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Neuro Clinical Lead YOUnited Referral Hub

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work as part of the YOUnited Referral Hub that supports access to help for children and young people with emotional wellbeing/mental health needs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The role is based in Huntingdon with a hybrid working approach including working in base and working from home. You will need to travel to Huntingdon regularly.

Main duties of the job

To work as a clinical lead in the YOUnited Referral Hub that supports access to help for children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing and mental health needs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with a focus on Children and Young People who are neurodiverse.

To provide support and skilled advice/consultation around Neurodiverse Children and Young People presenting with emotional wellbeing issues.

To triage and process non-crisis referrals of children and young people referred.

To support junior staff with triaging referrals and providing expert clinical advice.

To liaise with referrers/parents/carers regarding received referrals, risk assessing, giving advice and signposting and assessing for mental health need.

There will be the opportunity to retain clinical focus by undertaking assessments and/or potential therapeutic interventions for up to 20% of the role.

If you are a self motivated, enthusiastic professional with excellent communication skills, a passion for the improving outcomes for Children and Young People with emotional wellbeing issues, and a special interest in supporting neurodiverse children and young people, we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information, please contact Amanda Redgate, Service Manager on

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To collaborate with the YOUnited partnership effectively to improve access to the service.
  • To provide advice and consultation to partners regarding the support of neurodiverse children and young people presenting with emotional wellbeing issues.
  • Provide clinical leadership to colleagues across all areas of the team.
  • Identify levels of clinical risk and prioritise accordingly and provide advice and leadership to staff.
  • Provide comprehensive and collaborative referral triage and assessment to children, young people and families. This includes work specifically for the more complex case presentation of children and young people with neurodevelopmental presentation.
  • Provide clinical / professional supervision, and where appropriate, operational supervision, to staff in the team.
  • Undertake risk and complex calls on weekdays (9am-5pm), providing mental health risk assessment and safety plans to children and young people presenting in crisis.
  • Support, promote and further develop the use of clinical outcome measures within the team.
  • Cultivate positive and collaborative relationships with related pathways, teams and services, in particular the neuro-developmental and eating disorders pathways, the substance use service (CASUS), Core Teams, Crisis Team, acute and community paediatrics and other child health services, Early Help services, emotional help & wellbeing services, schools, social care and the First Response Service (FRS).
  • Support and promote high quality record keeping, including care plan audit and activity recording.
  • Provide a leadership role alongside the Team Manager and other clinical leads to monitor and report on activity, clinical capacity, service user feedback, compliance on supervision recording and appraisals, and compliance with mandatory training.

  • Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications


    • Qualified nurse, social worker, occupational therapist or other relevant registered profession.
    • A current professional registration with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England.


    • Recognised Leadership or management qualification
    • Evidence of leadership or management experience



    • Substantial post-qualifying clinical experience in a setting or with a client group relevant to CAMHS.
    • Experience of mental health risk assessment and management.
    • Experience of working with complex presentations.
    • Significant experience working with neurodiverse children and young people.


    • Experience of using clinical outcome measures and working to agreed targets
    • Experience of service user involvement / participation initiatives
    • Experience of providing clinical supervision
    • Experience working with recognised systems of managing referrals and patient flow / demand and capacity systems
    • Experience of neurodevelopmental diagnostic pathways
    • Experience supporting parents/carers of neurodiverse children/young people

    Skills & Abilities


    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision.
    • Planning and organising skills
    • Skills in self management, including time management.
    • Highly developed communication skills, verbally and in writing. Able to provide complex and/or clinically sensitive information, including contentious or distressing information to clients, their families/carers and other professional colleagues from a range of agencies.
    • Able to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance, including regular supervision, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to emotive material and challenging behaviour.
    • Able to carry out clinical audits.


    • Able to demonstrate effectiveness in a clinical leadership role.
    • Able to demonstrate consultation skills.
    • Advanced IT skills.
    • Presentational skills.
    • Skills in the use of assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management. This requires the use of highly developed analytical skills and clinical judgement.
    • Skills in relevant model(s) of therapeutic intervention

    Knowledge & Understanding


    • Knowledge of how Community CAMHS services operate
    • Knowledge of typical and atypical child development.
    • Knowledge of Children's Safeguarding mechanisms.
    • Knowledge of neuro-developmental disorders including ADHD, ASD and Learning Disability including risk and safeguarding issues relevant to this group


    • Knowledge of the theory and practice of therapeutic approaches in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. attachment disorder, emerging personality disorder, dual diagnosis, specific additional disability).
    • Knowledge of the application of specific therapeutic models to different needs (What Works for Whom?).
    • Knowledge of the diagnostic pathways for neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Knowledge of specific strategies/approaches for neurodiverse children/young people

    Physical Requirements


    • Requires continuous use of Display Screen Equipment for periods of more than one hour at a time.
    • Able to tolerate long periods of sitting.



    • Positive approach to children, young people and their families / carers
    • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from clients.
    • Able to tolerate ambiguity and take decisions in situations where information is incomplete.
    • Motivated towards personal and professional development.
    • Able to travel between sites.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    Kingfisher House

    Kingfisher Way


    PE29 6FH

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