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Educational Wellbeing Practitioner (EWP)

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum incl. of HCAs
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Mental Health Support Team's (MHSTs) are a new service designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in education settings. They are made up of senior clinicians, CAMHS Practitioners and Education Wellbeing Practitioners (EWPs). They will be based across education settings as an additional resource within a whole-system approach to promote resilience and wellbeing, support earlier intervention, enable appropriate signposting and deliver evidence-based support, care and interventions.

The MHSTwill partner with their education settings to design a bespokeoffer, based on the school's individual needs and will work with the mental health services that are already in place, such as counselling,educational psychology, school nurses, pastoral care, educational welfare officers, VCSEs, the local authority, including children's social care, andNHS Children and Young People Mental Health Services (CYPMHS).

Our MHST currently works with 14 schools the successful candidate will be employed by Croydon CAMHS where the MHST deliver emotional wellbeing interventions using Guided Self Help strategies.

Main duties of the job

As an qualified EWP you will have successfully completed training as a trainee EMHP/CWP. You will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and capabilities to work as a qualified EMHP/CWP, as an autonomous and responsible practitioner within your scope of practice, alongside education and health colleagues.

You will be confident in providing manualised 1-1 and group interventions based on Guided Self Help with young people and families in anxiety, low mood and behaviours that challenge.

You are expected to liaise and work effectively with the wider network around the child including educational, social care, family and health.

Support and facilitate activities under the PHE whole school approach framework.

Improve access to mental health and wellbeing support, working with cultural diverse populations and adapting services to improve access.

About us

Croydon MHST is a friendly and supportive team who have developed a close partnership with local schools in providing lowintensity interventions, creating workshops and groups and adapting services to meet the needs of schools, young people and families inCroydon in line with CYP-IAPT principles.

Job description Job responsibilities

There is a requirement to work with schools remotely and face to face in delivering low level Guided Self Help to Young People and Families. This will be across various educational settings within the Croydon wave 1 school cluster, remote working from home and Croydon CAMHS.

EWPs play a key role as members of the Mental Health Support Team, who will have the responsibility for delivering schools' whole school approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1yr 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' post graduate diploma or completion of Certificate in Children's Wellbeing Practice (CWP), with post qualification experience as a CWP and experience of working in schools.
Desirable
  • 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 liaising and working effectively with the wider network around the child including educational, social care, family and health.
  • Experience of working with cultural diverse populations and adapting services to improve access.
Desirable
  • Experience of liaising and working effectively with the wider network around the child including educational, social care, family and health.
  • Experience of assessing and meeting the communication needs of the schools to deliver psycho-education on mental health or emotional wellbeing to different groups including parents, teaching staff and young people.
  • Experience of adapting resources to be able to delivery online/ via phone/ google classroom
Abilities Essential
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with children and families.
  • Ability to conduct group parenting and group young person programmes
  • Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group
  • Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate it appropriately and to take appropriate action to mitigate or manage


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