Job descriptionDo you want to be part of an exciting, dynamic and expanding children’s mental health service, in an ‘Outstanding’ rated NHS Trust? The new Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children, young people, and their families, working across both educational and healthcare settings. You will - Receive training in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) informed guided self-help for mild to moderate mental health problems. You will gain their (funded) Diploma at the University of East Anglia, whilst working clinically within either a new or established Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in Norfolk or Waveney. Be employed by CCCS NHS Trust where the MHST’s are located. During the training year, post holders will participate in 64 University days. The method of delivery is likely to be a blend of face-to-face learning (requiring travel to UEA in Norwich) and online. Be employed on a full time one year training contract at AfC Band 4. Upon successful completion of the training year (passing UEA requirements and service requirement), a permanent Agenda for Change Band 5 EMHP contract will be offered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview on a date within the two weeks beginning 18th September followed by a group interview with service users on 29th September 2023. All applicants must demonstrate in their application 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, psychology, mental health or education. Further to that experience of working with children and young people and an understanding of the educational system in England is highly desirable. All applicants must be able to demonstrate they can balance the conflicting demands of academic study and clinical work. In January 2020, two MHST’s were launched in King’s Lynn and North Norfolk. A further four MHST’s have been launched since then. In 2023, CCS became the provider of these six existing MHSTs in Norfolk alongside launching two new MHSTs in Broadland and Great Yarmouth. Now an additional two are to be formed, bringing our total to 10 MHST’s by 2024-2025. This is in collaboration with NHS England, Health Education England and the Department for Education, following on from the 2017 Green Paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. This is a roll out of the work to improve access to mental health care for young people set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. You will join a supportive service that already has sixteen other MHST’s across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk, so a ready support system is available. The MHST’s sit within CCS NHS Trusts Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives. There’s one reason why our services are outstanding – and that’s our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey. If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development. 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-centred mental health assessments, including risk assessments Candidates will earn an NHS funded qualification from UEA, whilst working clinically in service 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 Demonstrate their experience of working with children and young people, their families and others Demonstrate their experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders Have experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties As a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner, you will be expected to work under supervision as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidence-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings. Over the course of the training year, the post-holder will, under supervision, develop knowledge and practice skills to employ a range of evidence based interventions for common mental health problems via direct individual and group support for children, young people and their parents, in line with the university expectations. The MHSTs work with education settings to provide help to staff in schools and colleges on their ‘Whole School Approach’ (WSA) to mental health. Important Information for your application form: Please answer the following questions in the supporting information box (please put at the top, before your supporting information). Do not exceed 500 words when answering the questions: Please read the 2017 green paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision and answer the following (no more than 500 words): What aspect of the MHST model described attracts you to applying to this post? What are the advantages/challenges of doing a Diploma whist working clinically in a service? What is your understanding of the interventions you would learn if you were offered this posthttps://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.
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