THE LINK CIC
Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)
The Link is a Middlesbrough based professional mental health and emotional wellbeing provider. We provide therapeutic services to children, young people and families across the North East including Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and Darlington. Our services include a wide range of workshops and training, therapeutic assessments, one to one therapeutic interventions including specialist therapies and Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) evidence-based therapies.
We are currently recruiting 1 x Full time, Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)
to work into the InsideOut Mental Health Support Team
The Link, along with other Voluntary and community sector providers have formed a partnership to create the South Tees Mental Health Support Team, also known as the InsideOut Team. The partnership members include;
The InsideOut Team provides early intervention and prevention in education settings across Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland and provides support to children, young people and families within these settings.
The Assistant EMHP, is a new role that has been developed to support the Practitioners within the InsideOut Team, with a view of progressing into the Trainee EMHP role; this is dependent on the organisation securing a place on the full-time educational programme specifically for the EMHP role (see further information about the training detailed below), and the Assistant EMHP successfully meeting Northumbria University’s entry requirements.
Please find attached the person/role specification and application form.
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Interviews will be taking place: Wednesday 19th July
Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner;
In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in the South Tees. Successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis to deliver mental health support across a range of educational settings in the South Tees. As part of the Trainee EMHP role there will be a requirement to travel to Northumbria University for an element of the training from the service where the candidate is based.
Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically for the role in partnership with Northumbria University. 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 continued employment upon successful completion of training, with a starting salary projected to be based on the NHS AfC Band 5 scale.
All applicants must demonstrate in their application 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. Further to that experience of working with children and young people and an understanding of the educational system is highly desirable.
The training programme is 12 months in duration and will consist of academic and supervised practice learning across mental health services and educational settings, such as primary and secondary schools, and further education colleges. Delivery of the programme will be provided through a combination of taught days within the University, independent self-guided study days and experience gained in education wellbeing and mainstream mental health services.
During training, a Trainee EMHP will work under supervision to gain experience across healthcare and educational settings to enable them to gain the level of competence required to deliver high quality, evidence-based early interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.
The training course is divided into modules, developing skills and knowledge in areas such as:
On successful completion of training, trainee EMHPs will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and capabilities to work as a qualified EMHP as autonomous and responsible practitioners within their scope of practice, alongside education colleagues. EMHPs will play a key role as members of the new Mental Health Support Team, who will have the responsibility for delivering schools’ overarching approach to providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.