Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)
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.
Successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis whilst in training by and based with Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where the Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) would be located to deliver mental health support across a range of educational settings in Cheshire. CWP has been successful in gaining 2 MHSTs as part of Wave 2. There will be a requirement to travel to the university (Edge Hill @ Alder Hey) for the training element.
Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically for the role in partnership with Edge Hill University. This post will be funded at NHS T&Cs 2019 Band 4 scale, gaining credits towards either a degree or diploma level qualification (depending on level of previous academic study), plus a further year of employment on completion of training, with a starting salary projected to be based on the NHS T&CS 2019 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 2020, 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.
Delivery of the programme will be provided through a combination of taught days within a University, 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 gain 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 based on a national curriculum.
Temporary for 2 Years due to funding.
Previous applicants who have applied do not need to re-apply.
**Please note due to high number of applications received the vacancy may close early.**
To apply for this job please visit jobs.cwp.nhs.uk.