Do you want to join a new, innovative service working to support the lives of young people with neurodevelopmental needs in schools and home? Are you keen to improve systems and processes to provide a supportive and streamlined offer? We are looking for you!
The Neurodevelopmental service opened in 2022 to improve the lives of young people with these needs. The Spoke team has been set up to support young people with identified neurodevelopmental needs, prior to a confirmed diagnosis, removing the focus of waiting lists and unmet needs. We have a variety of therapists in the team to support the needs of young people in schools and we are looking for a leader to help steer the direction of this branch of the service whilst also providing expertise in this field.
Main duties of the job
This role will lead the ‘Spoke Team’ in the Neurodevelopmental pathway, to facilitate embedding tools and interventions to help meet the identified needs of young people in school and at home.
This role will also deliver high quality assessments, interventions and consultation within the neurodevelopmental service as well as working alongside the management team on strategic and service development and evaluation by working in partnership with young people, parents and carers and professionals across the system.
They will support Neurodevelopmental projects that support the alliances strategic direction in accordance with the ITHRIVE framework working in partnership with alliance partners, Education and social care.
All post holders working will be expected to uphold the Trust’s vision and values.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.
Job description Job responsibilities JOB DESCRIPTION / COMPETENCY PROFILE Job Title:
Neurodevelopmental Community Lead Payband/Grade:
Communication: Level 3
Personal and People Development: Level 4
Health, Safety and Security: Level 3
Service Improvement: Level 3
Quality: Level 3
Equality and Diversity: Level 3
IT: Level 2Statutory Requirements
Professional RegistrationSABP Leadership Competency
Strategic Leadership: Level 2
People Leadership: Level 3
Performance Leadership: Level 3
Personal Motivation: Level 3 Values
Treat People Well
Create Respectful Places
Involve not Ignore
Open, Inclusive and Accountable Qualifications required
· Registered health professionalExperience required
· Considerable experience of providing specialist assessment, formulation and interventions with children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and/or neurodevelopmental disorders and/or behavioural problems.
· Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and with presenting problems that reflect the full range of severity.
· Experience of working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, including carrying out specialist diagnostic assessments and of adapting therapeutic work according to social communication needs.
· Experiences of supervision, including supervising members of the multi-disciplinary team.
· Experience of teaching and training.
· Experience working with multiple agencies and working in a multidisciplinary team.
· Experience of consultation work, both within mental health services and working with other agencies.
· Experience of leading on projects.
· Experience of the use of clinical outcome measures with children and young people.
· Evidence of continuing professional development
· Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writingSuitable for someone who:
Is an experienced and highly skilled qualified health professional with a passion for working within child mental health services. Key responsibilitiesCLINICAL
· To provide specialist assessment to children and young people with developmental or mental health difficulties using information from a broad range of structured psychometric and semi-structured clinical methods.
· To formulate and implement specialist treatment of clients’ mental health problems and/or behavioural problems, based on an appropriate conceptual framework and current evidence-based best practice, taking into account the current NICE guidelines.
· To undertake a range of therapeutic interventions, drawing on a number of models and employing a range of modalities (individual, family and group) adapted and tailored to the needs of the individual and the context. To make decisions about treatment options taking into account highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
· To undertake ongoing evaluation of the outcome of the interventions.
· To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress and evaluate outcome.
· To be able to overcome a variety of barriers to communication when working with children and families who may be very anxious, vulnerable and have difficulty articulating their problems, requiring imaginative and sensitive approaches towards engagement.
· To exercise autonomous professional judgement and responsibility for their professional practice.
· To contribute highly specialist advice and consultation to the multi-disciplinary formulation of appropriate therapeutic approaches or intervention plans, and to be involved in, or oversee aspects of their implementation in collaboration with other staff.
· To consider and assess child protection concerns and to act on these in accordance with child protection procedures.
· To have knowledge and understanding of the principles of the Care Programme Approach and to support and contribute to the CPA care planning process for clients on CPA. To take responsibility for initiating, planning and reviewing statement of care plans and, if appropriate, in agreement with the line manager take on the care co-ordination role for clients on CPA.
· To consult with and provide specialist guidance to carers and families of service users.
· To be committed to non-discriminatory practice and be aware of issues of religion, ethnicity, gender and disability.
· To offer an expert professional opinion where required regarding such issues as psychological and cognitive functioning, degree of suicidal risk, risk of harm to others and whether a child is at risk of significant harm for child protection purposes. This may involve attendance at or providing detailed reports for child protection conferences, special educational needs reviews, family group conferences and in court.
· To be an active member of the division and promote the culture of participation and outcomes in all aspects of the business of the division.POLICY AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT
· To lead on a key service area within the neurodevelopmental pathway and leading on group interventions.
· To contribute/advise, as required, to the planning and development of the operational policies and service delivery in the Team through undertaking agreed project work.
· To identify appropriate developments in the services provided with a view to address identified need, and to make recommendations to the Operational Manager and Professional Lead, taking responsibility for implementing such developments as required.
· To develop and maintain good communication links with the NHS, Social Services, Education and other agencies working in the area of Child Mental Health.
· To participate in multi-disciplinary meetings concerned with the delivery and development of clinical services and contribute a specialist perspective as appropriate. TEACHING, TRAINING, SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
· To be responsible for regularly providing consultation and advice to colleagues from other professions.
· To provide high quality Trainee placements in the service, organising and monitoring workload, providing supervision and assessing clinical competence.
· Maintain supervision skills by attending Supervisors Workshops as required.
· To provide clinical supervision to members of the multi-disciplinary team.PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE
· To participate in regular clinical supervision and to negotiate further specialist supervision, development and training with the Professional Lead, fulfilling the CPD requirement of your professional register. To keep up to date with relevant developments in the practice of recommended treatments.
· To participate in regular appraisals with the Service Manager and Professional Lead and to agree standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.
· To work within the Code of Ethics and the relevant professional practice guidelines your professional register and the professional guidance framework of the Trust.
· To work within the framework of the policies and procedures of the Trust and to undertake the mandatory training stipulated in Trust policies.
· To be responsible for relevant data collection on work activities, inputting data onto the Trust databases as required, and to maintain a high standard of clinical record keeping.
· To maintain and develop Information Technology skills appropriate to the demands of the post. This includes being able to communicate effectively using IT, and to be fully competent in using IT systems to electronically search and gather relevant information related to assessment and intervention.
· To participate fully in supporting the activities of the profession within the Trust, including attending relevant meetings.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Qualified Registered Health Professional (e.g. Nurse, Psychologist, OT, Social Worker)
- Qualified in a specialist therapeutic area
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing
- Good understanding of Microsoft Office/ digital systems
- Considerable experience of providing specialist assessment, formulation and interventions with children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and/or neurodevelopmental disorders and/or behavioural problems.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and with presenting problems that reflect the full range of severity.
- Experiences of supervision, including supervising members of the multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of consultation work, both within mental health services and working with other agencies
- Experience of leading on projects
- Experience working with multiple agencies and working in a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience of teaching and training.
- Experience of working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, including carrying out specialist diagnostic assessments and of adapting therapeutic work according to social communication needs.
- Experience of the use of clinical outcome measures with children and young people.
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