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Community Mental Health CAMHS Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced registered mental health professional to manage one of our busy CAMHS teams in Easington.

The successful candidate with the support of their leadership team will improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through effective leadership, management and service development to enable the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well-being for all service users.

The team operates across Easington and surrounding areas to meet the needs of the local population who present with mental health need. The team provide assessment and intervention for people who require more help for their mental health.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent mental health services and can support and enable the team to achieve their potential.

Key responsibilities will include supervision and appraisal for the team, performance, recruitment and management of staff, ensuring that people have timely access to our services and receive treatment in line with our pathways.

You will need to have excellent relationship building and engagement skills and be capable of managing varied work demands based on the changing needs of the service.

You will understand and embrace the challenge of delivering a service which is both high in quality, efficient and sustainable.

This is an exciting time to join the team at a point of ongoing development linked to the mental health transformation agenda.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for the delivery of the clinical service by the community team.

To be responsible for the operational management of the team. To lead practice development and service development initiatives to ensure continual quality improvement as an integral part of the Trust's Quality Improvement System.

To line manage the community team.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent).
  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area.
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • CAMHS Degree



  • Significant experience working with children and young people with complex mental ill health and/or learning disabilities in a community setting
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
  • Significant role in quality improvement activities



  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for children and young people in the designated field.
  • Good understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act) and its application in practice.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Winchester House



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