Job Introduction The new Specialist Mental Health Practitioner - SEND role is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) programme and lead on the development and delivery of evidence-based early intervention with a focus on supporting the complex needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents/carers. The role will be based within Local Authority Children’s Services, and the post holder will be expected to work across a range of schools, alongside community partners and other services.
This post is part of the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) programme which is a shared initiative between the NHS and the Department for Education.
The MHSTs are located in The Havens (the coastal strip comprising the Newhaven, Peacehaven area), South Downs (including Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford) and Bexhill and Rother and will support a number of schools in each area.
We are looking for a practitioner with experience of working in a setting where children who have special educational needs or disabilities and mental health issues has been the primary focus. The postholder will be working with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health issues.
We welcome part-time/flexible working, job share applications or requests for secondment opportunities. The successful postholder will be based in Lewes and will be expected to support children in MHST schools across East Sussex.
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.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.
Company Information 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.
Hours of work: 37 hours per week Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 27 November 2020 Interview date: Friday 04 December 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Lucy Hill - Mental Health Support Team Manager: Whole School Approach on 07895 213953.