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Team Leader CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Service

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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You will possess leadership and management experience with a desire to support and develop staff. With strong communication and organisation skills, and a flexible approach, you will ensure you deliver positive experiences to patients at every stage of their time with us.

Working as part of the CAMHS Central Leadership Team and alongside your CAMHS Multi-disciplinary Team, you will manage and supervise clinical staff, providing great leadership, with an enthusiasm for service development and a drive to provide an outstanding quality of care.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating the team, having an oversight of waiting lists, working collectively and collaboratively to ensure continuity of service. This will also include staff development and management, recruitment, service development and reporting, as well as linking in with external partner agencies.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide operational management and leadership to the team, ensuring effective implementation and on-going delivery of Trust pathways and protocols in order that the team can deliver safe and effective, high quality compassionate services.
  • Clinical requirement: Undertake the required clinical work to maintain registration with the postholder's governing body (This may equate to approximately 40% of the work but will remain flexible)
  • Work in partnership with clinical and pathway leads, the Service Manager and other senior staff to establish effective multi-disciplinary working within the team and the wider CAMH Service.
  • Liaise with a range of stakeholders including commissioners (where appropriate).
  • Lead on the recruitment and supervision of staff, operating within the available resources to achieve the required targets.
  • Lead on the establishment, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

CPFT encourages and supports vaccination uptake, as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To provide comprehensive assessment and treatment pathways of mental health specific to needs of children and young people (C&YP).
  • To be able to communicate with and meet the needs of C&YP, their families and carers as appropriate.
  • To have experience of and specialist knowledge on interventions, supporting leadership in the clinical area.
  • To receive management supervision from Service Manager or equivalent.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to gain the best person centred outcomes for the C&YP.
  • To maintain CPD and ensure professional development of others.
  • To ensure all staff are participating in Trust appraisal, objective and review process.
  • Ensure all staff in the team receives appropriate supervision, liaising with professional leads as required.
  • Ensure staff are accessing and complying with Trust Mandatory training.
  • To manage and supervise members of the team.
  • To chair meetings and provide cover for the Service Manager as needed.
  • To provide leadership within the team, working with relevant professional and pathway leads and Service Managers for the planning and delivering of the service.
  • To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and within current quality initiatives within the area of work.
  • To lead on recruitment and selection process of staff.
  • To develop and maintain the delivery of supervision process for team members.
  • To monitor the caseload in team ensuing adherence to Trust pathways and protocols.
  • To ensure staff within team are compliant with regulatory bodies.
  • Deputise for Service Managers for specified absence periods.
  • Ensuring the identification, recording and use of relevant performance data
  • The post holder will work collaboratively with all disciplines as part of a multidisciplinary team to assure a high standard of care for C&YP, and their families working collaboratively to resolve issues.
  • Uses knowledge of business and management principles and strategies for the promotion of quality developments and efficient use of resources.
  • Promotes accountability for practice and strives to attain the highest standards.
  • Promotes and uses evidence based approaches to practice management
  • To ensure that services are delivered within an appropriate clinical governance framework, monitoring and evaluating standards of care, and to raise concerns with service Manager as necessary including through active use of the Risk Register.
  • To undertake investigations of complaints, clinical reviews and Serious Incidents as agreed with the Service Manager, liaising with professional leads to interpret relevant professional standards
  • Participates in promoting quality through development of collaborative and innovative approaches to health care delivery.
  • Undertake the required clinical work to maintain registration with their governance body.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification and Registration appropriate to role. Social Care, Nursing, Mental Health Professional or other Health all relevant
  • Post qualification continuing professional development, management and or leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a professional working with clients with Neurodevelopmental conditions and co morbid emotional, social or mental health needs
  • Experience of staff management and evidence of application of managerial skills and knowledge
  • Evidence of successful partnership working with other professional groups
  • Evidence of delivering supervision and training
  • Evidence of effective working with service users
  • Sound knowledge of local safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Experience of working within Child and Adolescence Mental Health Services
  • Experience of working with wider stakeholder groups
  • Experience in research and service evaluation work
  • Lived experience of mental health
  • Evidence of delivering clinical supervision and training
  • Evidence of project management experience
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Specialist knowledge of policy and legislation relating to mental health and social care services.
  • Evidence of leadership ability, able to influence, involve and develop individuals and teams.
  • Strong ability to innovate and implement change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Evidence of ability to manage workload and ability to prioritise
  • Evidence of the skills required for analysis and interpretation of complex facts or situations
  • Ability to use performance management information and demonstrate understanding of performance information
  • Good understanding of Care Programme Approach/ Care Management
  • IT literate - able to use Microsoft Office, clinical systems, email and /or willingness to learn
  • Excellent ability to develop effective professional relationships with others, (individuals and groups), both internally and externally
  • Able to multi task and mentally adapt to different, unpredictable situations
  • Experience in audit
  • Experience of managing feedback, investigation of complaints or similar
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to successfully lead and develop a team.
  • Ability to foster partnership working relationships
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding, acceptance of and commitment to the principles underlying equal opportunities.
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive
  • Approachable, reliable and flexible
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Willingness to embrace integrated service models and new ways of working
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude

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