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CYPMHS Clinical Lead

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
Base - Fylde and Wyre CAMHS at Whitegate Drive, Blackpool

The Integrated Children And Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH previously known as CAMHS) and Children and Young Peoples Psychology Service (CYPPS) across Lancashire are currently undergoing significant changes as they move towards an integrated Thrive model.

As part of this new change we are now looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed CYPMHS Clinical Leaders to join the team in Fylde and Wyre. This is a new and exciting role that is being introduced into CYPMHS.

Clinical leads will work collaboratively with Team Leaders, Service Integration Managers and the senior Clinical leads in the locality to provide clinical leadership for their respective team. The suitable candidate will have experience of working with this client group, demonstrate good leadership and communication skills with the ability to self-motivate and organise themselves to manage priorities.

The successful candidate will have continuing responsibility for the delivery of high quality service provision by the CYPMHS / CYPPS to ensure delivery of an integrated, responsive and person centred service. To develop and maintain robust partnership working arrangements between CAMHS/ CYPPS and community partners and other key stakeholders.

Out of hours, bank holiday and weekend working will be required

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide clinical leadership to staff across the CYPMH community services within their locality. They will lead on the quality agenda and embed governance in conjunction with the Service and Team Leaders and within the locality services to ensure that patient safety is paramount. The post holder will take a leadership role in the delivery of high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers.

The Clinical Lead will work as an autonomous practitioner to promote high standards of assessment (including risk assessment), diagnosis, treatment and highly specialist expert advice to young people and carers. They will carry a caseload and offer therapeutic interventions based on evidence based practice. They will support the Team Leader to develop and promote a holistic, supportive and patient centred service and will provide professional and clinical leadership within the locality. They will assist the Service Manager to embed systems and processes to ensure staff within the locality services are clinically competent to undertake their role.

The Clinical Lead will have responsibility for supporting the Team Leader and Service Manager in the delivery of a high quality, efficient and effective services ensuring this is delivered to local and national targets/standards.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree Level or equivalent qualification and/or relevant core professional qualification (NMC, Social Work England or HCPC registered) Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post. Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct with evidence of continuous CPD



  • 2Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery Demonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers or that are transferable to children and young people. . Advanced knowledge of Children & Young People mental health conditions, evidence based therapeutic interventions and treatments relevant to the needs of this client group. Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work.



  • Evidence of extensive professional clinical knowledge, skill and experience Experience of partnership working across a range of agencies and professional boundaries Experience of effectively working with service users and carers Experience of clinical /professional supervision in a children and young people's mental healthcare setting. Experience working as an autonomous practitioner Proven positive role modelling Experience of developing, delivering and evaluating specialist care plans and risk management plans

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly developed clinical professional skills relevant to area of work Proven ability to influence service change Ability to ensure compliance with CQC requirements Proven ability to understand and manage clinical risks Effective leadership, organisational and people management skills Excellent motivational and team building skills Knowledge of local health and social care structures Evidence of good IT skills Excellent prioritisation and time management- ability to carry a complex and demanding workload Excellent communication skills particularly with young people and their families/ carers Ability to handle sensitive situations and manage conflict Evidence of analytical and problem solving skills Able to demonstrate resilience

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 L9575 CYPMH & Child Psychology Fylde & Wyre



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