Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Full-time, term time only

Salary £47,125 or £53,218, depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Practitioner to be a part of a supportive and innovative child and adolescent mental health service. The role, based in Cantell School Southampton, will be a member of the School’s Extended Senior Leadership Team, and will be working in partnership with Solent NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop, alongside the mental health lead, the already strong provision offered to our students. They will be required to work alongside linked agencies to the school and have the ability to develop links not currently made. An ability to work with parents to develop their knowledge of mental health issues and strategies that can be used to support their child will be vital to the success of the candidate.

The candidate will be required to develop the CPD of staff at the school and support trainee mental health nurses, whilst on placement from Solent NHS Trust.

They will be able to monitor and evaluate the impact they have had and will be able to succulently report key findings to key stakeholders.

The post holder will:

• Provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy assessment and intervention for children identified as needing support/intervention.

• Independently manage a case load of young people with identified occupational therapy needs.

• Work with carers, Education, Health Social Care and other multi-disciplinary colleagues as appropriate to assess, design and develop evidence-based intervention and management plans.

• To identify, develop and deliver in-service training for education staff, other professionals, students and parents / carers and modify training packages according to the needs of training participants.

• Plan and deliver intervention and advice for children in the school setting.

This is a great opportunity to join a happy, thriving, and successful school, a ‘founding’ member of the Aspire Community Trust – a group of 9 cross-phase schools that work together to create an aspirational learning journey for our children aged between 4 and 16. The role is critical in supporting the delivery of high-quality children’s mental health services across the Trust.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

The post holder will have duties related to the clinical delivery of care to children, young people and their families and calls for a professional with experience of working with children and young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and trauma.

Further details and an application form are available on our website www.cantell.co.uk.   Alternatively, please contact Lucie Sabiston on 023 8051 6704 or email recruitment@cantell.co.uk.

Closing date:  15 July 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.