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Education Mental Health Practitioner Brent MHST

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inc. Outer HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary:

Band 5 MHST EMHP/CWP Practitioners work closely with young people and families, parents and carer's and staff in schools and play an important contribution in how people experience our services. Band 5 Practitioner are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide by:

keeping the people who using our services as safe as possible through the use of sound clinical skills and effective risk assessments

ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes by using up-to-date skills and adhering to evidence-based policies and procedures

ensuring the people using our services have a good experience by respecting, empowering and working in partnership with people throughout the care planning process

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care.

As a Band 5 Practitioners you will work alongside more experienced mental health practitioners, other health professionals and EMHP/CWP peers delivering a service to schools.

As a team you will work together to ensure that the team is working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.

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Main duties of the job

Applicants must be a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or CYP Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) or an equivalent qualification with experience of working with Children and Young People in Mental Health Services or Schools in the provision of individual and group treatments.

Brent Mental Health Support Team is looking for qualified EMHP, CWP, Wellbeing Practitioners with experience of working with Children and Young People in Mental Health Services in the delivery of individual and group treatments in school settings. We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic practitioners who are creative in their approach and passionate about improving health outcomes for children and young people.

You will work alongside EMHPs, Mental Health Practitioners and a Senior Clinical Leads to support the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people based in participating schools in Brent.

Brent MHST works with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health presentations attending schools in the area.

CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction.

For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Pegrum (Team Lead) or Marta Krajewska (Senior Supervisor)

About us

Central and North West London NHS Trust expects all Band 5 Practitioners to act in a way which shows you understand our core values and are willing to put them into practice with young people, their friend's family, carers, teachers and other staff members.

As a Band 5 Practitioner we expect you to show COMPASSION, contribute to a caring and kind environment and recognise that what you do and say helps can make the lives of others better

We expect you to RESPECT everyone and acknowledge and welcome people's differences rather than ignore them or see them as problematic.

We expect you to EMPOWER others and continually try to provide information, resources and support to help others make their own decisions and meet their own needs.

We expect you to work in PARTNERSHIP and behave in a way that shows that you recognise that commissioners and users of our services are the people who generate and pay for our work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Deliverables:

To allow the post holder, with appropriate supervision, to work as an autonomous and responsible practitioner as their training affords and within the scope of their local job description, to engage in:

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

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

Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings 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.

Group/Whole school approach implementation/Consultation on referrals.

And to use the acquired 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.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner or CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Or / Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker with additional CBT qualification


  • A further relevant degree qualification
  • Teaching qualification

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others in a healthcare or school setting
  • Experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
  • Experience of working with anxiety disorders
  • Experience of working with affective disorders
  • Experience of the delivery of specific low intensity therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families (e.g. CBT, solution focused brief therapy
  • Ability to conduct other group therapeutic interventions with children and their families


  • Experience of working with children and their families in an education setting
  • Experience of monitoring and recording outcome measures for children's emotional wellbeing
  • Experience of navigating complex social systems and environments, who may have conflicting priorities or agendas
  • Experience of working with looked after children
  • Experience of working with other vulnerable groups



  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Able to maintain electronic patient records and use microsoft word



  • Access to car or other motor vehicle for use for work purposes.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Monks Park Clinic

4 Monks Park



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