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Band 5 Education Mental Health Practitioner - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Mental Health in Schools Support Teams project is the new initiative funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with aims of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. MHST's offer low intensity cognitive behaviour interventions to children and young people with low-moderate mental health difficulties. The interventions will be (mostly) delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision, sixth form and further education colleges).

AWP are working in partnership with Off the Record (OTR) to co-deliver this model in BNSSG area with the workforce being employed equally across both organisations. We have three teams already and have a full time vacancy for a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner to join one of our teams.

Main duties of the job

We will be looking for the following experience, skills and qualities in you:
  • You must have completed, or waiting for confirmation of your EMHP qualification.
  • You will have experience in working with children in Educational settings.
  • You will have experience of offering professional consultations to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person, as this will also form part of the role.
  • You must have excellent communication skills and be able to network with other agencies. You have high standards of writing clear, precise and defensible documentation and are able to guide and promote this quality marker in the workforce.
  • You are passionate about participation and including YP and their parents in all aspects of our design and delivery.
  • You are also a key advocate for addressing cultural differences and inequalities, and want to work with us on breaking down any internal and external systemic barriers to improve access and support for children and their families.

About us

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

This role will have three key functions:
  • You will offer a range of low intensity CBT evidence based interventions used to support young peoples mental health, alongside using a whole schools systems approach in your allocated education settings.
  • You will join an MHST in training, so will be expected to buddy up and support your EMHP colleagues who are presently working towards their post graduate EMHP qualification.
  • You will be a supportive influence and work alongside the EMHP Supervisors in the fortnightly team based clinical skills supervision.

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • EMHP qualification
    • Experience working with children in Education
    • Relevant Degree or Qualification prior to EMHP course
    • Previous experience working with children in other settings

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