Education Mental Health Practitioner (Trainee)

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Hours: 37.5 per week Monday to Friday

Salary: £22,549 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Location: Clacton and Tendring

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-centred 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

Please note: Successful candidates will be expected to travel to University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ in the first year to complete their training but the position will be based at a Tendring venue.  At set times throughout the year there will be teaching blocks where trainees will be 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.

We are a real living wage employer and offer our staff a range of health, wellbeing, lifestyle and financial benefits to ensure that we fully support our employees. This includes: 36 days holiday including 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time); competitive pension; expert supervision and peer support; Recruitment referrals; training and development; flexible/agile working; annual wellbeing day; an extended lunch break each week; onsite parking at most locations; company sick pay based on length of service and a charity worker discount scheme.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Mid and North Essex Mind on 01206 764600 and they will pass your details on to a member of the team. Any question regarding application please contact the HR Department on 01206 764600.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early in light of a large response. Only successful applicants will be contacted by Mid and North East Essex Mind.

Interview Date: 8th and 9th September 2022 (You will be required to give a short presentation to the current EMHP’s in service. Further details will be sent on invitation to interview)

Education Mental Health Practitioner job description and person specification

To apply for the role please complete an Employment Application Form and/or upload your CV and a covering letter using the form opposite or and email this to