Education Mental Health Practitioner

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£29,553 to £36,265 a year pa inc
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Full Time
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2 posts

Fixed Term: 2 years

Bexley CAMHS,Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

Bexley CAMHS was successful is securing a bid to provide two Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) within Bexley London Borough education settings. Bexley MHST commenced in January 2021 and has been fully operational since January 2022.

The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. There is a specific focus on developing more access to helping and improving the general culture of emotional support within all primary and secondary schools. Working alongside community partners the Mental Health Support Team is part of Bexley CAMHS schools pathway.

For further enquiries please contact: Jenny Eldred, MHST Team Manager, Bexley CAMHS ( or tele: 0203 260 5200.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner to join our now fully established team.


We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is passionate about improving health outcomes for children and young people. Applicants should have completed the required post grad training and have previous experience working with children and young people in either a health or educational setting.

The post holder will work within Bexley education settings providing low intensity manualised 1:1 guided self-help interventions, groups and workshops to children, young people and families. In addition, they will support the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing within a number of local Bexley primary and secondary schools.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

The postholder must have completed the relevant post grad training (outlined in the person specification) and be able to provide a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self- management interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression and/or behavioural difficulties.

The post- holder will work for Bexley CAMHS providing a service to a number of Bexley education settings.

Please see attached Job Description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Undergraduate degree, upper second class or above, in Psychology or related subject
  • Successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1yr 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' post graduate diploma
  • AND/OR Successful completion of Certificate in Children's Wellbeing Practice (CWP), with post qualification experience as a CWP and experience of working in schools.
  • Evidence of CPD - Continuous Professional Development in Child and Adolescent Mental Health or Family work training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others in educational and health settings with mild to moderate mental health problems.
  • Experience of delivering specific therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families (e.g. Guided Self Help, CBT, parent work)
  • Experience of assessing children and young people who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services.
  • Ability to conduct other group therapeutic interventions with children and their families
  • Experience of liaising and working effectively with the wider network around the child including educational, social care, family and health.
  • Experience of adapting resources to be able to deliver online/ via phone/ Google classroom etc

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