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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Education Mental Health Practitioner Trainee

Job Reference: 367-CAMHS-3998

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
CAMHS(MHST)
Location:
Hoddesdon Health Centre, Hoddesdon
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role


In December 2018 Hertfordshire was selected as one of the first sites nationally to become a Trailblazer for the implementation of “Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper”. 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.

As a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner will be expected to work under supervision as part of a dynamic mental health team 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 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-centered mental health assessments, including risk assessments.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner is required to:

  • 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, wellbeing or mental health
  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others.
  • Experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties

 

Please note: The EMHP posts are training positions subject to 2 year fixed term contracts, successful candidates will be expected to travel to University College London in the first year to complete their training but the position will be based in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

Along with completing this application on NHS Jobs, you are required to apply for the course directly with UCL. A link to the UCL application can be found in the supporting document titled 'Applying for UCL PG Dip Educational Mental Health Practitioner'.

Applicants are encouraged to submit both applications before the closing date of the NHS Jobs advert.

The UCL Portal closes officially on the 13th of November 2020 . However, early application is advised as programmes may close as soon as places are filled.

The Programme’s official start date is 23rd November 2020

Interview Date - Week Commencing 4th of October 2020 (date to be confirmed)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ifeyinwa Ezeifedi (Team Leader Hoddesdon MHST)

Email:ifeyinwa.ezeifedi@nhs.net

Telephone 07779549104




About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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