Team Manager

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to announce a team manager vacancy in Barnsley CAMHS. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast paced service as part of the core management and leadership team. This post will provide integral support to our Children In Care and Crisis pathway, whilst providing line management to clinicians across the service. A key role will be supporting and building on positive external partnership relationships in Barnsley to enhance the overall Mental Health Support offer in our locality.

The post holder must have substantial post qualification experience, some of which will have been in a mental health or other complex care setting. We are looking for someone with experience of working in and/or managing a multidisciplinary team who can ensure the effective management and continuous development of the team, providing leadership to all staff which encourages the development of a high quality, responsive and evidence-based service for children and young people with mental health difficulties.

To ensure that we achieve our goals for improvement in service quality and delivery we are looking to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user

Main duties of the job

As a team manager you will be responsible for the effective and supportive day to day management and functioning of your portfolio. You will work independently and in an autonomous capacity. This may include rota planning, line management, waiting list management, managing complaints. You will be a present member of the team that will lead by example. Knowledge of quality and governance frameworks will be advantageous. You will support your team in reaching their potential as clinicians. You will work within and represent CAMHS in multi-agency forums and be confident in doing so. You must be able to effectively risk manage and formulate assessments to support young people getting care from the right services at the right time.

You will be well supported by the service manager and the wider management and leadership team. We will offer a robust local and trust induction plan, regular line management supervision, annual appraisal with a focus on your own CPD and supporting you to reach your own potential. Our staff wellbeing survey results are excellent, and this is a priority for us to maintain.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The postholder will:

1.1 Care/service/function provision:

Ensure effective co-ordination and leadership of the team in delivering agreed assessment and treatment plans as identified by the multi-disciplinary team.

Ensure that individual needs led assessment and treatment plans are evidence based, effectively co-ordinated and outcomes achieved within agreed timescales as directed by the multi-disciplinary team.

Actively encourage and develop service user and carer involvement in the development of individual assessment and treatment plans, and the development of the service.

Encourage and be responsible for the development of a multi-disciplinary team approach in the identification and delivery of assessment and treatment plan.
  • Develop a culture within the team that supports research, evidence based practice, innovative practice, quality initiatives and is continuously analytical in seeking to improve service delivery.

Support and lead the teaching, assessing and mentoring of students within the service.

Support clinicians to compile reports for the multi-disciplinary agency team as and when required

Promote the safeguarding of children in line with Trust policies and procedures.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification, e.g. nursing, or other professional allied to medicine
  • Dip SW or relevant mental health profession
  • Membership of professional body
  • First level qualification/degree/Certificate in Management Studies or equivalent experience


  • Post graduate qualification in mental health (e.g. CBT, Family Therapy, Counselling)
  • Masters Level qualification
  • A teaching and assessing qualification

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload and to be a self-reliant and autonomous practitioner
  • Excellent negotiation skills, and problem solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing skills to include care planning and risk assessments.
  • IT skills.
  • Ability to support and empower staff
  • Time management/prioritisation skills of self and others.
  • Experience in leading audits and service evaluation.

Personal Attributes


  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Commitment to multi-agency approach/working
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure where there are frequent interruptions from team members needing advice regarding clinical staffing or operational issues.
  • Calm, confident, innovative, creative and assertive
  • Integrity
  • Vision about clinical practice and service development
  • Ability to learn and taken on new initiatives/roles
  • Ability to make and lead decisions under pressure/crisis situations
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in accordance with changing service priorities.
  • Commitment to challenging discrimination and improving accessibility of services.
  • Ability to cope calmly in a crisis
  • To demonstrate good self-care and encourage the same in team members
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • To have integrity, be honest, open, transparent and respectful.



  • Substantial post qualification experience, some of which must be working with Children, young people and their carers in a mental health or other complex care setting
  • Experience of working in different cultural contexts
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Equality and Diversity.
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Inter-agency liaison and consultation
  • Experience of teaching and assessing
  • To have experience in recruitment and retention and sickness absence
  • Experience of providing highly specialist advice and supervision to other professionals
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance for working with children, young people, mental health and safeguarding
  • Evidence of advanced clinical/therapeutic knowledge and skills in mental health.
  • Extensive experience in assessment and risk management and ability to implement evidence based practice
  • Advanced experience of safeguarding children and young people.


  • Experience of community settings



  • Experience of delivering training to others

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).

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

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


New Street Health Centre

Upper New Street


S70 1LP

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