MHST Kent and Medway Education Lead (Educational Psychology) | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 06 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £45,753 - £51,668 £45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 06 May 2021
Location: Maidstone, ME14 1PA
Company: NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3060260/395-EM170-21

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The NHS is working with schools and colleges across England to provide expert mental health support for up to half a million pupils a year – part of the Government’s ambitious plans to transform children and young people’s mental health through the NHS Long-Term Plan.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Educational Psychologist to join the expanding Mental Health Support Teams in Kent & Medway. MHSTs support children and young people, in and near schools and colleges. Each designated MHST supports a population of up to 8,000 children and young people. The first cohorts of new staff (Education Mental Health Practitioners – EMHPs), who form part of the MHSTs, completed their training at seven universities nationwide in January2019and the subsequent waves of EMHPs have continued from then onwards.

This post is a new post to support the clinical development and service delivery of the Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Kent & Medway. The post holder will also be responsible for supporting schools to develop a whole school approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health using a range of different evidence-based and theoretical approaches (e.g. systemic and attachment theory) as well as supporting Individual evidance based treatments.

We are looking for an Educational Psychologist who is passionate about working with children, families, education staff and the wider school community to provide evidence-based and innovative support for emotional wellbeing and mental health. The post holder will require expertise in understanding how we may access a Child/Youngpersons learning potential to promote treatment opportunities when there are developmental needs or system challanges.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

This advert closes on Wednesday 21 Apr 2021

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