Clinical Lead - CAMHS SPA & Early intervention service

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Calling all Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers!

We are seeking a Clinical Lead to join our CAMHS Early Intervention Service. You will work alongside the Team Manager to provide high quality leadership and supervision to the Early Intervention team and share the management responsibilities and clinical oversight.

The CAMHS Early Intervention service is designed to provide young people with expert help from one easy access point and is run by Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. This service was created as part of the CAMHs Transformation Plan for Somerset. The team triage referrals into CAMHS from across the county and provide signposting or where appropriate, early intervention for low to moderate mental health difficulties. They aim to make sure CYP get access to the right level of support or have access to early intervention or additional support before needing the specialist CAMHS services.

The service has gone though some exciting positive changes which have improved care for young people over recent months. This is a really great opportunity to be part of an evolving and dynamic team making a real difference to children and young people in Somerset.

Somerset CAMHS CQC Rated : Outstanding Somerset NHS Foundation Trust - Care Quality Commission (

Main duties of the job

  • To help lead the CAMHS Early Intervention team alongside the Team Manager, Operational lead and deputy Head of CAMHS.
  • To lead the delivery of the service and ensure that it meets national guidance and local key performance indicators.
  • To share responsibility for the day-to-day functioning of the team, to ensure a high level of care is offered consistently.
  • To provide clinical and managerial supervision to CAMHs Early Intervention staff.
  • Evaluate and participate in ongoing service development and delivery in conjunction with the wider team and ensure young person's participation.
  • To participate in the monthly Operational Management Team meetings.
  • To help manage the complaints process for the team in line with Trust policies and procedures.
  • To deliver training as required.
  • To support the ongoing development/cpd of the clinical and non-clinical staff including yearly reviews.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular career conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Day to day team management
  • Supervision and development of team members
  • Clinical oversight
  • Recruitment
  • Work along side a Team Manager/Operations Manager to further develop the service.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification

Education, experience & skills


  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work or occupational therapy.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a clinical role
  • Previous CAMHS experience or previous experience of working with CYP
  • Previous mental health experience
  • Ability to evidence experience of multi agency partnership working
  • Evidence of leading and supervision others
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of understanding mental health assessments
  • Experience of managing mental health risk in the community


  • Previous team management experience
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Clinical supervision qualification or training
  • Previous recruitment experience

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