MHST Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£31,365 to £37,890 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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At MK MHST we work with young people with mild to moderate mental health presentations in schools.

This is an exciting opportunity in a developing and innovative service. The post holder will be responsible for delivering interventions within a new Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in identified schools and colleges in the central areas of Milton Keynes and the supervisor for the supervision of Education Mental Health Practitioners in the team.

You will have completed the HEE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice (EMHP) or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing Practice for children and young people (CWP); or be a qualified health care professional (eg Nurse, Social Worker or OT) and will have some level of formal CBT training. You will have previous consolidated post graduate experience of working with young people with emotional and mental health issues; and extensive experience of delivering evidenced-based CBT interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural problems to CYP both individually and in groups.

You will be expected to work in schools closely with school staff to support CYP, their families and staff to foster a whole school approach to mental well-being.

This role requires flexibility and adaptability and above all, a passion for working with children and young people with mental health difficulties within an educational context.

Main duties of the job

Applicants who have not yet completed the PG Certificate in Supervision for Children and Young People's Services (CBT/PT/EMHP/CWP/CYPWP) or equivalent, will be required to successfully undertake the training at the earliest opportunity.

The purpose of the team is to
  • Provide evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues.
  • Support the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce or develop their whole school or college approach.
  • Give timely advice to school and college staff, and collaborating closely with external specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education.


CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction

For an informal discussion please contact Mary Ann Monaghan Team Manager maryann.monaghan@nhs.net and Paul Davies Clinical Lead paul.davies72@nhs.net

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description Job responsibilities

The Mental Health Practitioner will be responsible for delivering interventions within Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in schools and colleges, whilst receiving clinical supervision and be expected to work in schools closely with school staff to support CYP, their families and staff to foster a whole school approach to mental well-being.

The mental health practitioner will play a key role in
  • Forming strong working relations with a variety of stakeholders
  • Providing consultations to education colleagues and support education setting to embed a whole school approach to wellbeing
  • Developing and delivering evidence-based individual and group time limited interventions to young people within education settings
  • Evidencing the outcomes of the MHST service
  • Providing clinical supervision to trainee Education and Mental Health practitioners

The Mental Health Practitioner in the Mental Health Support Team will provide day to day clinical and supervisory support for the Education Mental Health Practitioners and Trainees (EMHP).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Additional qualifications or training in child and adolescent mental health gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in-house training programmes. CBT training (e.g. CYP-IAPT)
  • Registered with a relevant professional body or pending
  • oHEE Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing Practice for children and young people oDegree level Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or equivalent substantial
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Substantial consolidated experience working in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Extensive experience of delivering evidenced-based CBT interventions for mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural problems to CYP both individually and in groups
Other Requirements Essential
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
Technical Job Related Skills Essential
  • Good communication, assessment, planning and recording skills
Personal Job Related Skills Essential
  • Ability to relate to young people and families
  • Ability to relate to professional staff from different agencies often at senior levels.


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