Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Scarborough and Malton
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to be part of a new, exciting and innovative service working with young people with an ethos of prevention and early intervention?

In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Mental Health Support Teams (named by children and young people in the region as Wellbeing in Mind teams) are an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England. We currently have 5 Wellbeing in Mind teams across North Yorkshire, which are embedded within education settings

We are looking to recruit an Education Mental Health Practitioner, the successful candidate will be employed on a full time basis and be part of a team delivering support to schools and colleges in Scarborough and Ryedale

Applicants must have successfully completed the 1yr Post Graduate Certificate 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' course and evidence meeting the essential criteria listed in the person specification within the job description.

Main duties of the job

The Wellbeing in Mind team has 3 functions:
  • Support the development of a whole-school or college approach to wellbeing. This can include, but is not limited to, supporting sites to develop and implement mental health and wellbeing policies, development of resources, supporting campaigns and delivering training, assemblies and PHSE curriculum.
  • Provide timely advice and consultation to education staff. This is designed to support teaching staff to build their skills and confidence in supporting the wellbeing needs of their students/pupils. This is offered in both a formal and informal way.
  • Undertake direct assessments and intervention for young people within education. We offer a low intensity service model, predominantly using cognitive-behavioural therapy.

  • Each function accounts for a third of the team's workload.

    Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

    About us

    We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

    We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

    Our values

    The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
    • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
    • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
    • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

    Job description Job responsibilities

    The post holder will develop knowledge and practice skills in deliveringevidence-based interventions for young people in education settings with mild to moderate mental health problems.

    Helping young people within these settings who present with more severeproblems to rapidly access more specialist services.

    Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and, where appropriate, to manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

    Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services

    Develop an understanding of what schools already do to support theemotional wellbeing and positive mental health of students

    The post holder will evidence development of these skills, and associatedknowledge acquisition, to record and evidence progression towardsaccreditation as an EMHP

    Receive supervision and support in the delivery of outcome focused,evidence-based interventions in educational settings for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

    Developing skills in supporting children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, their parents/carers, families, and educators in the self-management of presenting difficulties.

    Developing and practicing evidence-based skills receiving supervisorysupport of working in partnership with children, young people, their families and educators in the development of plans for the specific intervention and agreeing outcomes.

    Maintaining, developing and learning the skills required in order to enablechildren and young people in education, and where appropriateparents/carers to collaborate and coproduce their own agreed plan of care.

    Show evidence, in a variety of forms, that at all times assessment andintervention is provided from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.

    Discuss with supervisors and accept appropriate referrals for children andyoung people in educational settings, according to agreed local and national referral routes, processes and procedures.

    To accurately undertake assessments of risk to self and others, and to seeksupervisory support if needed.

    Learn, understand, rationalise and adhere to the protocols within theeducational service(s) to which the post holder is attached.

    Engage along with more senior staff in the signposting of referrals forchildren and young people with more complex needs to the relevant service.

    Engage in robust managerial and clinical supervision, identifying the scopeof practice of the individual postholder within the role, and working safelywithin that scope.

    Gain and practice a range of interventions related to provision of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments, primarily guided self-help.

    Practice, evidence, reflect on and demonstrate an ability to manage onesown caseload in conjunction with the requirements of the team.

    Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals or children and young people in treatment, where appropriate, both forpersonal educational benefit in discussion with supervisors, or to providedirect assistance.

    Show evidence of working within a collaborative approach, involving a range of relevant others when indicated. Specifically, work in collaboration with teachers and other educational staff, parents, children, young people and the wider community to enhance and broaden access to mental healthservices.

    Contribute to the development of individual or group clinical materials ortraining materials and go on to develop further such materials as falls within own degree of competence.

    Work in partnership with other health, social care and educationcolleagues adopting a multiagency approach to support individuals.

    To work in collaboration with CAMHS colleagues in developing the coreoffer for children, young people and families.

    Work co-productively with young people and their carers and families asappropriate.

    Maintain awareness of current development in Children and YoungPeoples practice, best practice, trends, issues and research in mentalhealth, education and related topics in line with the directorate businessplan by attending lectures, seminars as identified with Service Managerand/or Clinical Lead.

    Develop oneself and contribute to the development of others.

    Undertake, lead and participate in surveys and audits as necessary.

    To facilitate training to educational staff and students around emotionalwellbeing.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Successful completion of a Health Education England commissioned 1 year Post Graduate Diploma (Educational Mental Health Practitioner)
    • BSc Hons
    • Qualification related to childrens and young peoples services (e.g. youth work qualification)
    Skills Essential
    • Computer literate - evidence of using computer programmes
    • Knowledge of the educational system in England
    • Knowledge of children and young people gained through academic study in child development, child wellbeing or mental health
    • ECDL or equivalent IT qualification
    • Experience of working as a band 5 EMHP
    Experience Essential
    • Previous experience of working with people in a care or education setting
    • Experience with working with children and young people or in an education setting
    Other Essential
    • Time Management and Organisational Skills

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