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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
30 Apr 2024
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced registered mental health professional to manage one of our busy CAMHS teams in York.

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 has a mental health and neurodevelopmental pathway, both of which aim to meet the needs of the local population who present with mental health needs or require neurodevelopmental assessment and treatment . The team provide assessment and intervention for people who have mild through to severe and enduring needs.

The successful candidate will join a well established senior leadership team and will have operational and clinical oversight of the neurodevelopmental pathway, alongside the opportunity to work alongside a fellow Team Manager.

Whilst this is advertised as a permanent position, we would also consider the role as a 12 month secondment opportunity. Candidates would need agreement from their current line manager, and due to permanent funding available could be converted if desired.

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 or relevant professional clinical qualification (ie PWP/CWP in IAPT/Getting Help services)
  • Be Educated to Master's level in leadership or a subject area relevant to the area of practice OR
  • Have equivalent clinical experience to that of masters level such as working as a band 6 (or above) in relevant clinical area with significant experience - which also includes significant experience of managing people (see below under experience), together with evidence of CPD
  • Be trained in Clinical Supervision and Providing Clinical Supervision
  • Be a Recognised Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor



  • Significant experience of managing people
  • Significant experience of working with patients with complex needs in the specialist field
  • Significant experience working with patients who display risk behaviours
  • Working collaboratively with others (external partners, staff service users and their families/carers)
  • Evidence of delivering supervision
  • Working knowledge of the legal framework and statutory obligations under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Risk assessment and management and its application in practice
  • Working knowledge of clinical medicines management
  • Developing, maintaining and auditing standards of practice
  • Evidence of training in Quality Improvement methodology or coaching, and/or using
  • Inter-agency and partnership working

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Orca House

Osbaldwick Link Road


YO10 3JB

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