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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2022.

Qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-CSP551

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Mental Health in Schools Team
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

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

Solent NHS Trust are delighted to have been successful in their bid to implement a Mental Health Support Team (MHST) within Portsmouth City.

With a North, Central and South team, we cover the whole of Portsmouth. NHS Trust are currently recruiting a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) to join the service. (Please note this is not a training post).

The development of these services are in collaboration with NHS England and the Department for Education, following on from the 2017 Green Paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. This is a roll out of the work to improve access to mental health care for young people set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

The post holder, under supervision, would offer sound knowledge and practice skills in delivering evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education and community settings with mild to moderate mental health problems. The post holder would also be supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing and working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services

The post holder will work under the supervision of an EMHP Supervisor 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.

For more information on the post, please contact Fungayi Zinyemba fungayi.zinyemba@solent.nhs.uk, James Breeze james.breeze@solent.nhs.uk or Emily Picton emily.picton@solent.nhs.uk

 

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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.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.


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