Education Mental Health Practitioner
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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We are excited to be able to offer Mental Health Support Team in Children and Family Health Devon. We have several teams located across Devon and Torbay covering a range of primary, secondary and specialist schools.
We are looking for 2 trained Education Mental Health Practitioner to join this fast developing service in our South and central Devon teams.
In line with the governments priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England.
Successful candidates will be employed substantively and based in Mental Health Support Teams, which will be responsible for the delivery of mental health support across a range of educational settings in the regions.
You will have already completed the Education Mental Health Practitioner Training.
Main duties of the job
To provide emotional and mental health assessments and evidenced-based therapeutic interventions to children/young people and their families who have been referred with a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. To provide support to the school community developing and building on their whole school approach.
Within this role the post holder will:-
Hold an appropriate caseload and undertake a key worker role for children with emotional and mental health needs in the community.
Using a strengths-based approach; ensure clinical effectiveness through the use of evidence-based interventions, goal-based, collaborative practice and routine outcome measures.
With supervision, undertake assessments, including risk assessments, contribute to care planning and deliver evidence-based interventions in collaboration with children/young people and families/carers.
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team offering early help in community settings and offering a range of individual, group and family focussed evidence-based interventions.
Provide support to, and work with, other professionals across agencies in the community including health, social care and education, to meet the needs of children/young people and families/carers.
Ensure clinical effectiveness through the use of evidence-based interventions, goal-based, collaborative practice and routine outcome measures.
Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of six NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure to deliver locality-placed based, integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to wide-ranging consultation with our service users and communities.
CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training. We actively engage service users and their families in co-design which is facilitated by a dedicated young persons lead role who also works closely with Young Devon who provide additional co-design and feedback through the Devon young peoples champions group.
Our Children and Young People say
We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.
Please see the full job description and person specification in the supporting documents of this job advert.