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Clinical Service Lead

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£54,223 to £60,316 a year per annum inc of HCA
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical service lead- Southwark CAMHS child and family team

We are looking for a team leader/highly specialist clinician with excellent clinical skills and an ability to engage young people with mental health difficulties. Applicants will need to have experience of working with service users with mental health difficulties, leadership skills which will support the operational management of the child and family service, and a style of working which supports all team members to give of their best and achieve the best possible outcomes for young people and their carers.

The Clinical Service Lead provides management and supervisory leadership to the Southwark CAMHS Child and Family (C&F) service. Southwark C&F service offers specialist assessment and treatment to children and young people, up to 12 years old, who have complex mental health problems. C&F service also includes the Hope Project; a mini-team for children and young people, up to 18 years old, who have been affected by trauma.

C&F service is multi-disciplinary with psychiatry, nursing, psychology and therapy professionals. The post-holder will work with the senior team to develop the service and ensure timely, high quality- triage, assessment, intervention and discharge planning of YP referred to the service. The post-holder is an important member of the Southwark CAMHS local leadership and will have the opportunity to influence strategy with leads from other teams and disciplines.

Main duties of the job

To take day to day operational management responsibility in the planning, directing and management of the Southwark CAMHS- child and family service.

The post holder will ensure that service access and delivery is efficient, effective, evidence based, needs led, as well as service user and carer focused.

The post holder will provide clear leadership, in partnership with the Service Manager to ensure access to timely treatment and intervention by well led and motivated staff that contributes to promoting safety and achievement for all children and young people.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave
  • Work life balance
  • Career development
  • Accommodation
  • NHS discounts
  • Car lease
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Job description Job responsibilities

Team work with children, young people and their families to help them gain a better understanding of their issues, and the type of intervention that may help before agreeing a care plan. At times, team may need to work with other agencies if the difficulties faced by a family are quite complex. Team will usually work with the referrer, and other agencies to work out how CAMHS can help.

Please see attached Job description and Person specification for details

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • oRecognised Professional Qualification in Social Work (DipSW/CQSW), Mental Health Nursing (RMN), Psychology or any allied medical profession.
  • oEducated to Masters level or related experience.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development.
  • oLive Registration.
  • oRGN
  • oMSc.
  • oManagement course.
Experience Essential
  • oSenior Management experience in running large multidisciplinary teams with significant clinical and business delivery targets.
  • oExperience of managing budgets and resources effectively. Experience of leading and managing change to deliver organisational goals.
  • Experience of leading business planning processes and delivering targets within an agreed budget. Experience of working within the NHS, or a related public or voluntary sector organisation. Experience of individual and team Performance Management and Appraisals Experience of involving service users and carers in the development of services
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • oExperience of recruitment and selection of staff.
  • oExperience of project management.
Knowledge Essential
  • oSpecialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence based practice.
  • oWorking knowledge of all relevant legislation associated with health and social care.
  • oUnderstanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health.
  • nderstanding of the legislative and quality frameworks that govern provision of mental health and social care.
Personal attributes and other skills Essential
  • oRecognition of own limitations, strengths and weaknesses and an ability to seek advice when necessary.
  • oAble to gain easily the trust, confidence and respect of service users, their relatives and staff of a variety of levels and disciplines
  • oInnovative, creative and willing to try new approaches.
  • oPossess attention to detail.
  • oAble to work changeable hours at fairly short notice.
  • oEvidence of undertaking audit work
Specialist knowledge Essential
  • oCurrent good practice in assessment, short term time limited treatments and interventions.
  • oUnderstanding of the principles of supervision and appraisal.
  • oKnowledge of recent legislation affecting the NHS and local authority.
  • oKnowledge of current research and an understanding of research methodologies and processes.

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