Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time (part-time and flexible working available)
Fixed term for: 12 months with a possible extension
Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021
Interview date: Thursday 28 January 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Fiona Skinner - Clinical Manager on 07895 213951.
About the role
Our temporary Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner role is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) programme in East Sussex.
The Mental Health Support Teams have core functions:
1. Delivering evidence-based interventions in schools for mild to moderate mental
2. Supporting the senior mental health lead in each education setting to introduce
or develop their whole school approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
3. Giving timely advice to school and college staff, and liaising with external
specialist services, to help children and young people to get the right support
and stay in education.
The temporary Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner has a responsibility for supporting the development of the MHSTs and embedding their services within educational settings across East Sussex. The postholder maintains a caseload, delivers group interventions and undertakes the role of support co-ordinator for children/young people with mild to moderate mental health problems in educational settings.
The role will be based within ESCC’s Children’s Services, and the post holder will be expected to work across a range of schools in the South Downs area covering Eastbourne, Hailsham and surrounding villages, alongside community partners and other services.
This post is part of the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) programme which is a shared initiative between the NHS and the Department for Education.
We are looking for a qualified Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner with a professional qualification in mental health such as CYP IAPT accredited Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner qualification or equivalent (e.g. PG Cert in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions for Children and Young People) and experience of working in a setting where children and young people’s mental health issues have been the primary focus.
The postholder will be working with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health issues and will need to have the skills, confidence and enthusiasm to carry out interventions with children and young people, support their families and work closely with colleagues in schools.
We welcome part-time/flexible working, job share applications or requests for secondment opportunities. The successful postholder will be based in St Mark’s House in Eastbourne and will be expected to support children in MHST schools in the South Downs area.
**Please note that the interviews will be on Thursday 28 January 2021**
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.
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.
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.