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Mental Health Support Team Lead 

Mental Health Support Team (MHST), Hounslow CAMHS

(Applications welcome from 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

Job Reference: 222-LS-CAMHS-100

Employer: West London NHS Trust Salary: £45,753 - £51,668 pa plus HCAS

Department: Hounslow CAMHS

Band: AfC Band 8a (Permanent 0.7 – 1.0 WTE, Fixed Term/ Secondments will be considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinical manager to join the Hounslow Mental Health Support Team (MHST). The post holder will mainly cover Hounslow West MHST, and work closely with the East and Central Team Lead on service wide projects.  Applications are welcome from candidates seeking part-time or full-time hours between 0.7-1.0 WTE. Permanent, fixed term, and secondment arrangements will be considered.

We would like to hear from confident CAMHS professionals with significant experience of day to day operational leadership, and offering supervision and line management to clinicians. It is essential you hold a relevant clinical qualification and have previous experience of working in a specialist or early help CAMHS team; experience of working in an educational setting would be a bonus. You will be responsible for the delivery of a high quality and responsive CAMHS service, including implementation and review of systems, policies, standards and procedures within frameworks agreed by the Trust, partner agencies and commissioners. 

It will be a challenging, but rewarding role and we believe it will provide a talented and ambitious manager with real scope to develop and influence practice. 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!

You will be joining a dynamic and rapidly growing new workforce in West London NHS Trust Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  Mental Health Support Teams are part of a service transformation programme delivered by Health Education England and partners; Hounslow was one of the initial trailblazing sites and has had Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs and EWPs) working in schools for over two years 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 community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness of this multicultural context.

This is a specialist mental health practitioner 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.

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. 

Applications are welcome through the NHS job website at the following link:  https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916458340

Please email Dr Claire Edwards, MHST Lead at Claire.Edwards@westlondon.nhs.uk for further information or to arrange an informal chat about the role.

Closing Date: 2nd May 2021 (or sooner, as we reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications).

Interview Date: w/c 12th May 2021

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