Education Mental Health Practitioner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Aylesbury and High Wycombe
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum / Pro rata
Closing date
8 Apr 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The postholder will work as an autonomous responsible practitioner as their training affords and withinthe scope of their local job description, to engage in;-Delivering evidence-based intervention for children and young people in an 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/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 mentalhealth services

Main duties of the job


Buckinghamshire Mental Health Support Team is looking to recruit two Education Mental Health Practitioners to join their team.

The successful candidates will join a team of EMHP and trainee EMHP Workers to support schools across the locality. The team is led by an Operational Lead and Operational Deputy, with supervision from EMHP Supervisors.

The roles are full time but part time applications will be considered.

We are looking for a self-motivated team player with excellent time management skills.
  • Assess and deliver outcome focused, evidence-based interventions 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 the post-holder is deployed.
  • 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.

About us

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

To succeed in this role you will need to be self-motivated and a team player. As well as holding an Educational Mental Health Practitioner qualification, you will also have experience of working with children and young people and their families. With the role involving working with children and young people in their school setting, you will ideally have had experience of working with children and young people in a healthcare or education setting. The role involves working with school staff in order to support the mental health of children and young people, as well as liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders.

As the role involves moving between school settings, you need to be able to travel to different locations across the geographical area you are linked to (either High Wycombe, Aylesbury or Chesham/Amersham)

X 1 Aylesbury area role based at Sue Nicholls Centre Aylesbury

X 2 High Wycombe area roles, both based at Saffron House, High Wycombe

X1 Chesham/Amersham area role, based at Saffron House, High Wycombe

Person Specification EMHP Competency Essential
  • Understanding of MHSTs and their role is schools and completion of EMHP qualification.
  • Completion of EMHP course
CAMHS working Essential
  • Experience of working within a CAMHS structure
  • Experience of working in CAMHS at Band 4 or Band 5
Multi-agency Approach Essential
  • Understanding of multi-agency working to support schools
  • Knowledge of schools system
  • Ability to deliver intervention to children and families
  • Experience of working directly in schools in supportive role

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