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Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

Pennine Care NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Qualified EMHP Post in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale MHST . #joinUsBeYou Delivering CBT Evidence-Based Interventions for children and young people, with mild to moderate mental health problems, in Education Settings. Applicants must have successfully completed the 1year Post Graduate Certificate 'Education Mental Health Practitioner(EMHP)' course or the CY-PWP course in order to be considered for shortlisting.

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 educational environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services.

Working with low level risk and recognise higher level risk, escalating thisappropriately to relevant services

Main duties of the job

Delivering outcome focused, Evidence-Based Interventions in Educational Settings for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

Developing skills in supporting children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, their parents/carers, families and educators in the self-management of presenting difficulties.

Developing and practicing Evidence-Based skills and working in partnership with children, young people, their families and educators in the development of treatment plans for the specific intervention and agreeing outcomes.

Work in collaboration with children and young people and where appropriate parents/carers to formulate and develop agreed treatment plan.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our#PennineCarePeople

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification and ensure you relate your supporting information section to the criteria below as this is ultimately what you'll be shortlisted against.

Person Specification



  • Experience of managing a caseload of children and young people with a range of mild and moderate mental health needs
  • Working within a community mental health setting.
  • Experience of delivering evidence based psychological interventions
  • Experience of delivering groupbased interventions.
  • Experience of providing psychological interventions in Educational Settings
  • Experience of working with children and families and a hospital or community setting.
  • Experience of working within mental health service



  • Understanding of CYP-IAPT Principles including the use of Routine Outcome Measures
  • An understanding of Safeguarding responsibilities and the importance of multi-agency working for children and families in the community.
  • An understanding of Child Development.
  • Working Knowledge of the educational system in England
  • Understanding how difficulties can be maintained by the wider system and family.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to assess, plan and implement care programmes for young people with complex emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.
  • Ability to observe, listen and communicate effectively, verbally and non-verbally with young people and their families. Insight into clients' perceptions and ability to empathise
  • Ability to recognise own limits and seek appropriate support.
  • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing people / children and young people experiencing emotional and or mental health problems.
  • Ability to deliver a range of therapeutic techniques which can be incorporated into one to one and / or group interventions.



  • Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Health Practice for Children and Young People (EMHP Qualification) OR CYPWP qualification.
  • BABCP and or BPS registered/registerable or working towards registration


  • Training in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or within a Psychological Therapy.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT



Argyle Parade


OL10 3RY

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