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Mental Health Practitioner - MHST

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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 Bolton area as part of the mental health support team.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering interventions within a new Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in identified schools and colleges and for the 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, developing support plans for children and young peopleon a regular basis and discuss in clinical supervision any issues thatneeds addressing.To provide low level intervention including behavioural activation,CBT informed worry and anxiety management interventions, gradedexposure, sleep and stress management, behavioural experiments.Ensuring adaptions of practice for CYP with Autistic SpectrumCondition, learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity andneurodiversity.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.

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

The MHST Mental Health Practitioner will be responsible for delivering interventions within Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in schools and colleges, whilst receiving clinical supervision and be expected to work in schools closely with school staff to support CYP, their families and staff to foster a whole school approach to mental well-being.

The Mental Health Practitioner will play a key role in
  • Forming strong working relations with a variety of stakeholders
  • Providing consultations to education colleagues and support education setting to embed a whole school approach to wellbeing
  • Developing and delivering evidence-based individual and group time limited interventions to young people within education settings
  • Evidencing the outcomes of the MHST service
  • Providing clinical supervision to trainee Education Mental Health practitioners

The Mental Health Practitioner in the Mental Health Support Team will provide day to day clinical and supervisory support for the Education Mental Health Practitioners and Trainees (EMHP).

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant therapeutic qualification brief intervention qualification CBT, EMHP, CYWP
  • Experience of delivering mild to moderate brief intervention in education settings.
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding and knowledge of psychological models of brief intervention
  • Knowledge of Thrive framework, graduated approach of stepped care

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