CAMHS Team Leader

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Bournemouth / Dorset
£41,659 to £47,672 a year p.a.
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an inspirational Team Leader who would like to join our largest community CAMHS team.

The post is offered on as a full-time 37.5 hours permanent basis.

As Team Leader you will work alongside the other Team Leader and the Clinical Services Manager in leading the service and ensuring that the highest quality of care is delivered to children and families. You'll be part of the Senior Leadership Team and have the opportunity to influence Team and Service development.

We would like to recruit a professional who shares our values and our passion to make a real difference in the lives of young people and their families as well as someone who can work as part of a team, bring enthusiasm and is innovative in their clinical practice and leadership style.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

1. This post will form part of the Bournemouth & Christchurch CAMHs senior leadership team which will be responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of care and services for children and young people with mental health problems and their families.

2. The post holder will support the Operational Service Manager and Clinical team to provide inspirational leadership of multidisciplinary clinicians to ensure effective, evidence based assessment and treatment, accessible care pathways and a culture of continuous quality improvement.

3. The post holder will be accountable to the Operational Service Manager for aspects of service delivery, bringing together all component parts to ensure robust patient safety, improved patient experience, clinical outcomes, quality and performance standards. S/he will deputise for the Clinical Team Manager when required.

4. The post holder will support the clinical development of team members to provide services that are accessible and responsive to needs.

5. To promote participation of service users and carers in their own care and in the planning and development of services.

6. To have oversight of referrals in to the Service.

7. To take clinical and some line management responsibility for clinical staff ensuring they deliver a high quality, young person focused service.

8. Work in partnership with Local Authority Colleagues - attending strategic multi-agency LA meeting, complex needs panels.

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, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

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. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

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
  • Post graduate degree level study or equivalent in relevant profession.
  • Current registration with appropriate professional body, e.g. NMC / HCPC / UKCP
  • Core professional qualifications as Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Applied Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with young people their families and carers.
  • Experience working with patients in crisis and providing duty cover
  • Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care, for young people
  • Evidence of leadership and service development
  • Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and implement risk management plans.
  • In-depth experience of working in mental health services where multi- disciplinary working was embraced as part of service delivery.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload and support other staff in the same.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing and presentations.
  • ability to deliver specialist evidence based interventions ie: DBT, IPT, CBT, EMDR, CAT, NVR, VIG
  • Evidence of further degree level or equivalent training or knowledge pertinent to CAMHS
  • Clinical Supervisor Training
Job specific experience Essential
  • Experience of multi-agency/professional working
  • Clear understanding of Integrated Care Programme Approach, Risk Assessments.
  • Experience of working with safeguarding issues and contributing to training within a safeguarding environment.
Managerial experience Essential
  • Ability to manage own time.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all staff to ensure programmes of care are implemented.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading/managing a multi professional team
  • Evidence of effective staff management, including management of individual and team performance.
Finance and resourcing Essential
  • To have demonstrable knowledge of the impact of care and effective use of resources on budgets.
  • Experience in collating information which will include statistics and financial information
Information Technology Essential
  • IT skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Trained in the use of RiO

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