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Nurse Manager -Mental Health Support Team - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year £40,057 to £45,839 pa
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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There is a an exciting opportunity to join our successful and expanding team as a manager within out Mental Health Support Teams.

Gloucestershire has been a successful part of the national Trailblazer programme for the last 3 years and has developed and integrated Mental Health Support Teams which aim to meet the mental health and emotional wellbeing needs of children and young people in education settings. MHST's provide a key element within the Whole School Approach to promote resilience and wellbeing of pupils by supporting earlier intervention and increased access to mental health services.

The Team Manager to be responsible and lead the day to day management of two MHST's which are multi agency teams comprising of qualified CAMHS Practitioners, TiC+ Counsellors (a local charity) as well as both trainee and qualified Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP's). The postholder will work alongside the Operational Lead to develop and embed effective and robust operational management processes and pathways within their MHST's.

Main duties of the job

Key elements of role are to:

Be responsible and lead the day to day management and line management to all CAMHS practitioners within the teams, including effective co-ordination of operational processes such as referral and case allocation and caseload management

Ensure there is regular and robust communication with designated primary and secondary schools, including regular Team Manager contact with Head Teachers and other school senior leadership staff

Establish effective working relationships with partner agencies within specified localities, including creating range of opportunities for interagency (esp 3rd Sector) partnership working

Demonstrate commitment to ensuring routine outcome monitoring is embedded within the development of the MHST's in order to demonstrate improvements in outcomes for children, young people and parents/carers.

Be able to plan and deliver against key milestones and demonstrate enhanced competence in operational decision making.

Collect and collate data and information effectively for the purpose of audit, and service performance.

About us

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

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To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Health or Social Care qualification: RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
  • Evidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training
  • Post registration training in specific interventions applicable to children / young people and their families
  • Formal Teaching and Assessing Certificate / Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking Self Harm assessments of children and young people
  • Demonstrate extensive experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding CAMHS care coordination, including managing highly vulnerable children and young people with complex, multi agency needs
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding assessing and managing children and young people with high clinical risk needs. This will include significant evidence of working within a positive risk management model of practice within either a mental health or learning disability setting
  • Experience of working with clients with complex care needs requiring higher levels of expertise
  • Experience of audit, research and the application of evidence based practice

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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