Sheffield Mental Health Support Team Trailblazer - Recruitment Opportunity

Published: 4 November 2019
Sheffield Mental Health Support Team Trailblazer - Recruitment Opportunity Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

 

Sheffield Mental Health Support Team Trailblazer - Recruitment Opportunity Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

 

We are seeking to recruit staff who have excellent engagement, listening and reflective skills to support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing within educational settings.

 

As part of the governments initiative to extend early intervention and prevention mental health services for children and young people Sheffield has received trailblazer funding to develop a Mental Health Support Team to work with 20 - 40 educational settings from January 2021. 

 

This team will include eight newly established EMHPs alongside senior therapists and supervisors.  This will be part of the city’s multi-agency offer for CYP’s mental health and wellbeing, aligned with Healthy Minds.

 

Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically for the role in partnership with the University of Sheffield.  This post will be funded at NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) Band 4 level, gaining credits towards either a graduate or postgraduate level qualification (depending on level of previous academic study), there will also be an opportunity for employment on successful completion of training, with a starting salary projected to be based on the NHS AfC Band 5 scale.

 

EMHPs will commence their training in Spring 2020 with the University of Sheffield.  During the training the EMHP will work in schools two days per week and start to offer therapeutic interventions with CYP in their second semester.  They will complete 10 case studies with CYP across the age range, and offer one group with CYP, parents or staff and demonstrate examples of whole school working.  Both academic and clinical skills will be assessed in order to qualify.  Interviews are to be held w/c 25th November 2019

 

For further information see NHS Jobs

www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915758926

 

For further information contact Zoe Brownlie - z.brownlie@nhs.net

 

 

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