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Education Mental Health Practitioner-MH Support Teams in Schools

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to a recent promotion within the Wellbeing & Emotional Support Teams (WEST), South Worcestershire team we are now seeking a qualified EMHP/CWP/Wellbeing practitioner to join our fantastic team. We would also be keen to speak with qualified RMNs/RCNs.

The WEST team are a forward thinking, supportive & hardworking team that is continuously developing as individuals and a service. We provide high quality, evidence-based CBT interventions to Children & Young People in Schools and focus on a Whole School Approach to make the schools we work with a mentally healthy environment for CYP.

We will provide you with resources to develop & progress should this be something you wish to do, as well as flexibility and a wealth of support, making the WEST environment a great place to work. If you would like to discuss this role further, please get in touch with the Recruiting Manager.

This post has been deemed by the Trust as eligible for relocation expenses for suitable successful candidate(s).

Main duties of the job

We are a busy team, covering 28 schools in the South Worcestershire area. You will be delivering low intensity CBT interventions (1:1 or group) in your aligned schools as well as delivering Whole School Approach activities, keeping the CYP at the heart of everything you do.

Under the support of operational, clinical leads & senior practitioners you will manage a caseload of patients and complete assessments, care plans & other relevant documentation whilst maintaining the fidelity of the low intensity CBT model.

An understanding of risk management & safeguarding is imperative for this role, and you will be supported with managing this within the team.

You will also receive regular case management & clinical skills supervision to support you clinically as well as participate in MDT/screening meetings.

You will work closely with families, school staff & other professions and at times deliver consultations & signposting advice to other agencies. Thus, strong interpersonal skills are key.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will work in partnership with Educational Settings & Partners to improve the outcomes for CYP 5-18 years of age.

You will provide a high- quality service to CYP, families and school staff and will have regular communication with all.

You will promote knowledge of mental health & the prevention of mental health with children and members of the general public.

You will be an active member of the team and support with service development as well as engage in service meetings.

You will act as a role model to colleagues and always seek to maintain the highest standards.

You will use your initiative and take responsibility for the quality of your work and the service you provide to patients.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1 year Education Mental Health Practitioner Course
  • Registered Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker
  • Specific qualification in a relevant therapeutic speciality e.g. counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, substance misuse
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge of health services
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues in CAMH Services
  • Knowledge of safeguarding & risk issues
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent including Gillick competence
  • Experience in the delivery of evidence-based and CBT interventions for children and adolescents.
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families, and others
  • Post Registration experience in emotional and wellbeing assessment and care
  • Experience of working and liaising with wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Use of therapeutic interventions within mental health settings i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work. Providing consultation
  • 12-month minimum post registration experience in child health or mental health care.
  • Working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with children and families is an educational setting.
  • Working in a Multi-disciplinary team.
  • Working within a community/public health team
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Basic IT competency
  • Able to drive with a full driving licence and have access to vehicle to meet the travel requirements
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Able to travel to meet the commitments of the post

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