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Assistant Clinical Lead

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8B Assistant Clinical Lead (ACL), Liverpool Fresh CAMHS

This is an exciting opportunity to support the expansion of the clinical team at Liverpool Fresh CAMHS by leading a new MDT. This will involve collaboration with partnership agencies and working closely with the Clinical Lead and other ACLs, as well as line management of MDT 5.

This post will support strategic development and ensure the delivery and sustainability of the service. The postholder will work closely with other mental health, education and council partners. The ability to engage with colleagues across organisational boundaries will be essential.

We are looking for a motivated and confident individual with a passion to improve children and young peoples mental health services to take on this position.

We advertised and appointed to this position in February 2024. However, due to some internal movement and promotion, the post is now available again. We would welcome interest from candidates previously invited to interview.

Main duties of the job

The Assistant Clinical Lead is a key member of the CAMHS Leadership Team and will be responsible for the clinical management of their MDT in addition to providing clinical supervision to assigned clinicians.

The post will support clinical, strategic and performance leadership for the service and will also perform responsibilities delegated by the Clinical Lead as appropriate, including being responsible for designated areas of service development and leadership tasks - this will be guided by the Clinical Lead and the Service and Trust's vision.

The post holder will support staff via clinical supervision and operational supervision to ensure the team are supported to provide clinical intervention of the highest standard. The post holder will also hold their own caseload and offer highly specialist clinical assessments and interventions to children, young people and families.

We are looking for individuals who have skills and experience in engaging families who are from communities that may be at increased risk of social exclusion or marginalisation.

About us

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients' homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at Sunflower House Inpatient Unit based in the Catkin building on the Alder Hey Hospital campus.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We're also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

You can expect a warm welcome at Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At Alder Hey we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details of main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education & Training


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent pre 1996) and registration with HCPC
  • A recognised health or social care qualification and be registered with the appropriate governing body supported by experience at an equivalent doctorate level
  • Post-grad training in a recognised therapeutic speciality and be registered with UKCP/HPC or equivalent
  • Or Clinical Masters Degree or relevant experience at doctorate level or equivalent
  • Further training/study in relation to specialist supervision within CAMHS


  • A recognised and appropriate management training or equivalent



  • Extensive experience of working in specialist CAMHS
  • Extensive experience of leading multi- disciplinary team work
  • Experience of leading and supervising a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of training/teaching staff
  • Extensive experience of offering consultation to children, young people and their families and to other staff groups and partner agencies
  • Ability to supervise CAMHS workers.
  • Evidence of leading change initiatives
  • Experience of engaging / liaising with local support networks for children, young people and families


  • Experience of strategic and business development of CAMHS provision
  • Ability to engage staff in the future shaping of services and strategic visioning.



  • Ability to provide a high level of competency and autonomy in analysing presenting problems in the context of the child and family and/or wider social context
  • Ability to work utilising a range of integrated therapeutic perspectives and modalities dependent on the needs of the client.
  • Understanding of the application of psychological and other theories relating to a multi-cultural and socially diverse population
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to CAMHS provision

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Innovation Park

Digital Way


L7 9NJ

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