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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2021.

Specialist CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 222-LS-CAMHS-74

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Additional Professional Scientific and Technical
Location:
Trailblazers - Hounslow CAMHs, Southall
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 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.

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


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.

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Job Title: Specialist Mental Health Practitioner - Mental Health Support Team (CAMHS Core professions such as CBT practitioner, clinical/ counselling psychologist , family systemic psychotherapist , CAMHS Mental Health nurse, CAMHS Occupational therapist , child psychotherapist or CAMHS social worker)

Department: Hounslow CAMHS

Band: 7 (Permanent)

Calling all CAMHS Core professions such as CBT practitioners, clinical/ counselling psychologists, family systemic psychotherapists, CAMHS Mental Health nurses, CAMHS Occupational therapists, child psychotherapists or CAMHS social workers!

We are seeking a skilled and confident Specialist Mental Health Practitioner to offer intensive supervision to the Hounslow West Mental Health Support Team (MHST), which comprises Band 5 Education Wellbeing Practitioners and Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners, and a Band 6 Recruit to Train CBT Trainee Therapist. The role also involves diverse interventions such as group work, training, and consulting to education colleagues, in addition to carrying out assessments and holding a small caseload. This is a specialist mental health post but the successful applicant will be supported to maintain their professional registration and will have access to support/supervision from colleagues from within their discipline, if applicable.

You will be joining a dynamic and developing new workforce in West London NHS Trust Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services. The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting trailblazer project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners with the aim of improving 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. Hounslow have been successful in being one of the first sites in the England to benefit from significant investment in this area. Over the last two years, hundreds of children and young people have accessed guided self- help and group work support, with very encouraging feedback and clinical outcomes.

We offer high quality supervision, with excellent CPD and career development opportunities. If you are interested in partnership working (notably with schools) 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!

In response to the Government advice relating to the Covid-19 pandemic , our MHST staff are fully supported to work remotely. This is subject to regular review, in line with local and national guidance. All new employees will be provided with the necessary training and equipment to work from home and we have put in place additional measures to support new employees during this period.

Closing Date: 1st March 2021

Interview date: TBC w/c 8th March 2021

Who to contact for further information and informal visits:

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

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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 Wellbeing Practitioners, West London NHS TrustEmail addressBen.Aveyard@westlondon.nhs.uk




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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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