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Educational Mental Health Practioner

Rushey Mead Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time, Term Time
LG7 points 19-22
Start Date
As soon as possible
22nd August 2022 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: One year
  • Job ID: 1257690

Rushey Mead Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed, diverse and happy school with a long history of success. We have been rated by Ofsted as outstanding since 2007 and became one of the first Teaching Schools in 2011.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone working in Mental Health

Job Ref: EMHP Educational Mental Health Practitioner
Details: Temporary, Full Time, Term Time in the first instant
Start Date: as soon as possible
Salary: Grade 7, Points 19-22 £25,048 - £27,383 FTE £29,461 - £32,208
37 hours per week, 30 minutes for lunch daily.
Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm Friday 8.00am – 3.30pm

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Education Mental Health Practitioner to work alongside staff and young people in our school, promoting a whole school approach to SEMH and embedding a positive ethos and attitude to mental health and wellbeing. Knowledge and experience of working with young people with social, emotional and mental health concerns is essential as we are looking for someone who can deliver evidence-based, early intervention for students with mild to moderate mental health problems, and support young people with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services.

This post would appeal to anyone who wishes to work in a school where:

  • strong, positive relationships are a strength of the school;
  • students are generally taught in mainstream lessons which allows them to thrive in a positive and productive learning environment;
  • students of all ages and abilities readily demonstrate an eagerness to learn and make progress across the curriculum;
  • outstanding behaviour is apparent throughout the school; students are polite, open and articulate, making it a pleasure to engage with them in lessons;
  • the school’s progress 8 score is significantly above average at +1.0 for two consecutive years and ranked in the top 5% nationally;
  • Professional Learning is a priority and time for this is integrated into the school day;
  • all students, teachers and parents share a common vision to "make a positive difference".

Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

Please see the documents listed below, which may assist you in making your application:

  • Job Description
  • Applicant Pack
  • Application and Recruitment Process document


Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022

Interview: Week beginning Tuesday 30th August 2022

Applications from those with medical experience of working in mental health are invited.


Safeguarding Statement:

We are committed to keeping children and young people safe from harm and abuse and to promoting their welfare, and we expect that everyone who comes to work for us will share the same commitment. Fulfilling this responsibility includes making sure that our recruitment process includes a range of measures to identify those who may be unsuitable to work with children and young people. In addition, all roles within the school/college are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. These posts may also be subject to further DBS re-checks at appropriate intervals. Further information about what the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 means for applicants is provided on the Application Form. Please note that having a criminal record is not an automatic bar from working with us: whether or not your criminal record has a bearing on the post you have applied for will be carefully considered as part of the recruitment process. This may involve a discussion with yourself about the circumstances and background to your offences
Rushey Mead Academy

Rushey Mead Academy

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