Clinical Lead YOUnited Referral Hub

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity to work as part of the local systems partners YOUnited Referral Hub that supports access to help for children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing and mental health needs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Main duties of the job

To work in the YOUnited Referral Hub supporting and leading on service improvement initiatives.

To provide effective clinical leadership and supervision to staff.

To support developments within the Children, Young People and Families Directorate and partner agencies.

To promote and contribute to accessibility of the service, high quality evidence-based care, and efficient caseload management within the team.

To deliver direct assessment and risk management to service users.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To collaborate with the YOUnited partnership effectively to improve access to the service.
  • Provide clinical leadership to colleagues across all areas of the team.
  • Identify levels of clinical risk and prioritise accordingly and provide advice and leadership to staff.
  • Provide comprehensive and collaborative assessment to children, young people and families.
  • Provide collaborative care plans and effective evidence-based intervention to children, young people and families. This includes work specifically for the more complex case presentation.
  • Provide clinical / professional supervision, and where appropriate, operational supervision, to staff in the team.
  • Undertake risk and complex calls on weekdays (9am-5pm), providing mental health risk assessment and safety plans to children and young people presenting in crisis.
  • Support, promote and further develop the use of clinical outcome measures within the team.
  • Cultivate positive and collaborative relationships with related pathways, teams and services, in particular the neuro-developmental and eating disorders pathways, the substance use service (CASUS), Core Teams, the Intensive Support Team (IST), acute and community paediatrics and other child health services, Early Help services, emotional help & wellbeing services, schools, social care and the First Response Service (FRS).
  • Support and promote high quality record keeping, including care plan audit and activity recording.
  • Provide a leadership role alongside the Team Manager and other senior colleagues to monitor and report on activity, clinical capacity, service user feedback, compliance on supervision recording and appraisals, and compliance with mandatory training.

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Qualified nurse, social worker or occupational therapist. A current professional registration with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England.
    • Recognised Leadership or management qualification
    • Evidence of leadership or management experience
    Experience Essential
    • Substantial post-qualifying clinical experience in a setting or with a client group relevant to CAMHS.
    • Experience of mental health risk assessment and management.
    • Experience of working with complex presentations.
    • Experience of using clinical outcome measures and working to agreed targets
    • Experience of service user involvement / participation initiatives
    • Experience of providing clinical supervision
    • Experience working with recognised systems of managing referrals and patient flow / demand and capacity systems
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision.
    • Planning and organising skills
    • Skills in self management, including time management.
    • Highly developed communication skills, verbally and in writing. Able to provide complex and/or clinically sensitive information, including contentious or distressing information to clients, their families/carers and other professional colleagues from a range of agencies.
    • Able to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance, including regular supervision, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to emotive material and challenging behaviour.
    • Able to carry out clinical audits.
    • Able to demonstrate effectiveness in a clinical leadership role.
    • Able to demonstrate consultation skills.
    • Advanced IT skills.
    • Presentational skills.
    • Skills in the use of assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management. This requires the use of highly developed analytical skills and clinical judgement.
    • Skills in relevant model(s) of therapeutic intervention
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Knowledge of how Community CAMHS services operate including systems for referral management, multi-disciplinary teams and the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA).
    • Knowledge of typical and atypical child development.
    • Knowledge of Children's Safeguarding mechanisms.
    • Knowledge of the theory and practice of therapeutic approaches in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. attachment disorder, emerging personality disorder, dual diagnosis, specific additional disability).
    • Knowledge of neuro-developmental disorders including ADHD, ASD and Learning Disability including risk and safeguarding issues relevant to this group.
    • Knowledge of the application of specific therapeutic models to different needs (What Works for Whom?).
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • Requires continuous use of Display Screen Equipment for periods of more than one hour at a time.
    • Able to tolerate long periods of sitting.
    Other Essential
    • Positive approach to children, young people and their families / carers
    • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working.
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
    • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from clients.
    • Able to contain and work with organisational stress
    • Able to tolerate ambiguity and take decisions in situations where information is incomplete.
    • Motivated towards personal and professional development.
    • Able to travel between sites.

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