Mental Health sector. You will play an important part in a forward-thinking service delivering interventions into schools within the Wigan borough as part of the mental health support team in schools.The post holder will be responsible for delivering interventions within a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in identified schools and colleges and for the clinical supervision of Education Mental Health Practitioners within the team.The post-holder will be have completed the HEE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing Practice for children and young people and have previous consolidated post graduate experience of working with young people with emotional and mental health issues.

In addition, you will have extensive experience of delivering evidenced-based CBT interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural problems to CYP both individually and in groups.

Main duties of the job

Delivering consultation to school staff in education settings. Toassess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that are agreedwith the child and caregiver in accordance with best practice.To ensure comprehensive risk assessment of children, young peopleand families and that risk management plans are in place anddocumented.To develop and review whole school mental health initiativesalongside young people, school staff, senior leads and parents.To provide 1:1 brief intervention for mild to moderate mental healthproblems.To provide low level intervention including behavioural activation,CBT informed worry and anxiety management interventions, gradedexposure, sleep and stress management, behavioural experiments.To evaluate the success of intervention at regular intervals usingRoutine Outcome Measures (ROMS)To liaise with schools and other agencies in terms of informationgathering and sharing.To offer parent consultation, support and advice and parent led CBTapproaches.To inform local child protection co-ordinator and senior clinicians ofany concerns regarding protection issues.To gain feedback on experience through session rating scales,experience of service questionnaires.To see families/children in the setting most appropriate for effectiveand efficient care.Supervising the clinical practice of Education mental health practitioners.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

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



  • oCore profession with valid registration of professional body e.g. RMN, Social Work or equivalent post graduate accreditable qualification CBT, EMHP, CYWP.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development in the field of child and adolescent mental health


  • Completion of a CYP improving access to psychological therapies certificate.



  • The post holder should: oExperience of assessment and delivering evidence based mental health interventions including low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy interventions. oExperience of Multi-disciplinary working within a CAMHS setting oExperience and knowledge of implementing safeguarding procedures for children and adults. oExperience in utilising and interpreting routine outcome measures in practice. oExperience of peer supervision, supervising colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team and consultation in other agency settings.


  • oExperience of supporting young people in an educational setting



  • oUnderstanding of child and adolescent development. oKnowledge of risk assessment and safety planning. oKnowledge of legislation related to children and/or adolescent's mental health and social care e.g. Mental Health Act, Child Protection and Safeguarding of Vulnerable Children etc oUnderstanding and knowledge of psychological models of brief intervention.


  • oAbility to teach and train others using multi-media materials suitable for presentation within public. oLevel of knowledge of research methodology and data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of child and adolescent mental health.

skills abilities


  • oAbility to utilise CYP assessment skills and routine outcome measures effectively including suitability and risk assessments. oAbility to apply therapeutic knowledge to clinical practice. oEffective communication skills in respond to a variety of needs and situation. oGood organisational/time management skills with the ability to manage own workload, organise own time and diary, and meet deadlines. oAbility to work autonomously in the community and use own initiative and make appropriate decisions. oMust demonstrate a commitment to the overall vision of the development of the professional group of mental health practitioners in education settings. oKnowledge and experience of using Microsoft word applications, including PowerPoint and excel.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT



155-157 Manchester Road



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