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Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) - South West

Job Reference: 369-A-18-39167-3

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location:
Gloucestershire
Salary:
£20,150 - £21,582 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

Swindon and Gloucestershire

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.

For this first cohort, the EMHP locations in the west and south region will be in Gloucestershire and Swindon. The successful candidates will be based within services at one of these locations to deliver mental health support across a range of educational settings in the local areal.

Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically to support the role In partnership with the University of Exeter. This will post will be funded at NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) Band 4 level, gaining credits towards either a degree or diploma level qualification (depending on level of previous academic study), plus guaranteed employment on completion of training, with a starting salary projected to be based on the NHS AfC Band 5 scale.

To enable this, all applicants must demonstrate in their application 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. Further to that experience of working with children and young people and an understanding of the educational system in England is highly desirable.

The training programme for this post starts in January 2019, is 12 months in duration and will consist of academic and supervised practice learning across mental health services and educational settings, such as primary and secondary schools, and further education colleges.

The training will be operated and delivered by the University of Exeter in convenient proximity to the employment locations. Delivery of the programme will be provided through a combination of taught days, independent self-guided study days and experience gained in education wellbeing and mainstream mental health services

During training, the post-holder will work under supervision to gain experience across healthcare and educational settings to enable them to obtain the level of competence required to deliver high-quality, evidence-based early interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.

The training course is divided into 6 modules, developing skills and knowledge in areas such as:

- Working with children, young people and their parents/carers to support self-management including development of plans for specific interventions and agreeing outcomes;

- Learning to manage own caseload, gaining the necessary skills to practice a range of interventions such as guided self-help;

- Preparing and presenting caseload information to supervisors;

- Working with colleagues to provide better access to specialist mental health services and supporting referrals where required;

- Supporting colleagues in education to identify and manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

On successful completion of training, trainee EMHPs will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and capabilities to work as a qualified EMHP as autonomous and responsible practitioners within their scope of practice, alongside education colleagues. EMHPs will play a key role as members of the new Mental Health Support Teams, who will have the responsibility for delivering schools’ overarching approach to providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people from January 2020.

These posts are currently funded for a three year period and will be offered on that basis. The first year, whilst on the educational programme, will be hosted by Devon Partnership Trust with secondment arrangements into the relevant service providers. Qualified Practitioners will then be offered a further fixed term with their provider organisation.

Due to the expected volume of applications, we will not be able to send you a personal response but only communicate with you if your application is successful.

For further information, please contact:Jonathan Parker at j.parker5@exeter.ac.uk

Closing date for applications:Wednesday the 16th of January 2019.

Interviews will be taking place in Gloucestershire on the Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th of January.




Application supporting information

Prior to paper shortlisting, you will be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.


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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