Clinical service lead- Southwark CAMHS Adolescent team
We are looking for a team leader/highly specialist clinician with excellent clinical skills and an ability to engage young people with mental health difficulties. Applicants will need to have experience of working with service users with severe mental health difficulties, leadership skills that will support the operational management of the Adolescent service, and a style of working that supports all team members to give of their best and achieve the best possible outcomes for young people and their carers.
The Clinical Service Lead provides management and supervisory leadership to the Southwark CAMHS Adolescent service. Adolescent team offers service to young people between the ages of 12 to 18 years old, who have significant emotional or mental health difficulties.Treatment with the team ranges from short to long term, and may involve face to face sessions, and indirect work with the parent, carer or professional from another agency.
Adolescent team is multi-disciplinary with psychiatry, psychology, social work, and recognised therapy professionals. The post-holder will work with the senior team to develop the service, ensure timely, accessible, high quality assessment, interventions, and discharge planning of YP referred to the service. The post-holder is an important member of the Southwark CAMHS local leadership and will have the opportunity to influence strategy with leads from other teams and disciplines.
Main duties of the job
To take day-to-day operational management responsibility in the planning, directing and management of the Southwark CAMHS- Adolescent service.
The post holder will ensure that service access and delivery is efficient, effective, evidence based, needs led, as well as service user and carer focused. The post holder will carry a caseload.
The post holder will provide clear leadership, in partnership with the Service Manager to ensure access to timely treatment and intervention by well-led and motivated staff that contributes to promoting safety and achievement for all children and young people.
Southwark CAMHS is likely to go through transformation to I-thrive model. The post holder will work flexibly as per service needs and transformation.
We offer a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team environment, staffed by highly experienced clinicians who are keen to support your wellbeing at work and your professional development. We provide plenty of opportunities to develop your knowledge and expertise, with potential for further, specialist training appropriate to the post.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close-knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
- Generous pay, pensions and leave
- Work life balance
- Career development
- NHS discounts
- Car lease
- Counselling services
- Wellbeing events
- Long service awards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
Job description Job responsibilities
Adolescent team is multi-disciplinary with psychiatry, psychology, social work, and recognised therapy professionals. The Clinical Service Lead provides management and supervisory leadership to the Southwark CAMHS Adolescent service. The post-holder will work with the senior team to develop the service and ensure timely, high quality- triage, assessment, intervention and discharge planning of YP referred to the service. The post-holder is an important member of the Southwark CAMHS local leadership and will have the opportunity to influence strategy with leads from other teams and disciplines.
Please see attached Job description and Person specification for details
Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
- oRecognised Professional Qualification in Social Work (DipSW/CQSW), Mental Health Nursing (RMN), Psychology or any allied medical profession.
- oEducated to Masters level or related experience.
- oEvidence of continuing professional development.
- oLive Registration.
- oManagement course.
- oTeam leadership training
- oSupervision training
- oSenior Management experience in running large multidisciplinary teams with significant clinical and business delivery targets.
- oExperience of managing budgets and resources effectively. Experience of leading and managing change to deliver organisational goals.
- Experience of leading business planning processes and delivering targets within an agreed budget. Experience of working within the NHS, or a related public or voluntary sector organisation. Experience of individual and team Performance Management and Appraisals Experience of involving service users and carers in the development of services
- oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
- oExperience of recruitment and selection of staff.
- oTeam leadership experience
- oSupervision of staff and trainees
- oSubstantial experience of working in a mental health multidisciplinary team (A)
- oWorking knowledge of MHA, MCA and safeguarding children legislation
- oPrompt and accurate recording on to electronic notes system
- oExperience of project management.
- oWorking in several CAMHS settings and multi-agency work.
- oSpecialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence based practice.
- oWorking knowledge of all relevant legislation associated with health and social care.
- oUnderstanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health.
- Understanding of the legislative and quality frameworks that govern provision of mental health and social care.
Personal attributes and other skills Essential
- oRecognition of own limitations, strengths and weaknesses and an ability to seek advice when necessary.
- oAble to gain easily the trust, confidence and respect of service users, their relatives and staff of a variety of levels and disciplines
- oInnovative, creative and willing to try new approaches.
- oPossess attention to detail.
- oTeam building and managing conflict
- oEnabling staff to work safely and efficiently and develop their skills
- oKnowledge and understanding of issues relating to information sharing and confidentiality
- oUnderstanding of and ability to maintain a safe therapeutic environment for patients, staff and trainees
- oAbility to work in partnership with service users and carers. And agencies in the planning and delivery of care
- oAbility to provide care that is sensitive to the needs of minority ethnic groups and enable your team to meet these standards
- oAbility to maintain effective professional relationships with all team members and team leads
- oTo be able to reflect on team dynamics and help team to resolve issues
- oAble to work changeable hours at fairly short notice.
- oEvidence of undertaking audit work
- oAbility to support, manage and advise the team through difficult and challenging situations.
- oAbility to build and lead effectively, a large multi-skilled team.
- oAbility to manage conflict effectively
- oAbility to manage effectively a revenue budget
- oAppreciation of the complexities of the role and how to balance clinical and non-clinical responsibilities
Specialist knowledge Essential
- oCurrent good practice in assessment, short term time limited treatments and interventions.
- oUnderstanding of the principles of supervision and appraisal.
- oKnowledge of recent legislation affecting the NHS and local authority.
- oKnowledge of current research and an understanding of research methodologies and processes.
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