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Clinical Lead - Integrated 0-19 Early Help and Prevention Service

Solent NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Make a difference with us.

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for early help and intervention? Do you believe in bringing strong evidence based interventions in at the earliest stage of service delivery?

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping children and young people at the heart of what you do then a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Our early help service supports children and families when challenges first emerge to avoid the need for more complex interventions later on. We build on families strengths to resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems emerging. We have three teams in Southampton who work out of community hubs to bring early intervention in neurodevelopmental issues to local communities in the most accessible and responsive way. The three teams consist of a range of professionals including social workers, health visitors, school nurses and family support workers.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for Clinical Leads to join our team as we expand and develop our neurodiversity pathways. We are looking for colleagues who have experience in working, and leading, within child and adolescent mental health services and with an absolute passion for early intervention and prevention within a multi-agency environment.

Our prime focus in these roles is in bringing Emotional Coping Skills and Positive Behaviour Approaches into the core work of the early intervention and prevention team and as such we are looking for colleagues with the relevant experience and qualifications in these areas.

You will be linked to the wider Solent NHS CAMH Structure for ongoing professional development and support. The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision. You will be working alongside an established clinical leadership team at an important time in our development. It really is an exciting time to be joining us as we push forward with implementing new ways of working in order to best meet the needs of the population we work with.

If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding the post please contact Dan Buckle at

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Recognised clinical qualification of either:
  • *Occupational Therapist (approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists -- RCOT).
  • *Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, as accredited by the BPS
  • Registered member of relevant professional body.Highly specialist knowledge and application of occupational therapy assessment and intervention and its application to the mental health needs of children and young people with developing needs.Familiar with and works within Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.


  • Accreditation to master's level or abovePost qualifying training in Sensory Integration (SI).Post qualifying training in Dialectical Behaviour TherapyPost qualifying training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)



  • Extensive experience of assessment/intervention with children, young people and families within CAMHS, learning disability services or Early Help servicesExperience of undertaking research/auditExperience of change management within a service, using QI approaches.Experience of evidence-based service development and change managementExperience of teaching / trainingKnowledge and experience in child protection/safeguarding procedures, to recognise abuse and escalate appropriately within statutory timeframes.To hold a clinical caseload of complex mental health/developmental needs and act as a core professional within a multi-agency teamAbility to work autonomouslyExperience of managing concerns, complaints and serious untoward incidents

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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