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CAMHS Clinical Lead

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
Fixed Term - 12 month contract

We are looking for a passionate and autonomous Clinical Lead or Senior Clinician to join our Neurodevelopmental CAMHS team in Cambridge. The role would involve working with young people with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis and co-morbid mental health difficulties.

We welcome all professional backgrounds who have had experience working within a CAMHS or mental health setting including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Arts Therapists, Social Work and Therapies.

There are opportunities to deliver both generic, plus profession specific interventions. There are great CPD opportunities within the team, including potential to be trained in delivery of ADOS assessments.

If you're interested to come and join our dedicated and friendly team please do apply! We'd be happy to discuss informally - please contact Lee Revelles on 01223 465100.

Main duties of the job

Working within the CAMHS South Neurodevelopmental Team in Cambridge, this post allows the post holder an exciting opportunity to provide a specialist service to children and adolescents and their families/carers with a wide spectrum of mental health, developmental and psychological difficulties.

The post holder will provide specialist clinical assessments and interventions for children and their families/carers.

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

1. To collaborate with the Single Point of Access Team (SPA) effectively to improve access to the service.2. Provide clinical leadership to colleagues across all areas of the team.3. Identify levels of clinical risk and prioritise accordingly and provide advice and leadership to staff.4. Provide comprehensive and collaborative assessment to children, young people and families.5. 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.6. Support, promote and further develop an assessment and treatment approach.7. To deliver medication review clinics for a range of stimulant medication, such at methylphenidate.8. Provide clinical / professional supervision, and where appropriate, operational supervision, to staff in the team.9. Undertake rostered on-call duties on weekdays and weekends (9am-5pm), providing mental health risk assessment and care plans to children and young people presenting in crisis.10. Support, promote and further develop the use of clinical outcome measures within the team.11. 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), the Single Point of Access Team (SPA), 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).12. Support and promote high quality record keeping, including care plan audit and activity recording.13. 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/Qualification Essential
  • Qualified nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, arts therapist, SALT or psychological therapist.
  • A current professional registration with the NMC, HCPC or Social Work England.
  • oRecognised Leadership or management qualification
  • oEvidence of leadership or management experience
  • oV300 Nurse prescriber or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • oSubstantial post-qualifying clinical experience in a setting or with a client group relevant to CAMHS.
  • oExperience of mental health risk assessment and management.
  • oExperience of working with complex presentations
  • oExperience of and a desire to work with children and young people with Neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD, ASC and Learning Disability (ID)
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • 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 demonstrate effectiveness in a clinical leadership role.
  • Skills in the use of assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management. This requires the use of highly developed analytical skills and clinical judgement.
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge of how Community CAMHS services operate including systems for referral management and multi-disciplinary approaches.
  • Knowledge of neuro-developmental disorders including ADHD, ASD and Learning Disability including risk and safeguarding issues relevant to this group
  • 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)

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