MHST EMHP or CYPWP

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

MHST Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner

Milton Keynes Mental Health Support Team is looking for a Qualified EMHP or CYPWP who has experience of working with Children and Young People in Mental Health Services in the provision of individual and group treatments. We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and vibrant individual who is passionate about improving health outcomes for children and young people.

You will work alongside other EMHPs and CYPWPs, Mental Health Practitioners and a Senior Practitioner to support the wellbeing and mental health needs of 17 Bletchley schools and colleges.

Applicants must be a Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or a Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner (CYP WP) with experience of working with CYP in Mental Health Services in the provision of both individual and group treatments. Mental health professionals with post graduate training in a recognised therapy modality and experience of working with CYP may also apply.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a successfully established Wave 1 Mental Health Support Team (MHST) created to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people and to play a key part in a team of people delivering low intensity interventions into schools and other settings in the Bletchley area of Milton Keynes..

You will undertake assessments of children and young people and deliver evidence based low intensity group and individual interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression and/or behavioural difficulties and their families and carers. You will also provide training and consultation to schools and other agencies about mental health in children and young people and support schools in identifying specific areas of need as part of the whole school approach to mental health.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year p.a

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-MH-0812-B

Job locations

Eaglestone Health Centre

Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5NG


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Work in effective, evidence-based partnership with children, young people, their families and their educators in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.

Support and empower children, young people, their parents/carers and families and their educators to make informed choices about the interventions being offered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Work in effective, evidence-based partnership with children, young people, their families and their educators in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.

Support and empower children, young people, their parents/carers and families and their educators to make informed choices about the interventions being offered.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner or CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Or / Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker with additional CBT or other relevant therapy post graduate qualification

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others in a healthcare or school setting.
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
  • Experience of working with anxiety disorders
  • Experience of working with affective disorders
  • Experience of the delivery of specific low intensity therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families (e.g. CBT, solution focused brief therapy)
  • Ability to conduct other group therapeutic interventions with children and their families

Desirable

  • Experience of monitoring and recording outcome measures for children's emotional wellbeing

Skills/Competencies

Essential

  • Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group
  • Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate it appropriately.

Desirable

  • Ability to teach others about mental health issues

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of educational environments
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues

Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Proven commitment to continuous professional development.

Other

Essential

  • Access to car or other motor vehicle for use for work purposes.
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner or CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Or / Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker with additional CBT or other relevant therapy post graduate qualification

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others in a healthcare or school setting.
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
  • Experience of working with anxiety disorders
  • Experience of working with affective disorders
  • Experience of the delivery of specific low intensity therapeutic interventions to children, young people or their families (e.g. CBT, solution focused brief therapy)
  • Ability to conduct other group therapeutic interventions with children and their families

Desirable

  • Experience of monitoring and recording outcome measures for children's emotional wellbeing

Skills/Competencies

Essential

  • Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within the staff group
  • Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate it appropriately.

Desirable

  • Ability to teach others about mental health issues

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of educational environments
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues

Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Proven commitment to continuous professional development.

Other

Essential

  • Access to car or other motor vehicle for use for work purposes.
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eaglestone Health Centre

Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5NG


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eaglestone Health Centre

Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5NG


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Mary Ann Monaghan

maryann.monaghan@nhs.net

01908725691

Date posted

23 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year p.a

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

333-D-MK-MH-0812-B

Job locations

Eaglestone Health Centre

Eaglestone

Milton Keynes

MK6 5NG


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