Job Description

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.


Children and Young People’s Well Being Practitioner / Education Mental Health Practitioner  – Band 5

The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton.  In Tower Hamlets the Trust provides high standard mental health services for children and young people based on strong partnerships with the Borough’s education and social care services, community health services and voluntary/third sector agencies.

Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. Poplar and Limehouse Ward report over 58% of children living in poverty. There is a high prevalence of mental health difficulties amongst young people and a high proportion of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  ).  In December 2018 Tower Hamlets was named a trailblazer site to pilot the Green Paper Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision initiatives to improve mental health support in school settings, including the establishment of Mental Health Support Teams (MHST). The Green Paper ambitions fit with Tower Hamlets existing strategic direction for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, to build capacity for early intervention and prevention across local partnerships.

The Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service is expanding and seeking to recruit Education Wellbeing Practitioners (EMHP) or Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP).  The post holders will work within the Schools Mental Health Support Team, (situated within CAMHS) delivering, under supervision, high quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties within primary and secondary school settings.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assess and deliver, under supervision outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in line with the CWP/EMHP intervention models.


  1. Working in partnership, support children, young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their families in the self-management of presenting difficulties.


  1. Working in partnership with members of the Mental Health Support Team, deliver a range of workshop, group and whole school interventions within education settings to children, young people, parents and members of the wider school community.


Applicants should be aware that they must have completed and passed the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner or Education Mental Health Practitioner training.   Local knowledge of Tower Hamlets and its diverse range of cultures and ethnic groups is desirable.

Children and Young People Wellbeing/Education Mental Health Practitioner

Salary: NHS Band 5: £29,057 to £36,134 inclusive of Inner London high cost area supplement

37.5 hours per week inclusive of training days.  Permanent contract

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Closing date for application is 21st November 2021 or when the number of applications reaches 40.