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Specialist Community Mental Health Practitioner 

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-101

Employer: West London NHS Trust 

Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 pa plus HCAS

Department: Hounslow CAMHS

Band: AfC Band 7 (Permanent, Fixed term and Secondments will be 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 a number of permanent and fixed term opportunities for skilled and confident Specialist Mental Health Practitioner to join Hounslow West Mental Health Support Team (MHST), comprising Band 5 Education Wellbeing Practitioners and Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners, and a Band 6 Recruit to Train CBT Trainee Therapist. 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.

The role involves offering intensive supervision to practitioners undertaking diverse interventions, such as 1:1 guided self help, 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: 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

Applications are welcome through the NHS job website at the following link: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916458341

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.

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