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Voice and Participation Lead for Me & My Mind, MHSTs - Mental Health Support Teams

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £37,575 - £40,279 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/05/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Education and Learning
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/40662
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/40662
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £37,575 - £40,279 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/05/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Education and Learning

 

Are you a qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) who is passionate about the children and young people’s participation in service design and development?

The voice of children and young people and their experiences of mental health in education and of accessing health services is important to us.

In this role you will work collaboratively with Me & My Mind, Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) Senior Mental Health Practitioners (SMHPs), Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) by leading on co-production and participation to ensure that the service delivers the three core functions of the MHST in a way that is informed by the service users. This will include using various means of engagement through workshops, steering groups, surveys, digital and social media to ensure children and young people are at the centre of the service.

You will hold a small caseload delivering 1-1 or group interventions using a low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach.

We are looking for candidates who:

Are passionate about creating opportunities for children and young people informing service development.

  • Has experience of planning and delivering youth voice activities
  • Are a qualified EMHP or CWP
  • Can work creatively and be flexible to meet the needs of children and young people
  • Has good communication skills and ability to collaborate with a range of professionals in health and education

 

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the essential criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.

Interviews will take place in person at County Hall, Lewes on Monday 3rd June 2024

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Lucy Hill, Mental Health Support Team Manager - Whole School Approach lucy.hill@eastsussex.gov.uk to request a MS teams call or phone call.

This post has access to a range of clinical training opportunities, clinical supervision and linking to other services providing participation opportunities for children and young people.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For work that makes a difference

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 http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. 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. 

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

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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