Senior Education Mental Health Practitioner & Supervisor
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
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This is an exciting time of growth and change within East Berkshire NHS Trust as our CAMH service is currently working collaboratively with children and young people, and partners to deliver the Governments Programme for mental health support to be available in schools.
To support the development of our newly established Mental Help Support Teams, we are looking to recruit a Senior Education Mental Health Practitioner and Supervisor to be based in Slough.
In line with the Government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new 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.
Main duties of the job
- To be trained and confident in the use of CYP IAPT principles, evidence based interventions and routine outcome measures.
- To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people presenting with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties in schools
- To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for children and young people and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.
- To provide day to day clinical and supervisory support for the Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP).
- To provide specialist mental health advice, consultation and signposted using an outcome based triage model, to schools
- To provide training to schools staff, parents and carers in conjunction with colleagues.
- Within schools actively promote the whole school based approach to developing and maintaining emotional health and well-being.
- To train and mentor students and less experienced members of the team.
- To act as an autonomous practitioner with an understanding of own limitations and recognition of when to seek support.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.
We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.
Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
- Caring for and about you is our top priority
- Committed to providing good quality, safe services
- Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions
We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.
Benefits of working for us include:
- Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
- 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Excellent learning and career development opportunities
- 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
- Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
- Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
- Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
- Free parking across Trust sites
The must haves for this role:
- be friendly, self-motivated, and self-organising,
- be confident in working in a multiagency setting, working collaboratively with colleagues in schools and across the wider system,
- enjoy regular collaboration with your peers and the senior colleagues to whom you report
- as a person, will always be looking for new or better ways to deliver care and be keen to learn, and
- most of all will have a calm, friendly and compassionate outlook and have a keen interest in working in a schools setting.
If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.
We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to email: Jade Hens (Team Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org wholl be delighted to help.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.
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