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Trained Education Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Full Time
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We are excited to be part of the National Trailblazer Mental Health Support Team in NHS Children and Family Health Devon. This team is located in Torbay& South Devon covering a range of primary and secondary schools. We are looking for a trained Education Mental Health Practitioner to join this fast developing service.

In line with the governments priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England.

Successful candidates will be employed full-time and based in Mental Health Support Teams, which will be responsible for the delivery of mental health support across a range of educational settings in the regions.

£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata (Band 5).

This post is Maternity Cover for six months

Main duties of the job

You will have already completed and passed the Education Mental Health Practitioner Training or completed the Children Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Training and have extensive experience working in schools with the ability to demonstrate this and the Whole School Approach model at interview.

About us

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of six NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure to deliver locality-placed based, integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to wide-ranging consultation with our service users and communities.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training. We actively engage service users and their families in co-design which is facilitated by a dedicated young persons lead role who also works closely with Young Devon who provide additional co-design and feedback through the Devon young peoples champions group.

Our Children and Young People say

We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached to this advert which will provide full information on this role.

To provide emotional and mental health assessments and evidenced-based therapeutic interventions to children/young people and their families who have been referred with a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. To provide support to the school community developing and building on their whole school approach

Within this role the post holder will:

Hold an appropriate caseload and undertake a key worker role for children with emotional and mental health needs in the community.

Using a strengths-based approach; ensure clinical effectiveness through the use of evidence-based interventions, goal-based, collaborative practice and routine outcome measures.

With supervision, undertake assessments, including risk assessments, contribute to care planning and deliver evidence-based interventions in collaboration with children/young people and families/carers.

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team offering early help in community settings and offering a range of individual, group and family focussed evidence-based interventions.

Provide support to, and work with, other professionals across agencies in the community including health, social care and education, to meet the needs of children/young people and families/carers.

To promote and support participation of service users across the service.

Ensure clinical effectiveness through the use of evidence-based interventions, goal-based, collaborative practice and routine outcome measures.

Work in collaboration with school communities providing supervision, consultation, training and all aspects of the whole school approach

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • QT1 CYP IAPT accredited Education Mental Health Practitioner Training Essential
  • QT3 Training in an evidence-based therapeutic approach. Essential
  • QT4 Evidence of relevant CPD. Desirable
Communication, Analytical and Judgement Essential
  • Communication and Working Relationship Skills
  • C1 The ability to work collaboratively with service users and their families/carers, adapting your approach
  • according to the individual needs of the child to demonstrate excellent communication and interaction
  • skills.
  • Essential
  • C2 The ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team. Essential
  • C3 The ability to engage with a wide range of professionals and work in partnership with other agencies
  • to meet the needs of the child/young person.
  • Essential
  • C4 The ability to present information in a variety of formats, both written and verbal, in a professional,
  • clear and organised manner.
  • Essential
  • C5 The ability to keep timely, accurate and legible clinical notes in line with organisational and
  • professional guidelines.
  • Essential
  • Analytical & Judgemental Skills
  • AJ1 Ability to write clear, concise and professional clinical notes and complete other relevant
  • documentation.
  • Essential
  • AJ2 Ability to use your own judgement and work independently whilst having an ability to seek help,
  • supervision and support when appropriate.
  • Essential
Experience Essential
  • E1 Experience of engaging/ working with children, young people, families and carers with mental health needs and undertaking specialist mental health assessments in the community, including risk assessments
  • Essential
  • E2 Experience of providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children and young people with mental health problems.
  • Essential
  • E3 Experience of collaborative working in community settings, with professionals across a range of agencies in health, social care and education.
  • Essential
  • E4 Experience that evidences an ability to tend to diversity and work in a way that promotes antidiscriminatory practice.
  • Essential
  • E5 Experience of safeguarding children and ensuring the safety of young people in partnership with other agencies as appropriate.
  • Essential
  • E6 Experience of working clinically with the ability to take on responsibility, make decisions and seek support as needed.
  • Essential
  • E7 Experience of using outcome measures collaboratively with children and young people to inform and
  • improve practice.
  • Desirable

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