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CYP Specialist Practitioner

West London NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
BAND 7 CYP Specialist Practitioner, Early Intervention in Psychosis

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Specialist Practitioner to join Ealing Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. This new role will offer both clinical and leadership opportunities enabling the post holder to contribute to the continuing service development and to the delivery of excellent clinical care.

We are looking for an experienced CYP/CAMHS clinician with drive, enthusiasm and vision to lead and develop the transition pathway. Our candidate will have experience of working with children and young people aged 14 - 25 years old with suspected first episode psychosis. They will participate in delivering specialist mental health care to children and young people and their families within the Early Intervention service.

The role will include providing interventions and outreach work to children and young people as well as being the safeguarding children lead for the team and being the main interface link with CAMHS, and the Local Authority. You will also lead on multi-agency working, with a number of internal and external stakeholders involved in and essential to the young person's care.

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 post holder will provide clinical leadership in facilitating holistic initial assessments, risk management, and delivery of EIP's 7 core interventions in a consistent manner. This will be achieved by working in collaboration with the team manager, lead professionals and the rest of the MDT.

The Specialist Practitioner will participate in the review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the service, supporting and implementing changes to practice as necessary. Additionally, they will liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service.

They will need to have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the team manager in providing effective leadership within a clinical team providing a high quality service within the resources available in the defined area.

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



  • Professional qualification and registration, i.e. MH Nurse, Social Worker, OT, Psychologist
  • Evidence of accredited courses in child and adolescent mental health practice
  • Mentorship/ teaching and assessing qualification


  • First or higher degree in appropriate subject area or equivalent post registration training and experience
  • Specialist therapeutic skills e.g. CBT
  • Post registration training in CAMHS
  • Working towards Masters Level in a CAMHS related subject.
  • Family Work trained



  • Demonstrable experience of assessment and working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families within a mental health setting
  • Demonstrable experience working with young people with in a community setting
  • Experience of working in a number of ways i.e. assertive outreach, clinic based settings, home, school or other appropriate environments
  • Experience of interagency and multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of assessing risk and formulating safe and effective risk management plans
  • Providing and using Clinical Supervision / Reflective Practice
  • Teaching and facilitating skill development of non CYP colleagues


  • Experience of using therapeutic skills, such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Work
  • Experience of management of child protection emergencies
  • Measurable track record of involving and motivating staff to improve performance.
  • Experience of therapeutic work with children and families where abuse or neglect has occurred
  • Experience of contributing to and implementing service developments
  • Working with young people with First Episode Psychosis and/or At Risk Mental State



  • Specialist knowledge of mental health assessment and treatment of children and young people
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Children's Act 2004, Mental Health Act 1983 & Safeguarding Guidelines
  • Knowledge of the legal issues relating to consent and capacity in children and young people.
  • An awareness and understanding of the issues facing, children, adolescents and their families
  • Knowledge of the Care Plan Approach
  • A sound working knowledge and application of relevant professional code, i.e. professional Code of Practice
  • The Early Intervention in Psychosis model, ethos and practice



  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication able to covey complex, and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professionals both NHS and non NHS
  • Ability to work flexibly with colleagues from a range of disciplines
  • Skills in communicating with children, adolescents and their families or carers
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour in possibly distressing situations.
  • Extensive Assessment skills
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of assessment, intervention and management
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication able to covey complex, and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professionals both NHS and non NHS

Other Requirements


  • Leadership skills, including supervision and performance management
  • An open and facilitative style of leadership which can be adapted when necessary to ensure delivery of objectives.
  • Can use constructive criticism and openly seeks to review and reflect on own style and presentation.
  • Resilient and self-motivated with drive and vision that is able to work on own initiative and manage a range of priorities across competing agendas.


  • Ability to analyse and interpret performance and financial information, excellent numerical and presentational skills.
  • An understanding of effective systems for integrated governance and the management of clinical and non-clinical risks.
  • Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Early Intervention Service

Cherington House



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