Education Mental Health Practitioner
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Education Mental Health Practitioner to join our already establish Mental Health Support Team.
EMHPs are key in supporting young people and their families within school. You will be responsible for delivering 1-1 and group work for young people, whilst also supporting schools in developing their whole school approach to providing support for children and young people.
For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Sharpe at Jaki.Watkins@brighton-hove.gov.uk or Linsey.Mcgill@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
Your role will include:
- Delivering evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education setting with mild to moderate mental health problems;
- Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services;
- Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing;
- Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services.
- To use knowledge, skills and abilities to deliver a service based within education settings that builds on and reinforces but does not replace those initiatives that already exist within these environments.
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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.