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Education Mental Health Practitioner Clinical Supervisor

Job Reference: 449-CSP452-1

Solent NHS Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a pro rata

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If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner Clinical Supervisor to join our team based at the Civic Offices in Portsmouth.

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 Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) service 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.

Portsmouth CAMHS pride ourselves in fostering a collaborative approach to children’s social, emotional and mental health needs. We are grasping this opportunity to further improve the lives of our young people with this new service.

Whilst still in it’s infancy, we are looking for a proactive, innovative and dedicated candidate to join the team in delivering a sustainable and high quality service alongside the 3 locality based teams in place. The post holder would be qualified as an Education Mental Health Practitioner or PWP and gone on to complete the supervisor training.They willhave experienceof supervising EMHP's as well as offering low intesity interventions for children and young people with mental health presentations. They would offer supervision alongside therapeutic work, consultation, training and contributing to the whole school approach offer. The successful candidate will have an understanding of Portsmouth's diverse demographic and the needs of the city.

The post requires the holder as a member of a multi-disciplinary/multi agency team to maintain a shared caseload and provide direct clinical work that demonstrates a good level of specialist skill in treating the client system, where families have mild to moderate, multi-complex and often long-standing difficulties. All children and young people are seen in the context of their family or support network, requiring a whole range of interventions for straightforward to complex development and/or mental health needs. This will be delivered across the Portsmouth city in a variety of settings, predominantly within schools. They will be offering supervision, clinical skills and guidance to the EMHPs within the team, this may be between 4 and 8 EMHPs.

The candidate will value and promote a holistic and systemic approach to interagency working and be a calm, organised and creative member of the team. They will be passionate about children’s mental health, early intervention and promote an inclusive and supportive working environment.

We welcome candidates from a variety of professional backgrouds, including Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Systemic therapists, Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities etc.

For more information on the post, please contact Lauren Wheeler ( or Sian Munday (


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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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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