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Education Mental Health Practitioner (in Training)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1265/9335
  • Published: Mon 27/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/08/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: Single Status 7
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN7 1UE

Job introduction

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 1 Year

Closing date: Sunday 09 August 2020
Interview date: w/b 17 August 2020

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact MHST Team Manager Clinical Practice, Fiona Skinner fiona.skinner@eastsussex.gov.uk  or MHST Project Manager fenella.tallon@eastsussex.gov.uk  

About the role

Do you want to train in CBT-based approaches to support children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs?

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is recruiting a trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) to join our new Mental Health Support Team (MHST) working with primary and secondary schools in Bexhill & Rother. MHSTs are funded by the NHS and will play a key role in transforming the support given to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs in schools.

Our MHST in Bexhill & Rother delivers evidence-based interventions based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic (CBT) approach in schools.  We work directly with children and young people aged 5-18 with mild to moderate mental health issues, and their parents and carers.  We also work with schools to develop or enhance their whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing and mental health.  As a trainee EMPH you will be expected to work under supervision as part of a dynamic integrated mental health team. This approach requires creativity, flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings.

You will spend two days each week studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practice at University of Sussex and two days in placement in school.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner role will:

  • Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions, under supervision.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to work directly with children, young people and families.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to carry out holistic and child-centered mental health assessments, including risk assessments.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner is required to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work at degree level or have an equivalent level of relevant experience, with a proven record of previous learning or formal study in child development, wellbeing or mental health
  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others.
  • 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 mental health difficulties

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact MHST Team Manager Clinical Practice, Fiona Skinner fiona.skinner@eastsussex.gov.uk  or MHST Project Manager fenella.tallon@eastsussex.gov.uk  

Additional information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

  

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1265/9335
  • Published: Mon 27/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/08/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: Single Status 7
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN7 1UE