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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/11/2021.

CWP Supervisor/Lead

Job Reference: 333-G-CA-0838-A

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Psychology, Nursing, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Social Work
Brent CAMHS, Wembley
£52,093 - £58,186 p.a inc HCAS (pro rata if part t

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

CWP Supervisor Lead

CNWL is an equal opportunities employer and we are particularly interested in applications from the BAME community.

We are recruiting to an exciting opportunity to work within the CNWL Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services. We have been awarded funding for Child Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee and Supervisor posts within our Community CAMHS Services across our 3 London outer Boroughs, Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon. You will join a multi-disciplinary team and be required to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Young Person IAPT Supervision.

This training is for supervisors of either Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP), Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) or Recruit to Train (RtT) Practitioners undertaking the Therapy Diploma for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Parenting or Systemic Family Practice (SFP). The course is a based at Kings in the Denmark Hill campus, although the majority of the course will be online.

The post is salaried and fully funded for one year. Training for this programme is delivered in partnership by King’s College London and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Young People.

Simultaneously with applying for these positions all candidates must complete a university application as well. UCL guidance document with information on how to apply to the university, along with a link to the university portal can be found in the documents section of this advert.

Applications to the training 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): AND/OR a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, social work) from a UK university of overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Candidates will need to be experienced Mental Health professionals as evidence by 2 years working therapeutically/ clinically or consultatively within a CYP Education or Mental Health Setting with children and young people with mental health difficulties. They must demonstrate experience of clinically delivering and supervising in the therapeutic approach for which they are applying (e.g., CBT).
  • The course will consider candidates who do not meet these criteria on a case by case basis, please contact 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. The English language requirement for this programme is ‘Band D’.


  • Please ensure that you upload a copy of your degree certificate at the time of submitting your application, we will not be able to process your application without this
  • If your name on any of your certificates/documents is different than your current name (due to marriage etc), then you will need to submit proof of name change (e.g., marriage certificate) as evidence of name-change.
  • Please note that applications will not be considered from applicants who are formally registered (or re-sitting examinations) for another programme of study at KCL or any other Higher Education Institution

For further details / informal visits contact:

Chandra Atkinson (Service Manager CAMHS,MHST, CWP, RTT and Schools teams) / 07738261575

Amanda Pegrum-MHST Service Lead Brent. via 07701294484


The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an exemption applies.

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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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