Practitioner and EHMP Supervisor

Children and Young Peoples Well-being and Mental Health
Position: Practitioner and EHMP Supervisor
Employer: DRCS
Benefits: £30,401, 6.6 weeks annual leave, pension
Location:Bakewell Derbyshire

DRCS is a Mental Health Charity founded in 1989. We work predominantly as a provider of Talking Therapies covering the whole of Derbyshire. Additionally, our work expands to us working with individuals and organisations, delivering supervision, group work, wellbeing training, and working with children and adolescents.

At DRCS we consider the needs and well-being of clients we work with, as being paramount to everything we do. We are just as passionate about our staff wellbeing. We expect the highest standards from our employees and offer a flexible and supportive working environment. The successful candidates will share our core values of trust, engagement, respect, recognition, team work and vision and be able to demonstrate this at interview.

A fantastic opportunity to become involved in a trailblazing project to deliver timely and evidence-based help to children and young people within school settings. You will work therapeutically with children and their families, providing support and treatment. Whilst overseeing and supervising Education Mental Health Practitioners.
Ideally you will have a qualification in Low Intensity Interventions or previous CAMHS or other CYP focussed experience of working 1:1 and in groups in a CBT oriented way. You may have qualified as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner and have a real interest and passion to work with children and young people? This is a great developmental step for those who wish to grow. As a PWP did you complete the IAPT Supervisor training course? You are an ideal candidate for this role. We are looking for people who are passionate about their work and have used CBT based intervention strategies with young people before.

As a Practitioner and EMHP Supervisor, you will be expected to work with a defined caseload of children as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing assessment, care planning and care delivery for service users with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will include the provision of highly skilled professional care, psychological interventions, group work, clinical assessment, risk assessments / risk management, and promoting recovery and inclusion and ensuring co-production with service users, families and carers and the education staff. You will also need to provide evidence-based supervision to Education Mental Health Practitioners (CBT based practice) and provide formal and informal education, training and supervision to other members of the team to include other services, mostly delivered in schools.

Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor Role:
• Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions, under supervision. To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, schools and outside agencies in the implementation of early intervention.
• Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to carry out holistic and child-centred mental health assessments, including risk assessments.
• To ensure that interventions are evidence based.
• To provide an all age inclusive service, focusing on early identification, rapid response, that supports effective clinical decision making and education of education staff.
• Participate in risk assessment and risk management activities.
• To contribute to the development of ideas and innovative practice and propose changes to protocols and procedures within the mental health support team and DRCS where required.
• To shape and influence developing referral pathways and access
• Provide a flexible service, with occasional evening and weekend working to facilitate parent psycho-education and community activities.
• To perform other duties as may be necessary for the development of other services and the requirements of the changing service

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Kim Heappey – 07940324187
Any question regarding your application please contact Mark Penman – markpenman@drcs.org.uk
Please note: Successful candidates will be expected to be an important and integral part of a team working in a school in Bakewell.
We will organise interviews after the 25th of May and will use either telephone, Zoom or Skype for Business

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