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Early intervention practitioner (CPN, SW or OT)

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

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Band 6 Early Intervention Practitioner either a Nurse, Social Worker (SW) or Occupational Therapist (OT) based at Hounslow. The individual must be enthusiastic, committed, compassionate and experienced with a good knowledge of the issues and guidance around working with psychosis. In addition, have some experience of working with young people and adults aged 14years to 65 years with a range of complex mental health issues.

Alongside an exciting and fulfilling nursing role in a valued environment, we also offer:
  • A supportive environment to develop clinical skills
  • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust
  • Annual leave buying and selling scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Flexible working
  • Staff discount

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner and responsible for a defined caseload of service users by undertaking these duties:
  • To undertake assessments of individuals and their families in the designated care group with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk
  • They will work alongside the service user to develop their care plan along the recovery principles.
  • To offer specialist assessment and advice where required.
  • To assess, manage and regular review on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate (mentorship and preceptorship qualifications)
  • To act within the relevant Code of Conduct dependent on your Registration Body.

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

Qualifications and Training


  • Qualified RMN/OT/SW with current professional registration


  • CBT training
  • Family Therapy Qualification
  • Evidence of recent or ongoing continuous professional development.



  • Demonstrable substantive post qualifying experience in psychiatry, with evidence of relevant experience at Band 6 in a community mental health setting.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies.


  • Working with people with psychosis.
  • Carry out Care co-ordination and planning within CPA in the community.
  • Working with Children and Adolescents - CAMHS
  • Working with At Risk Mental State (ARMS) service



  • Specialist knowledge of mental health disorders as well as their relationship to physical disorders
  • Assessment skills
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Mental health issues within community services
  • Clinical and professional aspects of complex cases
  • Psychological treatments
  • Symptom control management
  • The Early Intervention in Psychosis model, ethos and practice
  • Understand the principles of recovery and their application to risk management, positive risk taking and strengths orientated approaches to care delivery.
  • Use of psychosocial assessment and interventions.
  • 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 through robust prioritising of own and others workloads
  • Ability to frequently work under pressure and maintain intense concentration, particularly in unpredictable situations where there will be exposure to highly distressed and/or disturbed patients, often exhibiting challenging behaviours and the risk of physical violence
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and independently with confidence when required
  • Exercise initiative, flexibility, tact and self- awareness



  • Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities


  • Car owner / driver

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Early Intervention Team - Houn

Lakeside MHU (West Mid)



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