Team Leader

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year p.a
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Intellectual Disabilities CAMHS Team Leader Band 7 Full time (37.5hrs) per week, permanent post.

If you are passionate about supporting children and young people with Intellectual disabilities and complex behaviours/mental health needs and would like to be involved in providing and developing the care they receive, then we would like to hear from you.

We are a specialist multidisciplinary Intellectual Disability Service and consist of Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapist, Psychologists, Psychiatrist and Support Workers. We work closely with families, special schools and respite units to help improve the quality of life for children and their families

Main duties of the job

  • To work with the Clinical Lead and Operational Manager to provide leadership in ensuring high quality, evidence-based interventions, working in partnership with the individual, their family, colleagues within the Trust and external agencies as required.
  • To work with the Clinical Lead and Operational Manager to clinically develop the Team to provide services that are accessible and responsive to needs.
  • To promote participation of service users and carers in their own care and in the planning and development of services.
  • To be the Primary Clinician responsible for screening referrals for The Swifts Service, providing emergency and routine assessments as required
  • If you are interested in supporting a diverse caseload, within a supportive Multidisciplinary team, and would benefit from in service training; monthly supervision; CPD opportunities; clinical and management support; NHS pension scheme; holiday and sick pay then we look forward to your application.
  • Please read the job description and personal specification carefully before applying for this position ensuring that you meet the requirements of the role.

  • About us

    At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust.

    We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference.

    Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

    Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification

    When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

    Person Specification Knowledge skills and training Essential
    • RNLD / Registered Mental Health Nurse with current NMC registration, OR core professional qualification (Social work, Occupational Therapy) OR equivalent
    • Evidence of further degree level or equivalent training or knowledge pertinent to CAMHS/LD
    • Clinical Supervisor Training
    • Extensive experience of at least 3 years at Band 6 (or equivalent) working with young people their families and carers.
    • Experience working with patients in crisis.
    • Experience of assessing, planning an implementing programmes of care, for young people
    • Evidence of effective leadership and service development
    • Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and implement risk management plans.
    • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills (active listening, building empathy).
    • Demonstrate the ability to receive and give complex clinical details clearly with young people, carers and colleagues.
    • Experience of contributing towards policy and service development
    • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all staff to ensure programmes of care are implemented.
    Finance and resources Essential
    • To have demonstrable knowledge of the impact of care and effective use of resources on budgets.
    IT Essential
    • Trained in the use of RiO
    Personal qualities and attributes Essential
    • To be able to demonstrate high level clinical and inspirational leadership skills, motivate and inspiring others to continually improve practice and to aspire to the delivering of modern effective service.
    • Demonstrate respect, empathy and understanding of all users and colleagues within the service.
    • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and the issue relating to disabled people
    • Willingness to explore new ways of working with services and delivery and encourage staff to do so.
    • To be able to work under pressure and prioritise workload
    • To remain calm in stressful situations
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Approachable attitude
    • Ability to communicate with all grades of staff /carers/other agencies
    Business travel Essential
    • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.
    Knowledge skills and training Desirable
    • NMP qualification or willing to undertake training

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