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Education Mental Health/Children's Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4255
  • Published: Mon 22/03/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £23541 to £29577 per annum (Grade G)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, West Street House, Newbury, Berkshire

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Education Mental Health/Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

The Education Mental Health Practitioner / Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner role was created as part of West Berkshire’s multi-disciplinary trailblazing Mental Health Support Team (MHST) and is a full-time post.  The MHST is a multi-disciplinary team that offers a range of services under the Thrive Elaborated Model. The team includes a range of early intervention workers comprising of Primary Mental Health Workers, Education Mental Health Practitioners, an Assistant Educational Psychologist and an Outreach Worker.  The team has specialist support from a Senior BHFT CAMHS Practitioner and will be led by Senior Educational Psychologists. 

The team is based in West Street House in Newbury but the post holder will be working across all schools involved in the MHST project. 

The post holder will be expected to work as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidenced-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting young people are actively encouraged. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working and building effective working relationships with young people. The post-holder will employ a range of evidence based interventions for common mental health problems via direct individual and group support. Support will also be provided to parents. 

You will be appointed to the role of Mental Health Practitioner or Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner, depending on the qualification that you hold.  

A committed team worker, the post holder will carry a caseload and work on their own initiative.  Time management skills are essential given the variety of this challenging yet rewarding role.  

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies. 

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days. 

Please contact Kate Pike on (01635) 519935 for an informal chat about this role. 

Interviews are due to take place on 20th April 2021.