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Neurodiversity Clinical Pathway Manager

Livewell Southwest CIC
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro-rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
37.5 hours per week. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake an interim management role within the CAMHS Neurodiversity Pathway. A 12 month fixed term contract working alongside another Clinical Pathway Manager. Secondments considered the candidate will be fully supported and mentored by the CAMHS Service Manager.

This post will join the other Neurodiversity Pathway Manager and you will have set portfolios of responsibilities. However you will both have oversight and be able to cover each other if absence. You will be responsible for pathway developments. The role will include active caseload management and supervision as well as monitor of performance of the pathway which include appraisals , mandatory training etc. Depending on your experience there may be element of clinical work if required by the service.

The post holder will use the Anna Freud iThrive framework to inform the pathway development. This Pathway includes

Assessment for children and young people (5-18 years) who may have Autism, ADHD or Tourettes Syndrome with co existing mental health needs.

Post diagnostic support and intervention

Assessment and intervention for children and young people (0-18 years) who have a Learning Disability

Collaborative working with the Learning Disability and Autism Programme (LDAP).

This is an exciting time to be joining this expanding pathway join us.

This role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Pathway Manager will need to be passionate about developing accessible services and be able to be flexible in their approach to support the team and service development.

As one of the Clinical Pathway Managers you will provide an element of specialist clinical practice to be agreed with the service manager, taking into consideration the level of management responsibility within this post. You will work as part of the senior management team within CAMHS in conjunction with the wider CAMHs services and tier 4.

The services provided by Livewell Southwest are increasingly working to deliver services in localities in collaboration with key partner agencies.

The range of responsibilities will include:Clinical input to the Specialist CAMHs pathway on a day to day basis.

Day to day Management of the specialist CAMHs pathways to be agreed with service manager, which may include the following pathways.

Neurodiversity pathway

Children In Care pathway

P-CAP Pathway

Infant mental health Pathway

Early help Pathway

Therapy Pathway

Please see J.D and person spec for full details

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To take day to day management responsibility for the Neuro developmental / Learning Disability Pathway, using performance management systems to ensure the effective delivery of contracted activity.

To work with Senior Managers to deliver integrated Governance requirements and be accountable for delivering governance within the team. This may include contributing to the writing of policy and procedure documents relating to clinical practice.

To ensure team members comply with key mechanisms to support clinical delivery. This will include Care Programme Approach, Clinical Records Management, Health Care Data Entry, Incident reporting, serious untoward Incident Review and complaints.

To ensure completion of risk assessments, undertake risk management plans. Have responsibility for Health and safety fire safety responsibilities required by statute, regulation, legal obligations and LWSW policies

To be accountable for implementing policy relating to health and safety and monitor compliance.

To assess and determine the development/training needs of team, and contribute to the Continued Professional Development CPD training Programme.

To contribute to the development and delivery of training for the wider stakeholders and partnership agencies.

To ensure Professional registration requirements are continually met and clinical supervision is arranged and undertaken on a minimum monthly basis.

To advise on autonomous clinical practice to an agreed area of service delivery.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of consultation and training.

The post will be able to under limited clinical work which will be agreed by the service manager.


Take responsibility for ensuring that multi-organisation governance is considered and managed appropriately.

Lead and operationally manage a team of staff ensuring that they operate within policies and procedures, and external regulations e.g. CQC, NHS, and SLA.

Manage the overall day to day work load of the team dealing with staff and performance issues as necessary.

Manage team members in line with Livewell Southwest HR policies for example Capability and Sickness.

Ensure implementation of appropriate supervision arrangements for all staff and provide effective management and supervision to staff.

Ensure that all staff receive training in accordance with the training plan, minimal requirement for their professional registration and competencies for the Care Programme Approach and recovery competencies. Ensure completion of all PDP's to support staff development.

Ensure that all staff are compliant with the Mental Health Capacity Act and other relevant legislation.

Contribute to the development of the effective workforce planning and development for their function within the network.

Ensure that activity data is collected and presented to the relevant management forums in their agreed format.


Promote and develop high standards of clinical care.

Develop and implement care plans, ensuring active involvement of service users and their carers.

Ensure robust systems are in place to monitor the clinical practice of team members in line with CQC standards

Ensure effective care pathways are in place for transition between mental health and other services e.g. Acute Medical, CAMHS, Child Protection, Learning Disability and Older Peoples Services.

Ensure the availability of choice that meets the needs of the local population.

Work closely with other teams within Livewell Southwest and the Voluntary, Statutory and independent sectors to ensure effective discharge planning which incorporates implementation of key success criteria for NICE guidance e.g. CPA, Preventing Suicide, and Information Sharing etc.

Implement a formal and active system of caseload review, caseload management and pro-active care management that will enable achievement of local and national targets.

Participate in safeguarding adults and children to level 3 as set out in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff.

Practice in a way that actively minimises dependency and promotes recovery.

Communicate information in a way that makes it relevant and understandable for all including service users and carers, working to the principles of the functions policy implementation guidelines and practice in line with the standards and values set out in them.

Aim to uphold the principles and approach of CPA, whether people are formally in CPA or not.

Ensure the delivery of high standards of care to your patients, who are entitled to receive safe and competent care. The Service User wishes, feelings, values and beliefs should be taken into consideration as well as the views of the people close to them.

Take personal accountability for your own practice. This means that you are answerable for your actions and omissions, regardless of advice or directions from another professional.


Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, professional and accrediting bodies (e.g. HCPC,BACP, BABCP) NMC etc, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.

Attend clinical/managerial supervision on a regular basis as agreed with Senior Management.

Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.

Keep up to date all records in relation to C.P.D. and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.

Attend relevant conferences in line with identified professional objectives.

Proactively work on development of higher level clinical and managerial skill.


Work closely with key internal and external personnel including midwifery, acute medical staffing, Social Services provision, Housing, Voluntary and non-statutory agencies and a wider Health and Social Care Community.

Ensure close liaison with primary health care staff and commissioning officers regarding referral criteria into the services and quality standards and ensure targets from the National Framework are met.

Liaise with professional stakeholder groups and interface service providers and agencies to develop mutually helpful working relationships.

Act as a point of contact for agencies outside the Livewell Southwest seeking information about the team, or wanting to refer to it.

Present information, some of which may be contentious, to staff groups, service user groups, carers groups and other stakeholders using a range of techniques and media.

Investigate complaints, grievances and performance issues taking remedial action as necessary.

Demonstrates communications which are professional, and act as role model for peers and wider staff group.


To act as an authorised signatory up to authorised limits of spend including pay, travel expenses, orders and financial payments.

To maximise the use of available resources through the effective and efficient management of the CAMHS Infant/Community Pathway.

The post holder will work with the senior management team using resources effectively and flexibly to support project work or pilot new ways of working.


To assume responsibility for own personal development.

To provide support to new post holders, and identify training needs via mode of PDP.

To ensure Livewell SW mandatory training is completed at scheduled times.

To have oversight of teams training schedule.

Please see job description for further detail

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • An understanding of the system of health, social care, education and third sector for children and families.
  • Understanding of quality and patient safety, health and safety legislation, local and national policy around safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • Knowledge about risk assessment and how to support all staff members in assessing and managing risk.
  • Understanding of performance management and the role this can play in the delivery of excellent and effective services.
  • Knowledge of the range of therapeutic skills relevant to working with children and young people aged 0-19 and their families.
  • Mental Health assessment skills
  • Well established case management skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills with an ability to prioritise
  • The ability to maintain working partnerships with other organisations in the delivery of integrated care.
  • Well developed communication skills both oral and written.
  • Able to reason, including the ability to analyse, interpret, evaluate and draw assumptions from data and information. Able to utilise complex information to identify solutions.
  • Able to analyse and find solutions to operational issues, providing solutions and motivating people to solving problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (including sensitive information) verbally, adjusting language, style and content as appropriate to the audience.
  • Ability to delegate clearly and effectively and work through others.
  • Effective leadership skills that motivate and involve a team.
  • Self-motivating and able to work on own initiative


  • Knowledge of the key strategies and policies affecting childrens mental health services and how that is located into a wider strategic picture of child health and well-being.
  • Dealing with highly complex sensitive or contentious information where there may be barriers to understanding.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and in an immediate environment that is subject to rapid and fundamental change



  • At least three experience in line management responsibility for one or more multi disciplinary teams and where the team remit has inclu
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