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Education Mental Health Practitioner
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Education Mental Health Practitioner
Salary - £29,766 - £31,548 | Based in Kingston | 1 year Fixed-term contract | Full-time 

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
The purpose of this post is to improve the emotional and mental health of children and young people in the Kingston trailblazer programme.

As an Education Mental Health Practitioner for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Providing low intensity interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression and/or behavioural difficulties.
  • Undertaking specialist mental health assessments of cases in order to formulate, plan and deliver a range of psychological interventions.
  • Providing support, advice and consultation to professionals, particularly school staff.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be an Education Mental Health Practitioner for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Putting children and young people first
  • Be Qualified as an Education Mental Health Practitioner or Child Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Be able to provide consultation and training to school staff
  • Be able to undertake child mental health assessments
  • Be able to deliver low intensity evidence based interventions
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning, is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post-qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile

 Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.

Closing Date: 09/08/2020
Interview date: Provisional date 25/08/2020 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Hully Wolderufael, Clinical Specialist or Emma Fredman, Mental Health Clinician on 020 8547 6269 for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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