EMHP OR CWP
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
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Attention all Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) and Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP)!
We have a Band 6 Senior Wellbeing Practitioner (EMHP or CWP) vacancy in Wisbech
Main duties of the job
- Hold either an Education Mental Health or Children's Wellbeing Practitioner qualification (either a Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate) or an equivalent level of professional qualification
- Be registered with a regulating body and maintain registration with such body*
- Provide case management and clinical supervision to EMHPs and Trainee EMHPs under the direction of the Senior Clinicians and Clinical Lead
- Manage a caseload and the provision of Mental Health Care services to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems in education settings
- Provide assessment and formulation of mental health difficulties in children and young people
- Offer evidence-based practice in guided self-help, CBT, child and adolescent mental health practice and Whole School Approaches to mental health
- Clinically develop the provision of group work for children/young people and training for teaching staff, to include training and mentoring EMHP colleagues in order to improve the quality of the group work and training that we deliver
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.
- Under the direction of the MHST Senior Clinician, be accountable and responsible for a defined clinical caseload
- Provide screening, assessment, psychosocial formulations and interventions (e.g. psycho-educational interventions, Guided Self Help, CBT, solution focused work, systemic work and group support), and to measure outcomes for all interventions, for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in educational settings
- Provide a service that is comprehensive and accessible to the whole school community, targeting mild to moderate mental health problems in children and young people aged 4 to 19 years old
- Provide a service that is equitable and non-discriminatory in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and disability or any other protected characteristic
- Support professionals in making appropriate referrals and in carrying out the mental health aspects of their own roles. To liaise closely with other professionals including colleagues in the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service, YOUnited, Paediatricians, Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, school counsellors, Childrens Services and other voluntary agencies
- Make appropriate referrals to other service providers in the statutory and voluntary sectors and redirect clients to other sources of appropriate support within the local community as required
- To provide consultation as required to other professionals (such as teachers and Family Workers) around mental health issues in children and young people in educational settings
- To work creatively with other members of the team to create training packages for teachers and support/awareness sessions for young people and parents/carers
- Develop a local knowledge of the locality and its services and facilities, particularly in relation to mental health issues
- To deliver psychoeducation and support to parents/carers and teachers, conveying formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language
- To enhance emotional wellbeing and to promote or build resilience in children and young people through educational workshops, assemblies and PSHE lessons
- Conduct risk assessments, prepare risk management plans and initiate appropriate action where indicated (including referrals to relevant secondary care services)
- To actively contribute to team multi-disciplinary working
- Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the legal and ethical issues in providing mental health care to children and/or adolescents
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act. The post holder will also have an understanding of Safeguarding Children and Adults and Child Protection procedures
- The post holder will be required to work with young people whose behaviour is personally challenging and deal with frequent exposure to highly distressing or highly emotional circumstances
- To support the rollout of further MHSTs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Qualifications & Training
Knowledge & Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
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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).