Education Mental Health Practitioner

Education Mental Health Practitioner Salford, North West England, England

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Salford, North West England, England 27055 - 32934 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) role is an exciting opportunity to develop and deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England.

The potholder will be part of supporting innovation for Thrive In Education for Salford and bring enthusiasm and passion to the role along with new ideas and creative ways of working Whilst the primary focus of the post will be the clinical delivery of interventions to pupils, families and support schools and Mental Health Leads. The postholder will be encouraged to foster Greater Manchester links in the overall interests of furthering knowledge and best practice.

The successful candidate will be employed full-time and based in Salford. The Salford team has been in place for over 5 years as a trail blazer, and is well established. The post holder will work with colleagues within the Salford Thrive in Education team in Manchester University NHS Foundation Trusts CAMHS Clinical Service Unit and receive regular support, supervision and appraisal. As appropriate, they will also work in partnership with our Educational Psychologists and VCSE organisations as part of a blended approach to supporting mental health in schools. MFT already has 3 MHST established in Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Manchester and the pot holder will have opportunity to meet their colleagues in these teams as well.

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • Relevant qualification in a core professionORhave trained and qualified as an EMHP/CYWP and accredited (or working towards this in first 12 months)
  • be a registered professional
  • Demonstrate experience pertaining to mental health
  • Experience working within children and young people’s services
The post holder will also be required to liaise and collaborate with colleagues of all disciplines involved in health and education services, There is an expectation that an agreed amount of time will be dedicated to training and development.

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team [email protected].

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Education Mental Health Practitioner
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
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