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Senior EMHP / CWP

West London NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year inclusive HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to introduce the new role of Senior Educational Mental Health Practitioner/Child Wellbeing Practitioner within our Mental Health Support Teams in West London CAMHS. The role offers the opportunity for experienced Educational Mental Health Practitioners, or Child Wellbeing Practitioners with experience of working in schools to take a more senior role within the team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be providing clinical and skills-based supervision to trainee and more junior practitioners, with the support of a team lead. Alongside this, you would be working as a senior practitioner delivering evidence-based interventions to children, young people and families/carers within schools. The role will also include supporting team leads and managers with aspects of service development and operational functioning of the team, as well as taking on some aspects of line management delegated from team leads where appropriate.

We invite applications from qualified EMHPs and CWPs with significant experience working within schools who are interested to develop their supervision skills and utilise these in supporting trainees and more junior members of staff. Undertaking supervision training on the CYP-IAPT supervision model is expected as part of the role. We are looking for people who have good skills in team working, and who value working with a diverse staff group.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, 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 more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

This is an exciting new role within our mental health support team for an experienced Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) to deliver evidence-based early intervention/guided self-help for children, young people and families/carers, alongside assuming responsibility for supervision of skills development and supervision of trainee and more junior EMHPs/CWPs with the support of a Team Lead. For the supervisory elements of the role you will be expected to undertake the CYP-IAPT Supervision course. The role will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the Mental Health Support Teams service in schools, in accordance with CYP-IAPT principles, in partnership with service users and partnership agencies, working as part of a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate would also be expected to support the team lead and manager in operational running of the service and further development of pathways of care. The role also involves undertaking some aspects of line management, as appropriate and delegated by the team supervisor/lead.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of ability to study successfully at undergraduate level or the equivalent
  • Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner Qualification from accredited training provider OR Education Mental Health Practitioner Qualification from accredited training provider
  • Psychology or other health /social care/youth related undergraduate degree
  • Other relevant postgraduate degree
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people and families
  • Significant experience post CWP/EMHP qualification
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and the role of the family in supporting children and young people's emotional well-being
  • Understanding of systems and contexts in which children and young people are likely to live
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes
  • Demonstrates an understanding of common mental health problems experienced by children and young people
  • Understands why it is essential to use evidence-based interventions when possible
  • Experience in providing manualised CWP/EMHP interventions for children and young people experiencing, mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties.
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. ASC, ADHD, Mild-moderate LD)
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes
  • Able to identify common mental health problems in children and young people
  • Understands why collecting feedback from children, young people and parents is important
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to develop good professional relationships with colleagues inside and beyond the service
  • Responsive to and willing to ask for feedback and supervision
  • Received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Excellent organisational and self-management skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Ability to use supervision and personal development positively and effectively Able to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Able to travel between sites where children and young people may present (e.g. schools, NHS premises, home etc
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
  • Willingness to take an active part in developing the role of CYWP within the organisation
  • Willingness to contribute to service development

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