Mental Health Practitioner

Ealing, London, Greater London, England
Pay
£ 49349 - 55562 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
11 Oct 2019
Closes
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

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 Hammersmith & Fulham 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.

West London NHS Trust provides physical and mental health care to people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow. Our services include community-based integrated care for people with long-term conditions, public health programmes for children and adults, smoking cessation and a full range of mental healthcare in the community, in hospital and secure settings in west London and at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.
We positively welcome applications from people who represent diverse communities and those with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities.
West London NHS Trust is committed to 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.

Job Title: CAMHS Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Lead (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)
Department: Ealing CAMHS
Band: 8a (Permanent) 1.0 WTE
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a CAMHS practitioner to act as Team Lead for two Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Ealing. This is a great time to join a dynamic and rapidly growing new workforce in West London NHS Trust Children and Young People's Mental Health Services, which we are delighted to have gained significant new investment as a Trailblazer. The Mental Health Support Teams programme is a service transformation programme delivered by Health Education England and partners. Ealing has had Child Wellbeing Practitioners working in schools 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. The community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness and complexity of this multicultural context. You will be working in primary and secondary schools and based in Ealing Primary Centre as part of Ealing's well established health and wellbeing offer to children and young people.
We would like to hear from confident CAMHS professionals with a track record of providing quality evidenced based interventions to support young people's mental health. In addition, you will have significant experience of supervising clinicians, and be able to evidence operational leadership skills. 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!
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 supervisi

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