Team Leader (CAMHS)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per Annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen to join the Greater Preston Community Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) team as a Team Leader. Working to deliver Mental Health Care to the highest possible standard, applications are invited from experienced nurses to take on the challenging role of Team Leader.

We currently require a practitioner with previous experience at Band 6 who have recent, significant experience of working within a CYPMH team. All applicants must have an interest and skills in psychological approaches to working with clients and have a commitment to working collaboratively with clients who may present challenges for engagement.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide management and caseload supervision within a specified CYPMH and CPS (CAMHS) geographical team and across the CYPMH and CPS (CAMHS) service within a specialist role and according to specialist are of expertise.
  • To provide generic caseload and case specific supervision and assist with the development and maintenance of PDRs.
  • To act as specialist advisor within CYPMH and CPS (CAMHS) and to actively contribute to the Network governance arrangements when required and provide input into specialist projects as required within the network.
  • To ensure that the standard of performance and clinical practice are of the highest quality to ensure good quality outcomes for clients within the team.
  • To ensure that with others, arrangements are in place to contribute to the effective clinical and professional supervision of all staff in the team, including professional appraisal and the identification of CPD needs across the team.
  • To contribute to policy implementation and policy or service development, both within the service and the wider Network.
  • To keep up to date with CYPMH (CAMHS) research and clinical developments and utilise this knowledge in interpreting NHS policy and local priorities in order to promote evidence based practice across CYPMH (CAMHS) and contribute to the development of health care and social care that is of the greatest possible clinical and cost effectiveness for patients, carers and staff within the specialty of CYPMH (CAMHS).

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse or aligned profession eg OT/Social Worker.
  • Professional Registration SWE; HCPC; NMC.
  • Substantial experience of Practice / Service Development and clinical leadership in adult mental health care or CAMHS (currency within 12 months).
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of contemporary practice within CYPMH (CAMHS) services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of NHS change agendas and strategic service planning by the Department of Health.
  • Previous experience of managing within mental health services.
Personal Essential
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Emphatic with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organisation.

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