CYP & Parent Support Lead

Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind

The closing date is 10 June 2022

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified CYP mental health practitioner with experience of working systemically (working parent and carers) to work within a multi-disciplinary, children and young people’s Mental Health within the voluntary sector. The HFEH MIND youth services offers services to increase and improve emotional wellbeing and mental health provision within education settings and within local community settings for 5-25 year olds. You will have the opportunity to also work alongside a successful Trailblazer site, which has emerged out of the government’s December 2017 plans: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to be part of a new pilot project in partnership with other local MINDS and the Brandon Centre. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of a support group for parents/carers of children and young people aged 11-16 who are on the waiting list for specialist mental health services (CAMHS). These young people will be considered to be in mental health distress and struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation or self-harm. The parent support group will involve some psychoeducation around young people’s mental health, some strategies around how to best support their children/teenagers and a facilitated peer support element. Mind partners will be responsible for co-facilitating the group with the successful candidate and doing outreach work with parents to link them into local support. They will use their clinical and therapeutic skills to co-deliver the group with the Mind partners and assess and report any escalation in risk to the specialist mental health service that the CYP is on the waiting list.

You will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme. Low intensity interventions (e.g. CBT guided self-help) will be delivered in a range of education settings.

About us

This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a fast growing and dedicated team supporting the wellbeing of communities across West London.

We’re here to make sure that everyone suffering with a mental health problem gets the help they need to recover. We listen, support recovery, fight stigma and work with partners to take action. We provide services for adults, children and young people, signposting for everyone and training and consultancy for employers

Job description

Job responsibilities

With support from the service lead, the post holder will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading on the development of parent / carers programme’s content
  • Screening referrals
  • Co-delivering multiple 8-week long parent support programmes (virtual and face to face) (for Pilot programme)
  • Work with London Mind Association to establish Triage protocols etc (for pilot programme)
  • Provide support to the Mind Parent Mental Health Support Workers (PMHSW) on issues outside of sessions e.g. escalation of risk
  • Monitoring and reporting on risk disclosed in groups
  • Attend regular team meetings
  • Attend regular partner meetings
  • Lead on evolution of delivery and development of groups in response to emerging needs, trends, outcomes etc
  • Work with London Mind Association team on operational handbook, escalation protocols etc.
  • Assisting with the collection of outcome measures pre and post one to one and group intervention
  • Contributing to service development and reporting
  • Attending regular service and team meetings
  • Recording clinical notes from sessions on the online database

Monitoring and evaluation

  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation activities in the service.
  • To become familiar with the range of feedback and outcome measures used in the service, and to integrate them into clinical practice.
  • To support the service lead with compiling reports for commissioners and the board of trustees

Supervision and teaching

  • To engage in regular clinical supervision and support with case management from the service lead and other senior colleagues, where appropriate.
  • To use supervision as required by the post-holder’s respective professional body regulations and the requirements of the service.

IT responsibilities

  • To use a computer/laptop to write reports and record data.
  • To use our electronic diary system to book appointments and meetings
  • To use email to communicate with other professionals as required.
  • To use the online database (Patient Source and Share Point) to record referrals, feedback and outcome measures and understand graphical presentation of data for patient outcomes.
  • To be aware of and use password protection and data protection when recording or sending identifiable information within or across services.
  • To use Microsoft office programmes including Excel, PowerPoint, Word to record data, write reports and develop training
  • Where appropriate, to deliver various sessions and training via video platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams


  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of own professional practice according to HFEH Mind policies and procedures
  • Ensure that confidentiality is always protected
  • Ensure that any risks or issues related to the safety and wellbeing of anyone the postholder comes into contact with during their professional duties are communicated and shared with appropriate parties in order to maintain individual safety and the public interest
  • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with line-manager on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development
  • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives
  • Keep all records up to date in relation to Continuous Professional Development and the requirements of the post and ensure personal development plans maintained up to date
  • Attend relevant educational opportunities in line with identified professional objectives
  • Ensure adherence to organisational policies and procedures in the design and delivery of interventions
  • Carry out additional tasks as required by the service and HF Mind

Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge


  • 1)Awareness of issues and interest in the provision of psychological therapies with adolescents and young people in community settings.
  • 2)Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management.
  • 3)An ability to conduct risk assessment with adolescents and young people as well as adults and develop risk management plans.
  • 4)An ability to formulate and provide treatment within one model of psychological therapy and to adapt the model to work with adolescents and young people. The experience and a working knowledge of at least one other approach to psychological intervention.
  • 5)An ability to administer and interpret routine outcome measures and self-report data from parents and others, and to use this information alongside other clinical information to inform formulation and intervention.
  • 6)Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, sensitive information to adolescents/young people, carers and professionals involved in their care.
  • 7)An awareness of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice.
  • 8)Skills in providing advice / consultation/training to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • 9)Extensive knowledge and understanding of the key social economic and systemic factors that contribute to poor mental health of children, young people, and parents / careers from Black, Asian and other Ethic Minority groups



  • Qualification / Training from an accredited or recognised body to deliver evidence-based interventions for CYP and or parenting interventions / programmes


  • Registered as metal health professional, or clinical / counselling practitioner or psychologist with relevant Professional Qualification i.e., BACP, UKCP, HCP, NMC registration and/or SW.
  • Additional formal training in a recognised psychological therapy.



  • 1)Experience providing psychological therapy with children and young people with a range of mental health difficulties in a community setting.
  • 2)Experience of delivering parent programmes or support groups
  • 3)Experience of supervising
  • 4)Experience in working with mental health risk
  • 5)Clinical experience in a community setting that offers services to adolescents and young people.
  • 6)Experience of mental health and risk assessment, and treatment of adolescents and young people with a wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexities.
  • 7)Understanding and sensitivity to working in a multi-cultural community.
  • 8)Experience in working with parents of children struggling with a mental or physical health difficulty.
  • 9)Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • 10)Experience of service monitoring and evaluation.

Other requirements


  • 1)Able to prioritise, work independently and on own initiative.
  • 2)Ability to work well under pressure and/or in times of crisis.
  • 3)Flexibility, creativity, and preparedness to be innovative in a developing organisation.
  • 4)Ability to be reliable, co-operative and consistent both as an independent clinician and in team settings.
  • 5)Ability to demonstrate commitment to own personal & professional development.
  • 6)Computer literate
  • 7)Experience of using Microsoft Office package

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind


309 Lillie Road




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Date posted

06 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£29,888 to £40,535 a year dependant experience


Fixed term


1 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

309 Lillie Road




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