1wte (37.5hrs) B6 Specialist Education Mental Health Practitioner Based in the Mental Health Support Team (Reflexions) - Walsall To commence training in January 2023 (successful candidates must be able to start in post 3rd January 2022 for induction prior to commencing university studies)
We have an exciting opportunity as part of a joint venture between CAMHS and Educational Psychology for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to be part of the Children's and Young People's Mental Health Support Teams (Reflexions) across the Black Country.
Main duties of the job
The Reflexions team can provide the opportunity to further develop work within the field of young people's mental health and wellbeing with a focus on development of whole school approaches to mental health and wellbeing and the development of the think family approaches within the schools environment.
The mental health support teams are jointly provided by the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust CAMHS teams and the Educational Psychology Teams and provide CBT, guided self-help, parenting and whole school approaches.
The post holder will be knowledgable and experienced in mental health problems and psychiatric disorders and will be expected to carry out in-depth mental health assessments including risk assessments where required. The postholder will also need to be the link worker between the team and the educational settings to ensure that children and young people receive the most appropriate care and interventions and well as being experienced in multi-agency working. Support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person will also need to be provided.
The post holder will work in partnership with the Reflexions Team Leader and Clinical Lead to further develop the partnership working that is currently taking place between Education, Local Authority, CCG and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
Applicants should be experienced in mental health at a senior level with the required clinical skills to support the Mental Health Support Teams project. Experience of recent working with schools and delivering mental health promotional collaborative work in such an arena is vital in order to be able to fulfill the role.
Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies such as Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities amongst others as and when required. Applicants must also have experience of managing staff.
Job description Job responsibilities
This post is subject to an enhanced with childrens and adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
For further details please contact:
Zoe Gilbert, Service Manager for Mental Health Support Teams In Schools (Reflexions) on email@example.com. Interviews scheduled for 5th and 6th October 2022
Person Specification Criteria Essential
- Core professional qualification relevant to mental health e.g. nursing with specialism, in mental health or learning disability nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work
- Significant and relevant experience of working with children or young people with emerging mental health needs
- CYP IAPT low intensity supervisor training or willing to undertake this training.
- Experience of continued professional development or skills based training in counselling or delivering mental health interventions in young people to support emotional health and wellbeing up to degree of equivalent level.
- Experience of working in a community environment
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