Clinical Lead - CAMHS Learning Disability Team

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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our CAMHS LD Clinical Lead role provides a Community & Crisis Response for children and young people who are referred to the Community CAMHS LD service.

Working as part of our team, you'll be responsible for providing expert clinical advice and leadership, supervision and training, alongside ensuring the our service continues to deliver high quality care for young people with a Learning Disability and co morbid mental health difficulties.

Bringing your wealth of knowledge and experience, you'll have a core profession/registration (HCPC, NMC, UKCP, BABCP, Social Work England) with extensive expertise in this clinical area, and in return you'll be working as part of a highly skilled clinical Multi Disciplinary Community Learning Disability Team. There are a range of opportunities to further develop both clinical and leadership skills, CPD, regular supervision and line management. You'll also be part of county-wide Children's services which are developing rapidly, its a fantastic opportunity to join at a time of change, bringing your ideas and experience to a team and service which is proud of its progress.

This role is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week, you'll need to be organised, enthusiastic, and excellent team player and be able to travel.

Please ask about a Relocation Package if you are hoping to move to Cornwall for this role. Informal discussions about this role are welcome.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist assessments, formulations and advise on specialist evidence based interventions. You'll be able to work with your own clinical caseload too.

To provide expert knowledge and advice and act as a point of reference for other professions, demonstrating excellent clinical risk assessment skills as part of wider holistic care.

A good understanding of legal frameworks including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding procedures is essential, and there's opportunity for , leadership, research and audit alongside service development.

This role is integral to the CAMHS LD Multi Disciplinary team. The team uses a trauma informed approach whilst also working to NICE and national guidelines.

You'll be working alongside the CAMHS LD Team Manager to support effective service delivery and development.

For the successful applicant, its an exciting time to be joining us.

About us

We're an NHS Community and Mental Health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Education/Qualification and Relevant Experience Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, UKCP, HCPC, BABCP, social work england
  • Professional qualification relative to role
  • Specialist skills and knowledge in supporting young people with learning disabilities and complex health needs gained from at least 5 years post nursing registration experience, with additional post graduate qualification at degree level related to area of clinical expertise.
  • Hold or are working towards a higher level qualification such as Post-Graduate, master's level qualification relevant to clinical specialism
  • additional CPD including Learning Disability/neuro developmental conditions/Autism/ADHD
  • non medical prescriber or working towards
  • qualification in teaching and assessing learners
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Highly self-motivated, with an understanding of the leadership role and an ability to inspire and influence others
  • Ability to support others to develop teaching, supervision and mentoring skills with understanding of clinical supervision models and processes
  • Demonstrate skills in complex situations using relevant communication techniques, negotiation, and problem-solving
  • Flexibility to manage a caseload, prioritising as needed
  • Highly developed skills in clinical assessment and intervention planning
  • Experience of undertaking audit and research
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Detailed knowledge and understand of the impact of health inequalities on people with a learning disability
  • Knowledge and Understanding of relevant National Guidance
  • specialist knowledge of CAMHS Learning Disability and co morbid mental health conditions
  • detailed knowledge of specialist and generic childrens assessments for LD and Mental health conditions
  • highly developed supervision and appraisal skills
  • leadership and organisational skills
  • knowledge of neuro diverse conditions and how they present

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