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Clinical Lead/Advanced Practitioner - CAMHS

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post will involve home working and working within a CAMHS base. This can be at either Harrogate, Northallerton or Scarborough dependent on which base best suits the successful candidate.

We are excited to advertise a band 7 Clinical Lead/Advanced Practitioner post in the North Yorkshire Single Point of Access Team. This is a new post and the successful candidate will work within the Single Point of Access Team at CAMHS and also the North Yorkshire MAST (Multi Agency Screening Team). The Single Point of Access Team is where all the new referrals for CAMHS are received. The successful candidate will attend multiagency meetings with the North Yorkshire MAST team on a daily basis, in order to support and safeguard young people and their families in our locality who experience mental health difficulties. The successful candidate will offer training and education to partner agencies, and support with supervision of staff as part of their role within the Single Point of Access Team.

Main duties of the job

We are keen to recruit an experienced Clinician to further develop our links with the North Yorkshire MAST team. The successful candidate will work alongside the SPA Team Manager and Spa Clinical Lead to develop and implement this newly created position. The successful candidate will be expected to attend daily meetings with the MAST team (this is currently done virtually). There will be an expectation that you attend monthly meetings at Northallerton County Hall, and that you work into a base as required by the Single Point of Access Team at either the Harrogate, Northallerton or Scarborough locations.

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 services for their needs.
  • Be passionate about continuing to improve links between CAMHS and the multi agency screening team.
  • Be a driven, enthusiastic and forward thinking leader.
  • Have a clear interest in the development of the MAST and CAMHS partnership.
  • 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 have easy access to support from Psychiatrists and Psychologists within the CAMHS 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 successful candidate will offer advice and consultation regarding the management and treatment of the young person to colleagues within the Single Point of Access Team and Multi Agency Screening Team as appropriate.

Key priorities will include:
  • Providing Clinical Leadership through teaching/education and joined up working with the MAST
  • Working with the Team Manager and SPA Clinical Lead to develop processes within the team
  • Ensuring that referrals for young people are supported by, and directed to, the right agencies at the right time for their needs

The post holderwill be expected to support the leadership team in local implementation of CAMHS Strategy and will support the day to day running of the Single Point of Access Service.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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 or SWE
  • 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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