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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2020.

Mental Health Practitioner ( 3 posts)

Job Reference: 222-LS-546-C

West London NHS Trust
Allied Health Professionals
Ealing and Hounslow
£38,890 - £44,503 £42,313 to £48,515 pa pro rata i

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.

Job Title: Specialist Mental Health Practitioner – Ealing Mental Health Support Team

CAMHS Core profession such as Nursing, Social Work, OT, Counselling or Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy or Child Psychotherapy and registration with relevant UK governing body, with some experience of delivering CBT based interventions
Provisional or fully accredited CBT practitioner with the BABCP and able to work towards achieving full practitioner accreditation with the BABCP.

Department: Ealing CAMHS

Band: 7 (Permanent)

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and rapidly growing new workforce in West London NHS Trust Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services. The Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are part of an exciting trailblazer project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and supported by an extensive partnership from across the London Borough of Ealing.

The aim is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community in response to the government’s Green Paper for Young People’s Mental Health.
Since Ealing has been successful in gaining funding for a third Mental Health Support Team which will complement our two existing teams, we are looking for up to three Band 7 CAMHS practitioners to work in our MHSTs in Ealing.

Two posts will be aligned to our new team whose targeted focus will be supporting children and young people in schools who have or may go on and be diagnosed with either ASD and/or ADHD. Therefore, we are interested in hearing from candidates who are both interested in and have experience of working with this client group.

The role will involve diverse interventions such as group work, training, and consulting to education colleagues, in addition to carrying out assessments and holding a caseload. This is a specialist mental health post but successful candidates will be supported to maintain their professional registration and will have access to support/supervision from colleagues from within their discipline.

The post holders will offer supervision to a team of Band 4 Trainee Education Wellbeing Practitioners and a team of Band 5 Education Wellbeing Practitioners/CWPs and will be expected to complete a CYPI-APT PGCert course in supervising low intensity interventions at UCL. Any offer to successful applicants will be conditional on eligibility for the course alongside a successful interview plus the usual employment check criteria such as references, DBS etc.

We offer high quality supervision, with excellent CPD and career development opportunities. If you are interested in partnership working and want to help shape new models of evidence-based support to promote the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, this job could be for you! With the advent of the COVID pandemic, the existing teams have been working in new and innovative ways despite the challenges.

The Mental Health Support Teams in Ealing are based within the Ealing Primary Centre and work very closely with other community-based Tier 2 CYP mental health services and our Counselling Partners who work in many of our schools. They are also have good working relationships with Tier 3 CAMHS colleagues, the majority of whom are based at the Trust Headquarters in Southall.

Interview date is 22nd December 2020

Please email Dr Ben Aveyard, Professional Lead for CAMHS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, West London NHS Trust at for further information or to arrange an informal chat about the role.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Ben AveyardJob titleProfessional Lead for CAMHS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners,Email addressBen.Aveyard@westlondon.nhs.ukAdditional contact information


Please email Dr Ben Aveyard, Professional Lead for CAMHS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, West London NHS Trust at for further information or to arrange an informal chat about the role.


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.

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