£21,695 per annum
South Norfolk or Waveney
Closing date for all applications: 

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Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner
Ormiston Families Point 1 Mental Health Support Teams in Schools

Full-time position, 37.5 hours per week
Starting salary £21,695 per annum
Based in South Norfolk and Waveney

As a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner will be expected to work under supervision 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. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings. Over the course of the training year, the post-holder will, under supervision, develop knowledge and practice skills to employ a range of evidence based interventions for common mental health problems via direct individual and group support for children, young people and their parents, in line with the university expectations.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner role will:

  • Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions, under supervision.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to work directly with children, young people and families.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to carry out holistic and child-centered mental health assessments, including risk assessments.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner is required to:

  • Demonstrate 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
  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others.
  • Experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties

As part of your personal statement please include a 500-word piece reflecting on the Mental Health Support Team project. Consider the political climate and current challenges, how do you think MHSTS will support improving children and young people’s mental health. ​

Please note: The EMHP posts are training positions subject to 2 year fixed term contracts, successful candidates will be expected to travel to University of East Anglia in the first year to complete their training but the position will be based in one of the two teams located in Lowestoft or South Norfolk including Thetford. .

For further information and to apply for this role please see the Application Pack and to apply please click ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for all applications is 9am, Friday 21st August 2020

Interview Date – Young Person’s panel – 1st September or 2nd September 2020
Competency based interview – Week commencing 7th September 2020

Ormiston Families is committed to safeguarding. We are an equal opportunities employer; we value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools work closely with key stakeholders in the development of the service and co-production is an essential part of implementing the service. The you tube link below is an example of what young people produced recently in Suffolk. Their choice was to focus on exam stress, please take a look at what they produced

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