Education Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: orbis/TP/83177/13033
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £26,427 - £28,548 per annum
Working Hours: 37
Closing Date: 18/04/2021
Job Category: Education & Learning
Organisation: East Sussex County Council
Directorate: ESCC: Children Services
Location: Hastings

Package Description

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview date: Monday 26 April 2021

For an informal discussion, please contact Fiona Skinner - Clinical Manager on 07895 213951 or .

Job Introduction

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is recruiting a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) to join our  Mental Health Support Team (MHST) working with primary and secondary schools in Bexhill & Rother.

Our MHST in Bexhill & Rother delivers evidence-based interventions based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic (CBT) approach in schools.  We work directly with children and young people aged 7-17 with mild to moderate mental health issues, and their parents and carers.  We also work with schools to develop or enhance their whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing and mental health.  As an EMPH you will be working as part of a dynamic integrated mental health team. This approach requires creativity, flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings. You will receive clinical supervision to support your interventions and have the opportunity to develop your practice.

The Education Mental Health Practitioner role will:

  • Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions. This will include working one to one and delivering groupwork interventions.
  • Use evidence-based skills to work directly with children, young people and families.
  • Carry out holistic and child-centred mental health assessments, including risk assessments.
  • Work within designated schools, developing relationships with the Mental Health lead in the school. Offer consultation on possible referrals to the service.
  • Work within the safeguarding protocols of the schools.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time 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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company Information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.


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