Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

Recruiter
West London NHS Trust
Location
Ealing, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Nov 2019
Closes
08 Dec 2019
Ref
1299441274
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.

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Job Title: Child Wellbeing / Education Mental Health Practitioner - Mental Health Support Team

Department: Ealing CAMHS

Band: 5 (Permanent)

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and rapidly growing 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. Ealing has been successful in being one of the second wave of sites in the England to benefit from significant investment in this area.

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!

We are looking for four trained Child Wellbeing / Education Mental Health Practitioners to work in our Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Ealing. The role will involve diverse interventions such as group work, training, and consulting to education colleagues, in addition to carrying out assessments and holding a caseload.

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 for 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.

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We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications.

We will be requesting references. Please ensure you include 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.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Closing Date: 17th October 2019

Interview date: TBC

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 ( Email address removed ) for further information or to arrange an informal chat about the role.

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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