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Clinical Lead CAMHS SPA

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are excited to offer a Band 7 Clinical Lead post in the York and Selby Single Point of Access Team.

The Single Point of Access Team receives all the new referrals into CAMHS and offers initial telephone assessments to young people and their families. The team assess whether an initial assessment within the generic CAMHS team is indicated and they also offer signposting support and advice. The team always assess risk and complete safety summaries .

The successful candidate will offer support and supervision to SPA staff, as well as education and consultation to partner agencies. They will support the team with more complex clinical and urgent referrals and will do calls with young people and families as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

We are keen to recruit an experienced clinician for the role of Clinical Lead within York and Selby SPA.

The successful candidate will work alongside the team manager to further develop and implement processes within the Single Point of Access Team

They will attend Senior Leadership meetings in the absence of the Team Manager

Offer consultation and education to partner agencies

Ensure that referrals for young people are supported by, and directed to, the right services at the right time for their needs.

The successful candidate will support clinicians within the team with complex clinical cases and liaise with young people and families as appropriate

We are seeking someone who will:
  • Be passionate about improving the access to mental health services and ensuring young people and their families are directed to the most suitable service for their needs
  • Be a driven, enthusiastic and forward thinking leader.
  • Have a clear interest in the development of the clinical skills of the staff of our CAMHS SPA service
  • Have extensive experience working in CAMHS services.
  • Have significant experience of working with clinicians to achieve service improvement.
  • Have a range of experience of leading projects or other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high quality services to children and young people.
  • Hold a relevant Professional Registration (RMN, SW, OT )

About us

We are a friendly, supportive team, from a variety of professional backgrounds including Nursing, Social Work and Occupational Therapy. We also have easy access to support from Psychiatrists and Psychologists within the CAMHS generic teams.

As an organisation we encourage learning and continued professional development.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will have responsibility for providing clinical leadership to colleagues in the assessment of children and young people accessing the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.You will provide specialist mental health assessment to children and young people presenting with a range of complex mental health problems associated with childhood and adolescence.You will offer clinical supervision to colleagues and education/training to partner agencies.

The post holderwill be expected to support the team manager with the day to day running of the service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Nationally recognised, broadly-based, health or social work qualification which must be registered with the appropriate governing body, such as the HCPC, NMC
  • Degree level qualification or diploma
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Leadership or management qualification or
  • Masters level qualification
  • Accredited training in evidence based psychological treatment
Experience Essential
  • Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working in community mental health services
  • Working with people with a range of mental health / wellbeing needs
  • Experience of operationally managing services
  • Experience of working with looked after children
  • Experience of working within education settings
  • Experience of developing services
  • Research and/or audit experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of health, education, social services and the voluntary sector and have the ability to work in partnership with other
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of safety factors in the management of self-harming behaviours and safeguarding issues and have the skills to be able to apply knowledge appropriately with complex
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of current legislation including the Children Act 1989, 2004, the Human Rights Act 1998' safeguarding of children and adults,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of models of behavioural and mental disorder including the contribution of social, physical and development factors, the social perspective on mental disorder, the implications of mental disorder and treatments for clients, their relatives and carers.
  • Ability to apply therapeutic skills with young people with complex needs.
  • Ability to provide supervision to less experienced colleagues.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of recent Government initiatives and understanding of how to apply these in practice.

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