This post is to clinically lead the IPBS (Intensive Positive behaviour support) Team across County Durham and Darlington. The successful candidate MUST have achieved level 7 positive behaviour support and will have experience of working to these strategies. There is a clinical and operational split to this post.
The post holder will clinically lead a small team to provide clinical expertise to other clinical staff in LDCAMHS/ CAMHS as well as working with young people and their families.
The post holder will lead the development of PBS across County Durham and Darlington LDCAMHS and CAMHS, they will be the local link into the provider collaborate and work with other IPBS leads across other localities.
Main duties of the job
We are keen to recruit a PBS experienced Clinician to further develop our team. The post holder will work alongside other Team Managers and clinical leads to continue the development of the PBS strategies across teams. They will be expected to link with the regional provider collaborative to ensure the service is meetings its performance expectations. We are seeking someone who will:
- Be passionate about improving the skills and knowledge of LDCAMHS/ CAMHS and other partners in PBS strategies. to improve the lives of young people and families across our locality.
- Be passionate about continuing to improve links between CAMHS and wider partners.
- Be a driven, enthusiastic and forward thinking leader.
- Have extensive experience working in Learning Disability and or CAMHS services.
- Have significant experience of working with clinicians to achieve service improvement.
- Have a range of experience of leading projects or other clinically based initiatives which will have made a contribution to delivering innovative and high quality services to children and young people.
- Hold a relevant Professional Registration (RNLD,RMN, SW, OT,SALT )
This is a small team that works closely with other LDCAMHS teams across the locality, while it is based in Darlington within Holly Unit staff can work across County Durham and Darlington.
As an organisation we encourage learning and continued professional development.
Job description Job responsibilities
The successful candidate will have responsibility for providing clinical leadership to colleagues in the assessment and intervention of children and young people accessing the LDCAMHS/ CAMHS services
You will provide specialist PBS assessment and intervention to children and young people presenting with a learning disability and or Autism, with significant behaviours that challenge.
You will offer clinical supervision to colleagues and education/training to partner agencies where necessary.
The successful candidate will offer advice and consultation regarding the assessment and treatment of the young person to colleagues with LDCAMHS and CAMHS. Key priorities will include:
- Providing Clinical Leadership through supervision, teaching/education and direct clinical contact.
- Working with the Team Managers to develop processes within the team
The post holderwill be expected to support the leadership team in local implementation of LD CAMHS/ CAMHS Strategy specifically PBS and will support the day to day running of the IPBS Team.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Nationally recognised, broadly-based, health or social work qualification which must be registered with the appropriate governing body, such as the HCPC, NMC or SWE
- Degree level qualification or diploma
- Mentorship qualification or equivalent
- Leadership or management qualification or
- Masters level qualification
- Accredited training in evidence based psychological treatment
- Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
- Working in community mental health services
- Working with people with a range of mental health / wellbeing needs
- Experience of operationally managing services
- Experience of working with looked after children
- Experience of working within education settings
- Experience of developing services
- Research and/or audit experience
- Must demonstrate a working knowledge of health, education, social services and the voluntary sector and have the ability to work in partnership with other
- Must demonstrate knowledge of safety factors in the management of self-harming behaviours and safeguarding issues and have the skills to be able to apply knowledge appropriately with complex
- Must demonstrate knowledge of current legislation including the Children Act 1989, 2004, the Human Rights Act 1998' safeguarding of children and adults,
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of models of behavioural and mental disorder including the contribution of social, physical and development factors, the social perspective on mental disorder, the implications of mental disorder and treatments for clients, their relatives and carers.
- Ability to apply therapeutic skills with young people with complex needs.
- Ability to provide supervision to less experienced colleagues.
- Able to demonstrate knowledge of recent Government initiatives and understanding of how to apply these in practice.
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