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Education Mental Health Practitioner - Trainee

The Children's Society
£23,855 per annum (plus allowances)
Closing date
14 Jul 2022
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Education Mental Health Practitioner - Trainee

Annual: £23,855 per annum (plus allowances) 

Region: North East

Location: Newcastle Office

Domain: Youth Impact

Closing date: 14 July 2022

Permanent Contract whilst completing the Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner role

37 hours per week (This will  be a combination of attending university and part of the Mental Health in Schools Team service for Newcastle) 

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way. 

This role sits within our Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health domain, which works to provide a range of support through low intensity mental, counselling and supporting children and young people who have been in Crisis. Our approaches are lead by children and young people with a range of methods to get the best  service for them this includes one-to-one, small,  group support, larger group sessions and virtual support for children who urgently need support with their emotional wellbeing. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support the NHS & DFE funded Newcastle Mental Health in Schools Team service.

We are currently looking for candidates that have completed their degree and now looking for the opportunity to carry out Post Graduate Certificate in Education Mental Health Practitioner. This will be lead by the award winning Northumbria University and the practical learning will be supported by ourselves. 

This is a fast paced service, support children and young people between the ages of 5 -18 years old so it is essential that you have a strong knowledge of working with young people, know how to engage and build trusting relationships that support young people with their mental health. 

A key part of this role will be your ability to juggle both learning and practice delivery at the same time. Be able to work part of a team and independently, and most important have a great sense of pride of working with fantastic children and young people. 

In order to be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • Have a good understanding of evidenced based interventions in education settings for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health issues
  • Able to support and empower children, young people and their parents/carers and families and their educators to make informed choices
  • Have excellent attention to detail, in all aspects of the role.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer. 

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. 

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Thursday 14th of July.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 18th of July.

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