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Team Manager (CYP Neuro Developmental Assessment)

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inclusive of Inner London HCAs
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The CYP Neurodevelopmental Assessment Team is one of three dedicated services formed from the 2014 service transformation model which features dedicated and local services in the directorate. We are an expanding, highly specialist team, combining expertise in CYP neurological disorders with specialist mental health assessment skills.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an inspiring leader and manager for the CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Service.

The post holder will be a registered healthcare professional who will operationally lead an established specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. You will be required to provide line management support to a multi-disciplinary team made up of psychologists, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and nurses and work alongside assistant psychologists in the team, as well as liaise with CAMHS Tier 3 services and the Single Point of Assessment service.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing and supervising staff in a fast paced and changing environment. The post holder will also be contributing to completing assessments for ASD and ADHD as part of their clinical duties.

The Trust will offer training in leadership and management as part of this role.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our locations:

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting

Our largest, 19-ward site is in Springfield Village, created following our �150m investment into two new world class mental health facilities. A 32-acre public park, shops and cafes are coming soon. Close to shops, cafes and Tooting Bec on the Northern Line plus Earlsfield and Tooting rail stations and bus routes.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Work closely with professional and other team manager colleagues and corporate services to continuously improve services.

Be committed to ensure service user / carer experience is positive, the team is responsive and accessible, and transitions between the team and other services are smooth and seamless.

Communicate effectively with all staff within the team and recognise the need for good information during periods of change.

Support the Trusts reputation and maintain a positive attitude with a strong commitment to improvement in all areas.

Take part in necessary on-call rotas.

Staff Leadership and Management

Provide effective leadership and management to all staff within the team.

Support the Clinical Manager to successfully achieve high performance standards and achieve the Trusts objectives and priorities.

Understand the Trusts key priorities, and how the team contributes to these.

Ensure clarity and effectiveness in developing roles within the team.

Ensure management of staff is consistent with Trusts HR Policies in order to achieve equality, equity and optimum performance.

Promote an effective team ethos within the team and work with the Clinical to agree key development areas for the team.

Promote equality, diversity and Human Rights in working practices by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and contributing to developing equality of opportunity and outcomes in working practices.

Ensure that colleagues are treated fairly. Behave in a non-discriminatory way and challenge the discriminatory behaviour of others. Be supportive of colleagues or service users who wish to raise issues about discriminatory practice or experience.

To be fully aware of the principals of Safeguarding as they apply to adults and children and ensure each member of the team has undertaken appropriate training.

Implement clinical and corporate governance at team level.

Ensure the team members contribute to the activity data collection in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

Facilitate and enable appropriate communication within the team, between other teams and the responsible local authority, as well as service user and carer groups and other relevant agencies.

Ensure the Trust policies on staff supervision, health and sickness, safety and equal opportunities are adhered to, and ensure that all staff absence is recorded through an agreed team procedure.

Co-ordinate the day to day operational processes including and prioritization of all new assessments to the team.

Provide supervision on clinical caseloads and ensure that all team members have appropriate clinical supervision.

Ensure team members adhere to relevant professional code of conduct, keep up to date and meet professional requirements, in conjunction with the professional leads.

Act as professional supervisor where appropriate.


To contribute and formulate assessment and plans for the treatment and/or management of a child or adolescents complex mental health needs, using frameworks which take account of an analysis of a complex range of information from multiple sources, and uses methods of intervention based upon evidence of effectiveness across the full range of care settings.

To manage meetings that routinely involve parents/carers and other professionals, where viewpoints can be different and in conflict.

To be responsible for managing and prioritizingown client workload of children and adolescents with complex and moderate to severe neurodevelopmental problems, often involving additional problem areas, such as self-harm, depression or family difficulties.

To provide appropriate therapy aspart of a multi-disciplinary assessment andtreatment plan when required

To make appropriate formulations, that may need to consider risk such as sexual abuse, drawing upon a wide experience and knowledge base, maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses and adjusting and changing treatment options.

To be responsible for recording clinical work and communicating, both orally and in writing, in a skilled and constructive manner highly complex information.

To share assessment and treatment plans, using sensitive and age appropriate language, being mindful that the information may be unwelcome.

To provide specialist therapy advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals who are contributing directly to the assessment, formulation and treatment plan of young people.

To work in close liaison with other childrens services including health, social care services, education and the voluntary sector.

To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health. For this post these specifically include:
  • Current Mental Health Legislation
  • The Childrens Act (1989)
  • Trust, London Borough of Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth and panLondon child protection procedures.
  • Local and national developments in SWLStG CAMHS
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Clinical Governance
  • Local and national developments in line with Every Child Matters
  • Joint working practices between voluntary and statutory sector

  • Workforce and Human Resources

    Be responsible for a team made up of a workforce comprising of multi-disciplinary clinical and non-clinical staff.

    Work with HR colleagues and the Service Manager to ensure that recruitment campaigns for staff are planned and implemented to enable appropriate numbers of staff to be in post at all times.

    Ensure that all aspects of HR, including recruitment, retention, and performance issues are managed in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures and maintain effective communication with the Operational Manager for all key decisions.

    Undertake appraisal and job planning as required, setting targets and monitoring performance within the service.

    Take action to ensure that teams make best use of continuing development opportunities that are in line with the business objectives and service needs.

    Communicate effectively with staff and ensure a communication system that provides dynamic feedback.

    Report all matters in a timely manner arising within the team that may need to be investigated under the Grievance, Disputes or Disciplinary Procedures.

    Service Improvement

    In partnership with the Clinical Manager:
    • Develop the team to ensure that needs are assessed, standards of quality and performance are set, implemented, monitored and evaluated.
    • Contribute to the formulation of business objectives and service plans.
    • Develop a team approach that is customer focused, non-stigmatising, accessible and responsive to local need.
    • Develop the team to ensure that service users at the centre of their care and in control of their care plan.
    • Increase the team capacity and improve demand management.
    • Reduce unnecessary transactions, meet the requirements of a modern service, striving to reduce waiting times and provide more innovative ways of communicating, informing and delivering accessible care.

    Financial Responsibilities

    Support the Clinical Manager by monitoring budget expenditure and provide internal cost control and accurate forecasting.

    Support the Clinical Manager by identifying cost efficiency savings and taking remedial action if required to meet targets.

    Support the Clinical Manager by ensuring that all activity targets are met.

    Performance Management

    Manage the team effectively in order to achieve defined targets and standards against the key performance and quality indicators.

    Be fully appraised of the relevant indicators and their constructions, able to analyse performancetrends, identifying risk and advising team members.

    Review performance reports as required and outline action plans to improve areas of concern.

    Ensure that all risk is monitored in the relevant frameworks and flag concerns to the Clinical Manager

    Maintain systems, processes and practice in risk management within the team, including the management of Health and Safety.

    Ensure all aspects of Safeguarding and Serious Incidents policies and procedures are followed at all times by all staff within the team.

    Ensure that complaints made about the team are investigated fully, and are satisfactorily resolved ensuring a proactive approach is standard.


    Working closely with the Clinicale Manager manage systems and processes for effective governance within the team and contribute to Clinical Governance meetings.

    Actively promote good practice, and ensure that all practice is delivered in accordance with NICE or other guidance on good practice.

    Ensure that staff maintain patient and clinical records safely and to a high standard, and that they are stored and accessed appropriately.

    Education, Training and Supervision

    Maintain effective monitoring of My Dashboard to ensure that all staff access appropriate and relevant training and that they are released to do so and complete all mandatory training.

    Supervise direct line reports ensuring all staff participate in supervision, in line with policy.

    Ensure staff from different professional disciplines within the team participate in professional supervision.

    To prepare for and contribute to undertaking an annual Development Review/appraisal.

    To undertake personal development as identified in the Personal Development Plan (PDP).

    To identify and promote developmental supervision to team members in conjunction with professional leads of discipline.

    To ensure all staff receive appraisal on a regular basis in line with Trust policy, ensuring that training, professional and legal requirements are met.

    Monitor and ensure equitable and fair distribution of tasks in the team and review workloads with team members on a regular basis.


    Supporting the approach of the Clinical Manager participate in the development and implementation of Trust policy within the team.

    Ensure the team meets all Trust and National policy requirements.

    Person Specification

    Training and Qualifications


    • oEducated to degree level in a health or social care discipline Registered with an appropriate professional body (e.g. GCSW, NM
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