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Clinical Lead - CAMHS SPA and CAST - Worcestershire

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Worcestershire CAMHS is seeking an experienced mental health professional to offer clinical leadership to both CAMHS SPA and CAMHS CAST. You will be a qualified professional holding current registration in a discipline such as nursing, occupational therapy, social work. We are particularly keen to hear from OT colleagues as we would value more of this discipline within the MDT. You will understand the role and remit of a specialist CAMH service, having an awareness of how moderate to severe mental health difficulties affect children and young people. Within this busy role you will support the clinicians working at the referral point for the service (SPA) and also your colleagues within the professional consultation service (CAST). You will also carry a small caseload within CAST, role modelling your skills, experience and communication skills. You will work over the county with a main base in Worcester.

This post has been deemed by the Trust as eligible for relocation expenses which will be applicable for suitable successful candidate(s). Please see attached policy for more information.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Lead within CAMHS you will work closely with the team leads and operational manager to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the specialist mental health service commissioned for the children and young people of Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Daily duties will include triage of referrals into the service, contacting referrers and families, offering consultation, training and support to other services and managing your own caseload. Within this new role you will provide clinical leadership within the multi-disciplinary team focussing on SPA and CAST in the main. You will provide clinical supervision for an agreed number of staff but in addition you will be expected to support the other MDTs within the CAMH service. Other duties such as responding to complaints and incidents will be required.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Understanding of team work
  • IT Literate


  • Clinical specialism(CBT ,DBT,Trauma)



  • Experience in undertaking research projects / clinical audits
  • Significant recent and relevant clinical experience post-registration
  • Previous experience providing a service to children and young people within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to demonstrate evidence-based practice
  • Leadership experience / experience managing a clinical team
  • Experience of working with patients with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Experience of partnership working / liaison in inter-agency environment
  • Able to demonstrate experience and skill in assessing mental health and risk


  • Previous NHS experience
  • Experience of working at Band 7

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to communicate with all age groups
  • Competent in tasks outlined in job description



  • A current professional qualification (RMN, RSCN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist)
  • Evidence of continuous and recent professional development and post qualification training / studies
  • Full current UK professional registration
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer

Additional Criteria


  • Comfortable with working under direction but able to use own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Willing to commit to continuing professional development
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Aconbury North

Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way



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