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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/11/2019.

Trainee CBT Practitioner - Recruit to Train

Job Reference: 222-LS-435

West London NHS Trust
Hounslow CAMHS
17469 Trailblazers - Hounslow CAMHs, Hounslow
£34,961 to £42,010 pa pro rata inc 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.

Job Title: Recruit to Train CAMHS CBT Mental Health Practitioner

Department: Hounslow CAMHS (Mental Health Support Team)

Band: AfC 6

This is an intensive training role within the Child and Young Persons Improving Access To Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP-IAPT) which will equip the post holder to provide evidence based interventions in line with CYP-IAPT care principles.

The post- holder will attend required taught and self-study days at King’s College London, and be based in Hounslow CAMHS Mental Health Support Team for the remaining days of the week where they will use newly developed skills to provide CBT interventions for children, young people or families in educational settings. There will also be opportunities to gain experience in Tier 3 CAMHS.

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and rapidly growing new workforce in West London NHS Trust Children and Young People’s (CYP) 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 CYP in the community in response to the government’s Green Paper for Young People’s Mental Health. There is specific focus on developing more access to appropriate help within educational settings, and improving the general culture of emotional support.

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!


Applicants will need to make a dual application in order to be considered for the training post. This means you will have to apply for both a place on the course with KCL and for the corresponding job with Hounslow CAMHS, West London NHS Trust. The job and the course go hand-in-hand, and the process of applying for the job and a place on the course happen concurrently via NHS Jobs and the KCL portal. Applicants must be able to commit to starting the training at KCL on 14th January 2020.

The KCL application portal is now open and you may begin submitting your application for the PG Dip in Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy PGDip at the KCL link to apply.

Please note that the portals will be open until the first week of December 2019 and you will need to have submitted your application by then AND have applied for the job in order to be considered. Please see additional guidance on the application process in the uploaded documents.


For further details / informal visits contact:

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 for further information or to arrange an informal chat about the role.

Interview/Assessment date: w/c 25th November 2019

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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