Education Mental Health Practitioner
About the role
Are you a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) who is passionate about supporting children and young people with their mental health in education settings?
If you are, we are currently recruiting to three full time posts to join our Hastings and Bexhill Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) in East Sussex.
The MHSTs deliver evidence-based interventions using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic (CBT) approach in schools. We work directly with children and young people aged 7-17 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/mental health and wellbeing.
We are looking for people who have:
- Passion and commitment for working with children and young people
- Experience of providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed interventions for improving children and young people’s mental health
- Knowledge of school systems
- Strong organisational skills
You will receive Clinical and Case Management supervision to support your interventions and have access to comprehensive training opportunities to enhance your skills and develop professionally in your role.
To apply for this role please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button above. We are accepting a CV and Cover Letter for your application but please make sure you meet all of the criteria in the person specification and include relevant work/life experience and education in the cover letter.
Please include confirmation that you have completed the PGDip Education Mental Health Practitioner course and can evidence experience of providing CBT informed interventions with children and young people. Applications without this qualification will not be shortlisted.
Interviews will take place in-person at County Hall, Lewes unless online is requested for legitimate reasons. Online interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams. Interview dates will be confirmed upon selection for interview.
It is an exciting time to be part of Me & My Mind as the service is developing it’s work in schools and how we can work collaboratively with other mental health services. We offer high quality clinical supervision and training opportunities to progress clinical skills in working with children and young people.
If you would like an informal discussion about the post email MHST.email@example.com or phone 01273 335585 with your contact details.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
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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.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.