Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner

Recruiter
NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Location
Ipswich
Posted
08 Nov 2019
Closes
13 Nov 2019
Ref
1299440570
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we'd love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

YOUR APPLICATION
It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV's alone will not be accepted.

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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we'd love you to join us to work in an exciting new service which will be delivering across East and West Suffolk: the Mental Health Support Team (MHST). Mental Health Support Teams will be based in schools, ensuring children and young people receive faster access to earlier mental health support. This advert is for a position in the East Suffolk MHST.

As a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner you 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


Applicants should note that teaching is expected to take place at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ. At set times throughout the year there will be teaching blocks where the trainees are expected to attend for 4 days per week with 1 study / remote learning day (subject to change). At other times, trainees will attend one to three teaching days per week with the remainder of the week being used for placement and study days. Teaching will take place both during school / college term and school / college holidays, but there will be some non-teaching weeks spread throughout the year also.

The EMHP posts are training positions subject to 2-year fixed term contracts. For the first 12 months of employment EMHPs will be on a training contract at Band 4. Subject to the EMHPs successfully completing their training, they will be employed for a further 12 months (with the potential for longer) on a fixed term contract at Band 5. Successful candidates will be expected to travel to the University of East Anglia in Norwich in the first year to complete their training but the position will be based in East Suffolk, working across Farlingaye High school and it's feeder primary schools and Alde Valley Academy and it's feeder primary schools. If you have a preference for working in West Suffolk there are also trainee positions being recruited for.

As part of the selection process we would like candidates to write a brief essay (no more than 500 words) with the title, "What impact do you think the experience of mental health difficulties would have on a young person?" The essay should be written at the start of the supporting statement and should be followed by a supporting statement of no more than 500 words. Please note that applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for shortlisting.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Benefits

Benefits included with this role are:-
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be held on 21st or 22nd November, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days' notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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For further details / informal visits contact: Nicki Bramford - ( Email address removed )

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB)
FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures - these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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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