Community Mental Health Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced registered mental health professional to manage one of our busy CAMHS team in York.

The successful candidate will have recent experience in mental health services, the candidate would have experience in a managerial or leadership role including supervising staff and being involved in service development and performance monitoring.

Main duties of the job

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through effective clinical leadership and management of the development and delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well being for all service users.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of patients and their carers.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for the delivery of the clinical service by the community team.

To be responsible for the operational management of the team.

To lead practice development and service development initiatives to ensure continual quality improvement as an integral part of the Trust's QualityImprovement System.

To line manage the community team.

To provide direct care to patients in their homes and other community settings as required.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

The role is based in York Community Mental Health Team for children and adolescent. We are in a newly designed building on the outskirts of York.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for supporting and overseeing the operational delivery of the CAMHS service at team level and supporting the team in addressing issues impacting on service delivery. Sound leadership and excellent communication skills will be required to drive the delivery of an effective, efficient, high-quality service in accordance with Trust values, clinical standards, service priorities and performance requirements.

The post holder will be required to work closely with clinical and professional leads and to ensure effective links with other community teams and partners in York. The ability to work autonomously is essential with overall support and strategic direction from the Service Manager.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health in a community setting
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
  • Use of the Trust's Quality Improvement system
Knowledge Essential
  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Budget Management and Financial Standing Instructions
  • HR policies and procedures

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