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Specialist Practitioner and EMHP Supervisor

  • Salary Type: Per Annum
  • Salary: £42,763


The role

We are currently recruiting into a Band 6 training role of a Specialist Practitioner and Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor in an exciting new service which we will be delivering across North Devon. The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) will be based within the local schools, ensuring children and young people receive faster access to earlier mental health support. You will be one of the key leads in the set-up and running of this new Service. We welcome applicants from across Mental Health Services.

In this role you will support and provide a high-quality services to students (and their families) experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will be achieved through the supervision of trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) who will be undergoing their training to deliver evidence based interventions to support the recovery of young people referred to the Service. Utilising skills and knowledge of CBT and child and adolescent mental health practice along with knowledge of whole school approaches to mental health, this work will be in accordance with Clinical Governance processes and Professional Standards.

About you

This post is open to candidates from a variety of clinical backgrounds. You will be an experienced and qualified professional (RMN, Social Work, Occupational Therapy).

The Specialist Practitioner and Supervisor role will involve:

  • Supervising Education Mental Health Practitioners to deliver low intensity CBT based interventions and whole school approaches in line with the requirements of their course.
  • Be part of developing the service to meet the needs of the children, young people and their families in their schools.
  • Working closely with school staff to develop a positive ethos and increase understanding about mental health.
  • Deliver individual and group interventions to CYP and their families.
  • Offering training and workshops to school staff and other relevant professionals.

The Specialist Practitioner and Supervisor is required to:

  • Have a relevant professional qualification and be current in their discipline registration.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience of work with children and/or adolescents with a range of mild to severe mental health problems.
  • Experience of working in a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Experience of supporting young people in an educational setting and/or experience of working with schools, promoting a whole school approach to mental health.
  • Experience of working with and managing risk.

This role is due to begin at university early November 2020. We recognise some roles have longer notice periods, this post has a flexible start date.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Sarah Lewis on 07866 937 165 or at [email protected]

Interview date will be on 11th September 2020 via Microsoft Teams.

Our Children and Young People say…

“We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure”.

About us

In this role, employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be working for Children and Family Health Devon who have been tasked with catalysing the collaboration and integration across the full health, education, care and voluntary sector to have a long-lasting impact on every child and family’s future health, happiness and aspirations. Children and Family Health Devon is part of an Alliance that is unique and brings together six leading providers of adult and children’s community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.

This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, coordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • NHS pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Childcare vouchers– annual savings of up to £1,19
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500- available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach –bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses
Living here

Devon provides a unique, varied and beautiful environment. The coastal areas of North and South Devon provide excellent opportunities for water sports. The National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, are havens for country lovers. Exeter is a thriving University city offering culture and city life. There are excellent rail, road and air connections, with a regional airport in Exeter.

  • Salary: £42,763
  • Salary Type: Per Annum

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Barnstaple, Upcott, England, Devon, EX31 4LD, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15426765
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/08/2020, 02:56
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