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Mental Health Practitioner (RMN/OT/SW)

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking passionate and creative clinicians to join our friendly and experienced team. You will be working alongside colleagues as part of the multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively in the assessment and planning of care and interventions to individuals experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in our diverse community, to work holistically with service users and their loved ones and to make a positive difference to individuals' lives.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic clinical practitioner either a Nurse, Social Worker (SW) or Occupational Therapist (OT) to work with a caseload of service users and their networks, supporting them on their recovery journey.

You will be joining a forward thinking team and service that continues to strive to provide outstanding holistic and safe care in collaboration with the Community and Recovery Mental Health Services (CARMHS). You will have supervision and ongoing professional development with opportunities for training in specialist First Episode Psychosis interventions and skills.

This is a fulltime post (WTE 1.0) working Monday to Friday, 9-5 hours. Based at Ealing Early Intervention Service, Cherington House, Cherington Road, Hanwell.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Early Intervention Service MH Practitioner is to work in partnership with At Risk mental state (ARMS) and First Episode of Psychosis (FEP) service users wrapping care and treatment around hope and aspirations informing their care and recovery plans. To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively in the assessment and planning of care and support to individuals experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis and manage a caseload.

The postholder will be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a sound background of working in a community mental health setting, of working flexibly and promoting the safety and the wellbeing of service users and their families/carers. They will have an understanding of the evidence based clinical interventions for this particular care group - including psycho-education, physical health and wellbeing support and risk minimisation planning.

West London NHS Trust offer the following benefits to staff and more:
  • Free counselling
  • Flexible working
  • Career breaks
  • Annual leave buying / selling scheme
  • Tusker Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Health Service staff discounts

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Qualified RMN/OT/SW with current professional registration
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development


  • CBT qualification
  • Family Interventions Qualification



  • Post-qualification experience in mental health working with individuals with acute and complex needs
  • Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies


  • Working with people with psychosis
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • CAMHS and/or CYP experience
  • Care co-ordination and care planning within CPA in the community.
  • At Risk Mental State (ARMS) services



  • Specialist knowledge of mental health disorders as well as their relationship to physical disorders
  • Mental health issues within diverse communities
  • The Early Intervention in Psychosis model, ethos and practice
  • Safeguarding policies and procedure
  • Evidence -based interventions for First Episode Psychosis including psychological treatments
  • Care Programme Approach principles
  • Understand the principles of recovery and their application to risk management, positive risk taking and strength-based approaches to care delivery.
  • Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options.



  • Ability to manage own caseload and time effectively revising and adjusting priorities as required according to the needs of individual patients and the service.
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required
  • Work using own initiative, flexibility, and practising self-awareness
  • Ability to frequently work under pressure, to meet deadlines and manage risk in the dynamic clinical working environment.
  • Be aware of the limitations in own competencies and seek appropriate guidance from senior colleagues.
  • Higher level communication skills, both written and oral

Other Requirements


  • Commitment to Equality Diversity and Inclusion
  • Able to use peer and group supervision creatively
  • Ability to be reflective and apply constructive criticism to professional development
  • Sickness (or attendance) record that is acceptable to the Trust


  • Lived experience of mental health issues
  • Car owner / driver

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Early Intervention Service

Cherington House



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