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Education Mental Health Practitioner (Subject to banding)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-85289-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£21,892 pa pro rata starting salary

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire Partnership Trust (working in partnership with Relate Leicestershire)

Are you passionate about the well-being of children and young people? If so, we would love for you to work in our new service, the Mental Health Support Team (MHST).

As a trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) you will initially attend Northampton University (starting 2nd November 2020) to qualify and develop work in school.

You will work in schools as part of a dynamic mental health support team (MHST) in a creative environment where evidence-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings. Over the course of the training year, the post-holder will, under supervision, develop knowledge and practice skills to employ a range of evidence based interventions for common mental health problems via direct individual and group support for children, young people and their parents, in line with the university expectations.

The Mental Health Support Team advert is for positions in either the

  • Leicester MHST working with schools with a focus on meeting the needs of our Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) population.
  • Rutland and Melton MHST working with schools with a focus on a significant military population.

  • Hinckley and Bosworth/North West Leicestershire MHST

We have 4 positions available in each MHST.


The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner role will:

  • Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions, under supervision.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to work directly with children, young people and families.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to carry out holistic and child-centred mental health assessments, including risk assessments.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner should ideally:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work at degree level or have an equivalent level of relevant experience, with a proven record of previous learning or formal study in child development, well-being or mental health.
  • Have some experience of working with children and young people, their families.

Please note: The EMHP posts are training positions.For the first 12 months of employment EMHPs will be on a training contract at Band 4. Following, and subject to, the successful completion of the course, they will be employed at Band 5.

Successful candidates will be expected to travel to Northampton University in the first year to complete their training, but the position will be based in either Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland primary and secondary schools.

We welcome applications from applicants who are particularly familiar with the communities which will be supported by this first wave of Mental Health in Schools teams.

These posts are full-time, all year round roles

Start Date: Week commencing 2nd November 2020

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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