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Education Mental Health Practitioner/Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A Band 5 practitioner post working within our Spalding Mental Health Support Teams.

This is a full time 37.5 hour post based in Spalding.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join our Mental Health Support Team in Spalding as an Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)/Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner. The Spalding Team are a newly formed Mental Health Support Team, with the Team currently operating within their training year.

This is a diverse role as noted in the job description, and an opportunity to make a real difference in outcomes for children, young people, and families by offering early support and intervention.

The Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) support children and young people aged 5-18 within school and college settings who are presenting with mental health or emotional wellbeing problems which are of a low to moderate level of complexity and/or intensity.

The post holder will support several allocated education settings across Lincoln and surrounding areas in offering support to children and young people and their families. A key part of the role is around implementing Public Health England's Whole School Approach, part of which will be to deliver training, workshops and assemblies to the wider educational communities and promote awareness of mental health within the educational settings.

Main duties of the job

As an MHST practitioner, you will hold a caseload of young people, providing interventions for mild-moderate mental health needs. You will also lead in implementing the Whole School Approach within your allocated settings by providing regular consultation, advice and training to professionals.

The post holder will receive regular managerial and clinical supervision to support them throughout this role. There will be opportunity to access internal training as well as identification of other development needs via their appraisal.

This is a full-time post operating Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Lynne Tyblewski on 07849832791 or or Hayley Slater on 07870 916609 or

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)/Low-intensity CBR practitioner will work as an autonomous and responsible practitioner as their training affords and with appropriate supervision, and engage in;

Delivering evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education setting with mild to moderate mental health problems

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 and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing

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

And to use the acquired skills, knowledge and abilities to deliver a service based within education settings that builds on and reinforces but does not replace those initiatives that already exist within these environments.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Successful completion of the HEE commissioned 1yr 'Education Mental Health Practitioner' course
  • Or Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner qualification
  • A further relevant degree qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid trained
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering low intensity CBT interventions to children and young people
  • Experience of working with children and their families in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of delivering whole school approach work
  • Experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
  • Experience of working with anxiety disorders
  • Experience of the delivery of other therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families
  • Experience of monitoring and recording outcome measures for children's emotional wellbeing
  • Experience of navigating complex social systems and environments, who may have conflicting priorities or agendas
Skills Essential
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with children
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with families
  • Ability to conduct group therapeutic interventions with children and their families
  • Ability to conduct group parenting programmes
  • Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments of children and young people
  • Ability to teach others about mental health issues

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