Education Mental Health Practitioner
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
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Berkshire CAMHS are excited to be recruiting an Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) on a 6-month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) in the established school-based service, The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in Bracknell.
The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) are part of an exciting new project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. This opportunity allows you to join an innovative new service during an exciting time whilst working alongside an enthusiastic, compassionate and inspiring team!
The Team form part of the developing CAMHS Getting Help services across East Berkshire, working as part of the multi-agency early intervention support for the education setting. The role offers an exciting opportunity to continue to innovate and deliver high quality evidence-based care and whole system interventions, with great ongoing CPD opportunities.
Main duties of the job
- Deliver evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education setting with mild to moderate mental health problems
- Helping children and young people who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services; using effective multiagency collaborative working to effectively signpost and refer on where needed
- Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing
- Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services
- As a qualified EMHP be 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 under supervision
- 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
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 solution
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 4 must haves for this role:
- be confident in assessing for and delivering, high quality, outcome focused, evidence-based low intensity interventions to children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties (EMHP or CWP training)
- be confident in working in a school setting and working collaboratively with colleagues in Early Help, Social Care and across the wider system.
- 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 early intervention and mental health promotion.
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 call: Yani Chocalingum on 07780673550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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