Mental Health Support Team Senior Practitioner

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Hours: 3 x 37.5 hrs

Salary: £33,706 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Location: Tendring and Colchester venues

Would you like to be a part of a fantastic team who are passionate about delivering therapeutic support to young people, children, school staff and families within a school and college setting? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are recruiting for Senior Practitioners to work in our Wellbeing and Resilience Mental Health Service (WARMS), which is an empowering and approachable service offering non-judgmental and inclusive support in a timely and effective manner. We work ethically and collaboratively with young people, parents and schools inspiring them to work towards their goals, develop more positive mental health and celebrate their uniqueness.

The Senior Practitioner will utilise skills and knowledge of CBT and child and adolescent mental health practice providing individual support, workshops, training and groups as well as supervising qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners, enabling them to grow and develop excellence.

Our team is made up of a range of professionals including Education Mental Health Practitioners, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, nurses, therapists, counsellors, and teachers and have a wealth of experience and skills gained from working within mental health and educational backgrounds which adds to our unique service. Contact us if you have a relevant professional qualification and would like to join our friendly and welcoming team.

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); Flexible/agile working
  • Competitive pension; company sick pay based on length of service and a charity worker discount scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme; Annual wellbeing day; Weekly extended lunch breaks
  • Expert supervision and peer support
  • Recruitment referrals
  • Training and development
  • Onsite parking at most locations

Interview Date: week commencing 20th February 2023

MHST Senior Practitioner Job Description & Person Specification

To apply for the role please download and complete an Employment Application Form and upload this via the form opposite or upload your current CV along with a covering letter/statement detailing how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification. Applications can also be emailed through to