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Education Mental Health Practitioner/Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Mental Health Support Team as a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)/Children's Wellbeing Practitioner at Band 5 (Agenda for Change). This is a diverse role, and an opportunity to make a real difference in outcomes for children, young people, and families by offering early support and intervention.

The Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) support children and young people aged 5-18 within school and college settings who are presenting with mental health or emotional wellbeing problems which are of a low to moderate level of complexity and/or intensity.

The post holder will support several allocated education settings offering support to children and young people and their families. A key part of the role is around implementing Public Health England's Whole School Approach, part of which will be to deliver training, workshops and assemblies to the wider educational communities and promote awareness of mental health within the educational settings.

For more information, please contact Sam White

Main duties of the job

As an MHST practitioner, you will hold a caseload of young people, providing interventions for mild-moderate mental health needs using Low-Intensity CBT and other evidence based interventions. You will also lead in implementing the Whole School Approach within your allocated settings by providing regular consultation, advice and training to professionals.

You will receive regular managerial and clinical supervision to support you throughout this role. There will be opportunity to access internal training as well as identification of other development needs via your appraisal.

This is advertised as full-time post operating Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, however other working patterns can be considered and base can be negotiated.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life . Visit beinlincolnshire.comto find out more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description and Person Specification for full details of duties

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.

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.

Act as main contact for allocated schools and cover other schools in the team according to need.

Person Specification



  • Education Mental Health Practitioner or Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner qualification Registered with the BABCP or BPS as a CWP or EMHP (or applied for this)


  • A further relevant degree qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid trained



  • Experience of delivering low intensity CBT interventions to children and young people
  • Experience of working with children and their families in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of delivering whole school approach work
  • 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 the delivery of other therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families
  • 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



  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with children
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with families
  • Ability to conduct group therapeutic interventions with children and their families
  • Ability to conduct group parenting programmes
  • Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments of children and young people
  • Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate appropriately
  • Ability take appropriate action to mitigate or manage risk


  • Ability to teach others about mental health issues



  • Knowledge of educational environments
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent issues including Gillick competence


  • Knowledge of the functional operation of children and young peoples services

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Beaconfield Resource Centre

Beacon Lane


NG31 9DF

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