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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Education Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 301-SP-21-117909

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Support Team
Burton on Trent

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

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Mental Health Support Team

Education Mental Health Practitioner

Base: Cross Street Clinic, Burton on Trent

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Pay scale: AFC Band 5

Contract: Permanent

We are looking for a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner to work as part of our East Staffordshire Mental Health Support Team (MHST). The post holder will:


• Deliver evidence-based , early intervention for children and young people in education settings with mild to moderate mental health presentations, working with a range of professionals to direct best practice, in a holistic, and child centred way.


• Help children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services.


• Support and facilitate staff in education settings to identify mental health and wellbeing needs, promoting a Whole School Approach and embedding a positive ethos and attitude to mental health and wellbeing.

This is an opportunity to be involved in an established team within the wider CAMHS structure, as a joint initiative between health and education. The post holder will work across the East Staffordshire locality as well as supporting other MHSTs across South Staffordshire. You will work with a variety of agencies to ensure a quality service is provided. You will work alongside the team to deliver parent, staff well-being, 1:1 and group work sessions. You must be a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner and have obtained the relevant EMHP Post Graduate Diploma qualification following the completion of a CYP IAPT approved training in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Children and Young People (C&Y IAPT).

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible, if interested.

For more information about the post, please contact Sarb O’Brien on 07540 980457 or email Sarbjit.o’

Children’s services in South Staffordshire & Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust are committed to using evidence from Outcome Measures and Feedback Tools to support our efforts to help children and young people fulfil their potential. You will have a responsibility to support and promote the use of such measures.

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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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