MHST Education Mental Health or Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

View more

Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
We are looking for qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners or Childrens Wellbeing Practitioners to work within our Mental Health Support Team to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in an evolving service.

X2 permanent roles in the Broxtowe MHST
X1 fixed term 12 month maternity cover for Broxtowe MHST
  • Delivering evidence-based, early intervention for children and young people in education settings with mild to moderate mental health problems, working with a range of professionals to direct best practice, in a holistic, and child centred way.
  • Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services
  • Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify mental health and wellbeing needs, promoting a Whole School Approach and embedding a positive ethos and attitude to mental health and wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity to be involved in a new and exciting trailblazing team hosted within CAMHS, as a joint initiative between health and education. The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) is a new service available in certain Nottinghamshire schools. We have been a trailblazer site for the project and have been the first site nationally to go live in December 2019.

You will work with a variety of agencies to ensure a quality service is provided. You will work alongside the team to deliver parent, staff well-being and 1:1 session to children and young people.

There may be an opportunity in future to undertake the whole school approach module of the CYP IAPT EMHP syllabus, participation in this training would be expected for this role, once it becomes available. Funding and time would be given within the role for this to be completed for persons without an EMHP qualification.

You must either be a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner or a Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner and have obtained the relevant CYP IAPT Post Graduate Diploma qualification following the completion of a CYP IAPT approved training in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People (C&Y IAPT).

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsHealthcare

Job description
Job responsibilities

1. Assess and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions (either directly or using a remote approach, individual or group) in educational settings for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, working at all times in collaboration with and giving respect to the education function of the setting in which you are deployed.2. Work in partnership to support children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their parents/carers, families and educators in the self-management of presenting difficulties.3. Work in effective, evidence-based partnership with children, young people, their families and their educators in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.4. Support and empower children, young people, their parents/carers and families and their educators to make informed choices about the interventions being offered.5. Operate at all times from an inclusive values base, which recognises and respects diversity.6. Accept referrals according to agreed local and national protocols.7. Undertake and record accurate assessments of risk and operate clear risk management processes in line with locally agreed procedures including the safeguarding protocols of the educational setting and Local Safeguarding Board guidance.8. Adhere to all regulations, processes and procedures within the educational service to which you are attached within the educational setting where you are working including (but not limited to) HR policies, training requirements, referral protocols, and emergency procedures. Signpost referrals of children with more complex needs to a locally identified appropriate relevant service9. Through case management, supervision and any other relevant local pathway, escalate cases where the level of need or risk is beyond the scope of your practice.10. Provide a range of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments, primarily guided self-help.11. Practice, evidence and demonstrate an ability to manage ones own caseload in conjunction with the requirements of the team.12. Attend multi-disciplinary and multi-agency meetings relating to referrals or children and young people in treatment, where appropriate.13. Keep clear, professionally coherent records of all activity in line with both health and education service protocols and use these records and outcome data to inform decision making.14. Complete all requirements relating to data collection.15. Assess and integrate issues relating to transitions, education and training/employment into the overall therapeutic process.16. Work within a collaborative approach involving a range of relevant others when indicated.17. Contribute to the development of individual or group clinical materials or training materials, and in addition to develop such materials independently as falls within own degree of competence, and under direction of the wider team.18. Continue to apply learning gained on the training program directly to practice.19. Prepare and present case load information to supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis to ensure safe practice and the governance obligations of the trainee, supervisor and service are delivered.20. Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in practice.21. Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and practice.22. To disseminate research and service evaluation findings in appropriate formats through agreed channels.23. To support schools to adopt a Whole School Approach to mental health and wellbeing.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification
  • Relevant EMHP Post Graduate Diploma qualification Following the compltion of a CYP IAPT approved training in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People (C&Y IAPT)
  • Registration with relevant professional body

  • Educated to Degree level
  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with children and families eg CBT systemic, solution focused, play therapy

Contractual Requirements
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

  • Proven post qualification experience of working in and with schools
  • Experience of Multi agency work
  • Skills and experience of working with children, young people and families around a range of emotional/mental health, behavioural and additional health or developmental needs.
  • Experience of teaching groups of professionals and parents

  • Evidence of the ability to use and provide clinical supervision
  • Community experience, working in schools and with families

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and documents pertaining to children (e.g. Children's Act, Mental Health Act, NSF, Every Child Matters, Future In Mind)
  • Knowledge and experience of provision of evidence based emotional/mental health assessment Knowledge and experience of the provision of different models of therapy and interventions
  • Ability to manage a defined caseload as required and participate in case management supervision.
  • Organise own work schedule
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with Trust policies and procedure
  • Ability to be an autonomous practitioner whilst being able to work as an integral part of a multi agency locality team
  • Be committed to anti discriminatory/ anti oppressive practice and equal opportunity

  • Ability to use electronic data recording systems
  • Knowledge and application of behaviour programmes and support for parents of children with emotional health problems

  • Ability to identify training needs and prepare and deliver training packages for parents and teaching staff.
  • Ability to offer individual and group therapeutic interventions.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert