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CYP Wellbeing / Education Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum, inc. HCAS
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner / Education Mental Health Practitioner - Band 5

Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service is expanding and seeking to recruit Education Wellbeing Practitioners (EMHP) or Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP).

The post holders will work within the Schools Mental Health Support Team, (situated within CAMHS) delivering, under supervision, high quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties within primary and secondary school settings.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assess and deliver, under supervision outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in line with the CWP/EMHP intervention models.
  • Working in partnership, support children, young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their families in the self-management of presenting difficulties.
  • Working in partnership with members of the Mental Health Support Team, deliver a range of workshop, group and whole school interventions within education settings to children, young people, parents and members of the wider school community.

  • Applicants should be aware that they must have completed and passed the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner or Education Mental Health Practitioner training. Local knowledge of Tower Hamlets and its diverse range of cultures and ethnic groups is desirable.

    About us

    East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. In Tower Hamlets, the Trust provides high standard mental health services for children and young people based on strong partnerships with the Borough's education and social care services, community health services and voluntary/third sector agencies.

    Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. Poplar and Limehouse Ward report over 58% of children living in poverty. There is a high prevalence of mental health difficulties amongst young people and a high proportion of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). ).

    In December 2018, Tower Hamlets was named a trailblazer site to pilot the Green Paper Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision initiatives to improve mental health support in school settings, including the establishment of Mental Health Support Teams (MHST). The Green Paper ambitions fit with Tower Hamlets existing strategic direction for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, to build capacity for early intervention and prevention across local partnerships.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for details.

    For additional information please see contact details below.

    Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
    • Evidence of ability to study successfully at undergraduate level or the equivalent
    • Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner Qualification from accredited training provider OR
    • Education Mental Health Practitioner Qualification from accredited training provider. Please note that due to the nature of this project, all candidates without the CWP or EMHP qualification will be rejected.
    Desirable
    • Psychology or other health /social care/youth related undergraduate degree
    • Other relevant postgraduate degree
    Experience and Knowledge Essential
    • Experience of working with children and/or young people and families
    • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and the role of the family in supporting children and young people's emotional well-being
    • Understanding of systems and contexts in which children and young people are likely to live
    • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes
    • Demonstrates an understanding of common mental health problems experienced by children and young people
    • Understands why it is essential to use evidence-based interventions when possible
    • Experience in providing manualised CWP/EMHP interventions for children and young people experiencing, mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties.
    • Experience of MDT working
    Desirable
    • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties
    • Experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. ASC, ADHD, Mild-moderate LD)
    • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes
    • Able to identify common mental health problems in children and young people
    • Understands why collecting feedback from children, young people and parents is important


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