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CAMHS Team Manager/Senior Practitioner

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

Camhs services in Leeds are commissioned to work with young people up until their 18th birthday. The transitions team is set up, equipped with specialist knowledge about what services and opportunities are available for young people to provide an appropriate level of support post 18. Camhs clinicians refer young people they are working with for a transitions consultation and possible intervention which will be a joint approach to agreeing post discharge support packages. We are looking for a candidate to clinically and operationally lead the transitions team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the line management and clinical leadership of a small multidisciplinary team focussing on working with 17 and a half year olds - an interesting and autonomous mix of working clinically with young people and families, working collaboratively with camhs colleagues to navigate the most successful routes for young people out of camhs and into adult services. Its a great opportunity to work with all pathways within camhs and to network with other services, keeping up to date with multi-agency citywide developments.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated \Good, with our Adult Services rated \Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
  • A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
  • Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
  • Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
  • Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for delivery, leadership and management of a clinical team within a specialist service area. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate team performance and delivery, ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to organisational, professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. They will be responsible for developing new and innovative service developments within their sphere of practice responding to emerging knowledge and techniques.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1. Maintain clinical credibility demonstrated through undertaking clinical practice at a frequency agreed with senior management team/head of service in the relevant field.

1.2. Practices as an autonomous clinician to support service delivery, responding to social, scientific, clinical and ethical issues in line with the values and agreed model within the service

1.3. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies

2. Management

2.1. Responsible for ensuring the delivery of the clinical pathways appropriate to field of work

2.2. Manage the allocated budget for the team and support senior managers/head of service to manage the overall service budget where appropriate

2.3. Responsible for the performance and management of a clinical team within a specific service area and within line management structure specific to service area

2.4. Delegate, organise and prioritise resources autonomously to ensure the safe delivery of the service and making judgements in complex situations e.g. unexpected service demands

2.5. Ensures that all team and individual objectives are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.

2.6. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.

2.7. Makes complex judgements by analysing and interpreting a wide variety of information and data sources to compare options and to take action as appropriate.

2.8. Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources e.g. staff, supplies to maintain the team establishment and comply with the service delivery model

2.9. Deliver information to the team and other services, teams or agencies using a variety of means

2.10. Promotes and represents service at a strategic and clinical level

2.11. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role

3. Leadership

3.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff

3.2. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

3.3. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness; effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s) and other key individuals across the organisation.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, allied health professional or therapist. Must have current clinical registration.


  • Student mentorship
  • Formal leadership training



  • Experience in mental health services for young people/adults


  • CAMHS and multiagency experience

Skills and Attributes


  • Leadership - can demonstrate the ability to effectively clinically lead a team.
  • Communication - effectively communicate with stake holders and service users.
  • Time management - ability to manage multiple and competing demands in a safe and effective way.
  • Risk management - able to assess, formulate and plan complex clinical risk assessments

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