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CAMHS Specialist Community Mental Health Practitioner (incl. CBT Practitioners)

Role: CAMHS Specialist Community Mental Health Practitioner (incl. CBT Practitioners)

Location: Hounslow West, Mental Health Support Team in Schools

West London NHS Trust, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Band: Agenda for Change Band 7 (Permanent)

Salary: £43,712 to £49,325 pa pro rata inc HCAS

WTE: 0.8 – 1.0 part/ full time considered)

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 have an  exciting vacancy in our dynamic and rapidly growing new workforce in West London NHS CAMHS. If you are interested in partnership working 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!

The Specialist Mental Health Practitioner offers intensive supervision to a team of Band 4 Trainee Education Wellbeing Practitioners.  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 caseload. The successful candidate will be expected to complete a CYPI-APT PGCert course in supervising low intensity interventions at Reading University (expenses paid). 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. We offer high quality supervision, with excellent CPD and career development opportunities.

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 schools (as outlined in the Government’s Green Paper for Young People’s Mental Health). Hounslow was one of the first sites in England to benefit from significant investment in this area, and now have three teams in the East, Central and West of the borough.

Hounslow has had Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs and EWPs) working in schools for over two years now with great success. Hundreds of children and young people have accessed guided self- help and group work support, with very encouraging feedback and clinical outcomes. The MHSTs sit alongside, and have very positive relations with, Tier 2 CYP mental health services as well as good interface with our Tier 3 CAMHS colleagues.

In response to Government advice relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MHST is fully supported in working remotely. New staff 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. The team’s usual base is Crane Park Primary School.

For further details or an informal chat, please contact: and, Team Leads at Hounslow MHST

Applications must be submitted through the NHS Jobs portal. If you are interested in applying for this post (or reading the full Job Description and Person Specification) please go to:

Closing date: 28th June 2020 ( we reserve the right to close adverts early)

Interviews: (via MS Teams/ Zoom): 15th July 2020