SCAMHS Locality Team Lead - Carmarthenshire

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will contribute to ongoing evaluation of organizational structures / systems to ensure the Specialist CAMHS Service provides an effective, efficient evidence based high quality modern service in line with Health Board Integrated Medium Term Plan (IMTP) and National Directives including the Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan.

The post holder will be responsible for the achievement of key Performance Standards in respect of the Mental Health Measure (Wales) and ensuring allocation of resources as a priority to ensure compliance within stated delivery times.

The post holder will ensure the service adheres to the principles outlined within the CAPA Service Model ensuring timely appointment for CHOICE appointments, coordinate the onward flow for Partnership (6 sessions) and / or Specific interventions in line with the SCAMHS Service pathway.

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination and monitoring of Care and Treatment Plans (CTP) ensuring all staff have the relevant training and children, young people and their families/ carers are fully involved in the care planning process and reviews.

Main duties of the job

Are you interested in a change of role to become a SCAMHS Team Manager in a multi-disciplinary team? - An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified professional with key management and leadership skills to undertake this clinical and operational management role within a dynamic and expanding S-CAMHS Service.

You will be a good communicator, able to manage a dedicated clinical workload, prioritise service objectives and support the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a high quality SCAMHS service.

You will be supported by Senior management team within a SCAMHS Service that is dynamic and rapidly growing with new investment from WELSH Government . Professional development will be supported by a service which is innovative and supports personal and professional development to ensure high quality services are delivered .

Responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the locality S-CAMHS team ensuring the robust delivery of secondary mental health services in line with the S-CAMHS Service Specification, you will provide effective leadership for the team in the delivery of timely and prudent healthcare, supporting clinical staff and co-ordinating the delivery of the specialist services which complement the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the provision of a comprehensive mental health service.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 31/08/2022.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional qualification - registration with NMC
  • Degree or Diploma in Social Work - General Social Care Council or Health and Care Professions Council or Care Council for Wales Reg'd
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy - Health Professional Council Reg'd
  • Appropriate Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health i.e. Children's Act, Child Protection Procedures, Mental Health Act, DoLS
  • Management qualification or prepared to undertake
  • Training in any other evidence-based psychological approaches e.g. CBT, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, DBT, EMDR etc.
  • Group work Certificate
  • Supervision Certificate or Experience
  • Management Qualification neu experience of project management
Experience Essential
  • Significant Experience of working in Primary or Secondary Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Significant experience of working in a health or social care setting
  • Documentary evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of mental health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies. Ability to manage a case load and to provide clinical and managerial supervision where appropriate
  • Evidence of ability to manage change effectively, utilizing project management and performance management approaches.
  • Service development experience
  • Management and mentorship of staff.
  • Teaching in clinical or academic Environments.
  • Working knowledge of health social services, education and the voluntary sector, together with the relevant legislation regarding, children and young people's emotional and mental health
  • Lead in the development of standards, policies and protocols
  • Experience of working in an Adult Mental Health setting at a managerial level
  • Expert knowledge of the local and national CAMHS Agenda
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of child related agencies.
  • Experience of service development and project development.
  • Evidence of teaching for clients, students and professionals from external agencies across primary and secondary care settings.
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker Level 1

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