CYP Crisis Team Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity during a period of service transformation and development to transform the way in which crisis care is experienced by children, young people (CYP) and those who care for them across Greater Manchester. This role is a key element of a new GMMH Crisis Care Pathway working across the Rapid Response Team and the Home Intensive Treatment Team pathways, which is child centred, needs led, responsive, accessible, and flexible.

Your team will respond rapidly to requests for assistance when a young person is presenting in crisis and will offer assessment and management within a clear and structured Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction framework. You will refer on to specialist in-patient services as necessary or work alongside services the CYP is open to. Your team will develop holistic and recovery focused care and safety plans and mobilise support around the child and family to promote resilience and reduce the likelihood of future crisis episodes. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team the service will intensively support young people and families for up to 72 hours for the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and up to 6 weeks for Home Intensive Treatment Team (HITT). Direct work with young people will take place predominantly inhome environments, clinical, educational and emergency care settings and community venues to promote inclusivity.

Main duties of the job

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.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Participate in workforce planning in conjunction with the Directorate Management Team.
  • In conjunction with the Directorate Management Team, determine the skill mix requirements within your own
  • Take a lead role in the recruitment and selection of staff, adhering to Trust Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedures.
  • Agree with staff their objectives and ensure they understand how they contribute to the achievement of Service and Directorate objectives, as part of the Trust supervision and appraisal process.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the work of the team, including shift and roster management.
  • Manage multiple demands simultaneously whilst enabling teams and individuals to focus on their own specific objectives.
  • Delegate authority appropriately to team members and monitor them against the required outcomes, agreeing with them:-
    • Clear, explicit and achievable targets and timescales
    • Ways in which their development will be supported
    • How progress and performance will be monitored and reviewed
  • To nurture a culture that maintains a positive attitude at all times.
  • Evaluate the quality of own and others work and raises quality issues and related risks within Managerial/clinical supervision.

Person Specification



  • Core profession with current recognised registration (nursing/social worker/OT


  • Specialist Qualification in additional therapy (CBT/DBT/Family)
  • Evidence of teaching/assessing in clinical practice



  • Experience in a leadership/management position


  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of working in CAMHS



  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Experience of working in a multicultural, multidisciplinary framework

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT



155-157 Manchester rd



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