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CAMHS CWP Supervisor

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Hounslow
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per Annum Plus HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen following a further successful bid to train Children's Wellbeing Practitioners in West London NHS Trust. We are now looking to recruit a CAMHS CWP Supervisor / Service Development Lead on a permanent basis within Hounslow CCAMHS.

This is an exciting time to join a large, dynamic and new workforce in West London NHS Trust CAMHS. This post will be embedded within an established, welcoming and creative multidisciplinary CCAMHS team. We offer high quality supervision, with excellent CPD and career development opportunities.

The new CWP Supervisor will be joining an experienced team of clinicians who are committed and passionate about supporting and assisting trainees and new recruits in their professional development. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for clinicians and trainees to work alongside other disciplines in assessment work, group work and workshops delivery. We are committed to the development of the service and look to find new opportunities to continue to develop innovative practice.

This role is open to Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/Family Therapist/Nurse/Child Psychotherapist/CBT therapist with BABCP accreditation to apply.

Main duties of the job

This newly appointed person will be responsible for the management and intensive supervision of the new cohort of trainee Children's Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) as well as the qualified trainees, at Band 5, who are working within the Hounslow Community CAMHS Team.

The role will include the co-ordination and appropriate delegation of work and necessary staff support; leading on choosing appropriate cases, providing supervision and opportunities for the CWP's to develop their skills and competence, as well as supporting with the requirements trainees have for the course.

Also the post holder will lead on the development of this part of the service in conjunction with the CCAMHS team manager and clinical supervisor for this role. This will be an exciting and varied role and will involve the post holder working as part of a wider CAMHS multidisciplinary team.

The training the CWPs will receive will enable them to deliver, under close supervision, high quality, brief, focused and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties (low mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties).

We welcome applications from candidates who have experience supervising CWPs and have completed the relevant CYP-IAPT supervision training, but also from candidates without this specific supervision training as support would be given for a successful candidate to access this as part of the role.

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

We are looking to appoint a CAMHS CWP Supervisor / Service Development Lead on a permanent basis within Hounslow CCAMHS who is able to demonstrate a commitment to the supervision, training and development of the CWP trainee cohorts and is creative in the engagement of a culturally diverse population of young people.

We are looking to recruit someone who shows initiative, leadership skills and is committed to being a team player and is able to communicate ideas, tasks and treatment plans clearly to trainees, professionals, colleagues and young people alike.

This role will include the co-ordination and appropriate delegation of work and necessary staff support; leading on choosing appropriate cases, providing supervision and opportunities for the CWPs to develop their skills and competence, as well as supporting the requirements trainees have for the course.

The training the CWPs will receive will enable them to deliver, under closesupervision, high quality, brief, focused and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties (low mood, anxiety and behavioural difficulties). These interventions may be offered either individually or through group work with young people/families. This training, in conjunction with the support from the CWP supervisor, will equip the CWP team to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven mental health service.

We welcome applications from candidates who have experience supervising CWPs and have completed the relevant CYP-IAPT supervision training, but also from candidates without this specific supervision training as support would be given for a successful candidate to access this as part of the role.

The CWP supervisor will also need to be flexible and have the necessary skills and experience to provide high quality care that is both evidence based and client focussed. Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for more information and detail.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional knowledge acquired through a degree-level qualification in relevant Profession
Experience Essential
  • significant post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with evidence based approaches to low mood, anxiety and behaviour problems.
  • An enthusiasm for using Routine Outcome Measures
  • An enthusiasm for brief interventions Experience of working with children, young people and parents presenting with a range of mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour
  • Formulation and treatment of children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and multiagency working and co-working assessments and treatment
  • Experience of supervision of clinical staff
  • Experience of working with other agencies outside of the NHS Experience of working with Health Visitors, Family Support Workers and Social Workers.
  • Experience of undertaking delegated leadership tasks and managing staff effectively in CAMHS.
  • Ability to develop, manage and lead on outcomes data and data reporting for the service .
  • Experience of providing a culturally sensitive service.
  • Working autonomously with families providing an assessment and treatment service.
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary team meetings and co-working assessments and treatment within clinic-based settings.
  • Experience in managing child protection concerns.
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological interventions.
  • Skills in the assessment of mental health factors for young children and their parents.
Knowledge Essential
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological interventions.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice.
  • Knowledge and skills in effective communication, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Knowledge of the relevant clinical research literature and ability to apply it to field of parent/child mental health for each service area Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health, education and the children Act and Child protection.
  • Ability to form good working relationships and work flexibly with others in multidisciplinary and multi-agency settings.


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