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CAMHS Team Manager

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

An opportunity has arisen to recruit two highly motivated, enthusiastic, and confident Team Managers the Wakefield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

The successful applicant will manage a team of multi-skilled, experienced staff within the service.

You will responsible for the effective day to day delivery and management of resources and staff employed by South West Yorkshire Foundation NHS Trust.

You will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services and experience of leadership.

As a member of the leadership team you will contribute to the wider aims of the service through joint working, providing specialist consultation, training and supervision to other professionals, participation in service development/research.

Main duties of the job

Who are we looking for?

We want candidates:

- who have excellent communication and engagement skills.

- who are able to manage and review clinical staff within the service.

- who want to be part of a committed and successful leadership team.

- have a sense of achievement and feel rewarded by supporting young people and their families.

- who are able to manage the demand and capacity within the team in line with service targets.

- who can be dynamic, flexible, creative, professional and reflective.

- who keep children and young people at the heart of their work and can promote their wellbeing.

- who are able to continue to improve quality in our service, supporting their team to work in new and inspiring ways.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

We are aware that an increasing number of applicants are using AI technology to generate responses on NHS Job application forms. Over reliance on AI-generated content in application forms is strongly discouraged and we will conduct a thorough screening process before selecting candidates to progress to the next stage. If you are using AI to enhance your application, please disclose this in your NHS Jobs application form.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post-holder will be responsible for the leadership, co-ordination and management of CAMHS related to meeting the needs of children and young people as identified by the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will carry a small caseload.
  • To facilitate and be responsible for effective multi-disciplinary / multi-agency team working to meet the needs of all who access the service.
  • To ensure that mechanisms are in place to manage, monitor and review clinical and admin staffs within the services.
  • To ensure the effective management and continuous development of the team, providing leadership to all staff which encourages the development of a qualitative, evidence based service.
  • To promote safeguarding and the welfare of children, young people and staffs.
  • To manage the demand and capacity within the team in line with service targets, capacity and demand.


The postholder will:

1.1 Care/service/function provision:
  • Ensure effective co-ordination and leadership of the team in delivering agreed assessment and treatment plans as identified by the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ensure that individual needs led assessment and treatment plans are evidence based, effectively co-ordinated and outcomes achieved within agreed timescales as directed by the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Actively encourage and develop service user and carer involvement in the development of individual assessment and treatment plans, and the development of the service.
  • Encourage and be responsible for the development of a multi-disciplinary team approach in the identification and delivery of assessment and treatment plan.
  • Develop a culture within the team that supports research, evidence based practice, innovative practice, quality initiatives and is continuously analytical in seeking to improve service delivery.
  • Support and lead the teaching, assessing and mentoring of students within the service.
  • Support clinicians to compile reports for the multi-disciplinary agency team as and when required
  • Promote the safeguarding of children in line with Trust policies and procedures.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification, e.g. nursing, or other professional allied to medicine
  • Dip SW or relevant mental health profession
  • Membership of professional body
  • First level qualification/degree/Certificate in Management Studies or equivalent experience


  • Post graduate qualification in mental health (e.g. CBT, Family Therapy, Counselling)
  • Masters Level qualification
  • A teaching and assessing qualification



  • Substantial post qualification experience, some of which must be working with Children, young people and their carers in a mental health or other complex care setting
  • Experience of working in different cultural contexts
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Equality and Diversity.
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Inter-agency liaison and consultation
  • Experience of teaching and assessing
  • To have experience in recruitment and retention and sickness absence
  • Experience of providing highly specialist advice and supervision to other professionals
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance for working with children, young people, mental health and safeguarding
  • Evidence of advanced clinical/therapeutic knowledge and skills in mental health.
  • Extensive experience in assessment and risk management and ability to implement evidence based practice
  • Advanced experience of safeguarding children and young people.


  • Experience of community settings

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).



  • Experience of delivering training to others

Personal Attributes


  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Commitment to multi-agency approach/working
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure where there are frequent interruptions from team members needing advice regarding clinical staffing or operational issues.
  • Calm, confident, innovative, creative and assertive
  • Integrity
  • Vision about clinical practice and service development
  • Ability to learn and taken on new initiatives/roles
  • Ability to make and lead decisions under pressure/crisis situations
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in accordance with changing service priorities.
  • Commitment to challenging discrimination and improving accessibility of services.
  • Ability to cope calmly in a crisis
  • To demonstrate good self-care and encourage the same in team members
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • To have integrity, be honest, open, transparent and respectful.

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload and to be a self-reliant and autonomous practitioner
  • Excellent negotiation skills, and problem solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing skills to include care planning and risk assessments.
  • IT skills.
  • Ability to support and empower staff
  • Time management/prioritisation skills of self and others.
  • Experience in leading audits and service evaluation.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Airedale Health Centre

The Square


West Yorkshire


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