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Clinical Team Manager

Livewell Southwest CIC
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
37.5 hours per week.

An exciting opportunity has been developed within Livewell SW. In the Acute Pathway Manager role you will lead on areas of development such as our exciting new CAMHS Home Treatment and Crisis Liaison offer using the iThrive framework to inform the pathway development. Our ambition is to continue to work towards a trauma informed offer which places Children, Young People and their Families at the centre of care and to work collaboratively with the services that support them.

This service will operate between the times 08:00 - 22.00hrs, over 7days. This sits within a wider framework of 24/7 response for Children, Young People and their families within the Plymouth area. There will a requirement to work collaboratively with Senior Managers and other Clinical Pathway Managers.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical support to the CAMHS Acute Pathways on a day-to-day basis.
  • Contribution, alongside senior members of the team, in development of service provision
  • Contribution to the Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPD) -10 per annum
  • Day to day Management of the CAMHS Acute Pathway including home treatment team and CAMHS crisis liaison team.
  • Case management of staff and undertaking regular line management and appraisals of Clinicians
  • Practice Supervision.
  • Chairing regular team meetings, attendance to the Senior CAMHS Business meeting on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to the regular chairing of the weekly CAMHS Core Meeting.
  • Monitoring and developing work streams, RTT, ROMs evaluation and monitoring requirements, Data monitoring and reporting.
  • Promote and embed national and local work to reduce the stigma associated to mental health.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) within Livewell Southwest

As an operational manager the post holder will be required to participate in the operational managers on-call rota if requested to do so by the Chief Operating Officer.

The pathway will have two functions:

1. To respond to CYP presenting in mental health crisis at the local general hospital using a psychiatric liaison model which will include providing education, training and consultation to hospital staff. The team will also provide crisis response to young people in the community setting, this might include providing intensive community support, risk assessment and management.

2. The other function will be a Home Treatment offer developed and delivered through the acute pathway. You will deliver a model of care that minimises the number of children and young people needing acute and/or CAMHS inpatient unit admissions. Delivering a robust step up or step down model for CYPFS. The Acute Pathway will ensure that children and young people receive immediate and ongoing support that is timely and coordinated. Working in partnership with the wider CAMHS as well as external agencies such as University Hospital Trust, Children Social Care and education. This will inform an important aspect of our work as we move towards a trauma informed approach that recognizes the impact ACEs on a young persons mental health.

  • Improve children and young peoples mental health through the effective delivery of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) through provision of multi-disciplinary delivery for school aged children and young people aged 0-18 providing safe, effective, cost efficient, timely and accessible services that are in accordance with national and local priorities and responsive to the needs and views of local children, young people and their families.
  • As one of the clinical pathway managers you will provide an element of specialist clinical practice to be agreed with the service manager, taking into consideration the level of management responsibility within this post as the post holder will have day to day management of one of the CAMHS Pathways. You will work as part of the senior management team within CAMHS in conjunction with the wider CAMHS and local general adolescent inpatient unit.
  • Contribute to the establishment of a positive working environment and open learning culture, which fosters high morale and commitment amongst all staff and that, promotes wellbeing, personal development and continuous improvement in the standards of business activities and professional practice.

The services provided by Livewell Southwest are increasingly working to deliver services in localities in collaboration with key partner agencies. In order to provide a safe, effective, high quality and cost efficient service that is responsive to user need and commissioning specifications, the post holder will provide daily over sight of the revised service arrangement.

Person Specification



  • Degree / Diploma in Nursing or Social Work.
  • Professional qualification relevant to CAMHS, e.g. RMN, social work or post graduate diploma.
  • Active registration with the relevant professional body.
  • Post graduate qualification
  • Evidence of management or leadership development/specialist training. Obtained through continuous professional development and/or formal management courses to Diploma level


  • Recognised management qualification at Post Graduate level or higher.



  • The ability to maintain working partnerships with other organisations in the delivery of integrated care.
  • Well developed communication skills both oral and written.
  • Able to reason, including the ability to analyse, interpret, evaluate and draw assumptions from data and information. Able to utilise complex information to identify solutions.
  • Able to analyse and find solutions to operational issues, providing solutions and motivating people to solving problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (including sensitive information) verbally, adjusting language, style and content as appropriate to the audience.
  • Ability to delegate clearly and effectively and work through others.
  • Effective leadership skills that motivate and involve a team.
  • Self-motivating and able to work on own initiative


  • Dealing with highly complex sensitive or contentious information where there may be barriers to understanding.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and in an immediate environment that is subject to rapid and fundamental change



  • At least three years experience in line management responsibility for one or more multi disciplinary teams and where the team remit has included work with children, young people and their families experiencing mental health problems.
  • Post-qualifying experience of clinical assessment, evaluation, care planning and risk management in work with those experiencing mental health problems - minimum of 3 years experience..
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to professionals working with children and young people experiencing mental health problems.
  • Culturally competent practice with people from a range of diverse backgrounds.
  • Clinical mental health assessment and formulation of children and young people (including children aged 0-5).
  • Assessment and management of risk and an understanding of the escalation process.
  • A range of therapeutic interventions relating to mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Mentoring students including appraisal and the setting and review of objectives.
  • Evidence of working to challenging timescales.
  • Evidence of team building skills.
  • Experience of integrated governance, risk management and service improvement.
  • Experience of working within safeguarding systems, e.g. Common Assessment Framework / Child Protection.
  • Development of policies and procedures.
  • Experience of dealing with contentious issues and drawing upon skills of clarification and negotiation for successful resolution.
  • Experience of incorporating service user views into the provision and evaluation of services.
  • Managing teams with challenges and clinical pressures which require prioritisation.


  • Operational management of a team.
  • Experience of using audit and analytical skills and implementing corrective action.
  • Project management experience.
  • Post-qualifying experience of clinical assessment, evaluation, care planning and risk management in work with children and young people experiencing mental health problems, minimum five years.



  • Ability to travel across Plymouth
  • Ability to work flexibly (hours of work and duties) both as an individual and with other colleagues in LWSW and with partner agencies.
  • Able to undertake the demands of the post with reasonable adjustments where required.


  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job. It is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement.
  • Adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.



  • An understanding of the system of health, social care, education and third sector for children and families.
  • Understanding of quality and patient safety, health and safety legislation, local and national policy around safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
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