Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

The Junction is recruiting for Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

Job Title: Trainee Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)

Salary: £26,779 (Agenda for Change) plus 3% increment increase per annum subject to funding and satisfactory performance

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent (Depending on successful completion of trainee programme and future funding)

This exciting opportunity is to work for The Junction Foundation and join the existing InsideOut Mental Health Support Team, delivering evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in the South Tees.

InsideOut MHST is delivered by a consortium of partners, the majority of which are from the voluntary and community sector. Consisting of the following organisations; The Junction, Teesside Mind, The Link, ABC Counselling, Changing Futures Northeast and Time 4 You. We are now recruiting for a Trainee EMHP’s who will train and co locate together as part of the InsideOut Mental Health Support Team.

Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically for the role in partnership with Northumbria University. To enable this, all applicants must demonstrate in their application the ability to work at degree level or have an equivalent level of relevant experience, with a proven record of previous learning or formal study in child development, wellbeing or mental health. Further to that experience of working with children and young people and an understanding of the educational system is highly desirable.

The training programme for this post is due to start in September/October 2024, is 12 months in duration and will consist of academic and supervised practice learning across mental health services and educational settings, such as primary and secondary schools, and further education colleges. Delivery of the programme will be provided through a combination of taught days within the University, independent self-guided study days and experience gained in education wellbeing and mainstream mental health services.

During training, the post-holder will work under supervision to gain experience across healthcare and educational settings to enable them to gain the level of competence required to deliver high quality, evidence-based early interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.

The training course is divided into modules, developing skills and knowledge in areas such as:

On successful completion of training, trainee EMHPs will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and capabilities to work as a qualified EMHP as autonomous and responsible practitioners within their scope of practice, alongside education colleagues. EMHPs will play a key role as members of InsideOut MHST, who will have the responsibility for delivering schools overarching approach to providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.

As this is a full-time training post, initially you will apply for the post, just as you would with any other job application, and then you will be expected to make a separate application to the university mentioned later on in the recruitment and selection process.

To apply

Please see below to download an application pack. Completed packs to be email to or post to Westfield Farm, Dormanstown, Redcar, TS10 5NA

For further information please contact

We do not accept CV’s full pack to be completed.

Closing date: Sunday 11 August 2024

only successful applicants will be contacted.

Interviews: either 22 or 23 August 2024

The Junction is an inclusive employer and encourages applications from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. As a disability-confident employer if you require any reasonable adjustments within the recruitment process, please let us know.

The Junction is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  As such, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and other relevant checks deemed appropriate will be sought.