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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/12/2020.

CAMHS CWP Supervisor/Manager

Job Reference: 222-LS-CAMHS-58-A

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Additional Professional Scientic and Technical
Location:
Childrens IAPT Wave 4, Hounslow
Salary:
£45,753 - £51,668 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.


West London NHS Trust provides physical and mental health care to people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. Our services include community-based integrated care for people with long-term conditions, public health programmes for children and adults, smoking cessation and a full range of mental healthcare in the community, in hospital and secure settings in west London and at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.

We positively welcome applications from people who represent diverse communities and those with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities.

West London NHS Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

 

Job Title: CAMHS Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Supervisor / Service Development Lead

Department: Ealing SAFE, Community CAMHS Team

Band: 8a

Term: 1 year fixed term

Following a further successful bid to train Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners in West London NHS Trust, we are looking to recruit another CAMHS CWP Supervisor / Service Development Lead. This is an exciting time to join a large and dynamic new workforce in West London NHS Trust CAMHS. We offer high quality supervision, with excellent CPD and career development opportunities.

This newly appointed person will be responsible for the management and intensive supervision of the new cohort 6 trainee Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) who will be working as an integral part of Ealing SAFE Community CAMHS Team. This will include the coordination and appropriate delegation of work and necessary support within and between services, teams and projects.

The training the CWPs will receive will enable them to deliver - under intensive supervision - high quality brief, focused and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties (low mood, self, anxiety and behavioural difficulties). This in turn will equip those in post to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven mental health service.

This will be an exciting and varied role working as part of a supportive multidisciplinary team. It is a great opportunity to gain approved training and influence service developments in children and young people’s mental health services.

Applicants for these posts MUST complete an application for the training course at the same time as applying to West London Mental Health NHS Trust. Applications should be made through the KCL online portal. All the details on how to apply to KCL are contained within the attached information sheet about the university application process.

Applications to the programme will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology)
  • Candidates will need to have a minimum of 4 years professional experience in a CAMHS (or equivalent) setting and two years of experience supervising.
  • The course will consider candidates who do not meet these criteria on a case by case basis, please contact cyp-iapt@kcl.ac.uk to discuss. • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Further information can be found on our English

The interviews are being held remotely via Microsoft Teams on 18th November 2020.

Who to contact for further information and informal visits: Dr Ben Aveyard, Professional Lead for CAMHS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (07966 224 246).

 

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.

We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Ben AveyardJob titleProfessional Lead for CAMHS Psychological WellbeingTelephone number07966 224 246Additional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff


At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

 




We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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