We are seeking a highly motivated, inspirational leader who is ready for a new challenge. The right candidate will put young people at the heart of the service, will possess good problem solving skills and have the ability to achieve results through collaboration with staff and young people. If you are looking to join a progressive team with an open, compassionate management and leadership style we would like to hear from you.
The post is part of a comprehensive and specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service within AWP with close links to the other Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset CAMHS teams. This is an exciting time to join a rapidly changing service, adapting to meet the mental health needs of children and young people in East and Central Bristol. If you are flexible, innovative and passionate about making a difference to young people's mental health and being part of service transformation, then please get in touch.
Main duties of the job
The Bristol East Central Community CAMHS service is committed to continuous improvement and providing therapeutic interventions to children, young people and families, which are accessible, flexible and responsive.
The successful candidate will lead a stimulating and supportive multi-disciplinary child and adolescent mental health team, working with children, adolescents and their families with complex mental health needs and eating disorders. AWP is a forward thinking and inclusive Mental Health Trust with a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS. AWP CAMHS has developed a rolling programme of comprehensive in house training incorporating the core CAMHS competencies framework that is open to all staff.
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
East Central CAMHS covers a diverse population and some of the most deprived areas in Bristol. The team works together closely, having a strong leadership team, clear shared goals, regular away days and social events. Learning and work-life balance as well as meeting the needs of our vulnerable population are a priority.
Job description Job responsibilities
To be responsible for the management of the delivery of community services within a defined local care pathway, which is geographically based. To manage and deliver community services within an integrated care pathway model, to an agreed set of aims and objectives which are defined, delivered and monitored through an integrated governance approach. To work in close collaboration with a range of partner services to ensure seamless delivery of care across the pathway of services.
To work as part of the CAMHS senior manager on-call rota.
Person Specification Skills and experience Essential
- Understanding of operational and strategic issues in managing a service
- Ability to manage teams and individuals in a complex environment
- Excellent communication skills including influencing, negotiation and empathetic skills
- Highly developed people management skills
- Experience of managing a CAMHS service or can demonstrate significat transferable skills
- Experience of developing new ways of working and new practices
Personal characteristics Essential
- Ability build constructive relationships
- Sufficient resilience to cope with competing priorities
- Positive and flexible approach to work
- Relevant professional registration, education to degree level or able to demonstrate equivalent area of knowledge
- Formal management qualification at post graduate diploma level
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