Gloucestershire is excited to have secured £5m national funding to improve specialist mental health support in schools and waiting times for other mental health services and we are looking to recruit a number of Education Mental Health Practitioners.
The funding is being used to set up four Mental Health Support Teams in a number of schools across the county, including primary, secondary, special schools and other settings.
The teams will be staffed by a combination of experienced, qualified counsellors working alongside NHS staff; the balance of skills, experience and training within the teams will be flexible in order to meet the specific needs of the children in each type of school.
Education Mental Health Practitioners will play a key role in these teams, and will focus on improving the resilience of students in schools, providing early support to prevent issues from escalating. They will also identify children and young people who need more specialist help and ensure they receive the support they need.
Post holders will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust for the first year whilst undergoing training, and, once qualified, by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
For full details and information about how to apply, visit NHS jobs.