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Deputy Team Manager

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Full Time
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Would you like to work for an award-winning CAMHS team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen is the CAMHs Outreach service for Children & Adolescents (OSCA) team for Deputy Team Manager. You will have the opportunity to work with children and their families who require intensive community support and find it difficult to engage with generic CAMHs services.

You will need to be flexible, adaptable and creative in their approach to working with children and families, as well as multi-agency working, to deliver excellent, holistic care.

The OSCA service is based at Raglan House in Cowley, however provides support county wide within Oxfordshire, meaning there is an expectation to be able to travel to children and families' homes and other clinic bases.

There will be opportunities to be part of assessments and delivering evidence-based interventions for children with complex mental health needs. Regular individual (clinical and management) and peer/team supervision is offered to support continual professional development.If you recognize yourself in these requirements, then please apply today. We are happy to answer any questions about the role and welcome informal visits.

Main duties of the job

The role of the deputy team manager in the CAMHS Outreach & DBT team aims to support the CAMHS Outreach & DBT operational lead in the delivery of specialist services whilst also holding a clinical caseload.

You will work alongside the operational lead in the management and further development of the CAMHS Outreach & DBT service: Developing clinical structures, recruiting staff and day to day implementation of the service. You will deputise for the operational lead when required, ensuring the delivery of high-quality community mental health care packages to the young people and families under our care. In addition to the above and with support from the operational lead the post holder is expected to contribute in the development and implementation of a robust performance management system for the team and will be responsible for the line management, case supervision and appraisal of team colleagues and students.

About us

There will be opportunities to learn from an experienced, well established, multi-disciplinary team, meaning this is an excellent role for someone wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of working in children's mental health.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To carry a clinical case load of young people and families with moderate and severe mental health issues
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise in working with this client group using recognised evidence based frameworks.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage proactively with clients and their families/ carers/ significant others to build positive working alliances.
  • Able to make a systematic and comprehensive assessment / re-assessment of client need employing appropriate assessment tools, and within the CPA framework, to develop the plan of community care taking account of all aspects of the clients life
  • Demonstrates the skills and knowledge essential for developing risk management plans, and timely review of the risk management plan identifying opportunities for positive risk taking in conjunction with the patients, community team and clients carers/ parents/ significant others.
  • Maintains an effective learning environment for the team and all students seconded to the team
  • Facilitate systems to ensure the team provides excellent care to a spectrum of patients with a range of complex mental health needs.
  • Able to offer constructive feedback to colleagues/team members.
  • Acts as a role model in the clinical arena for all staff.
  • Actively engages in reflection on own practice as an ongoing process and through regular clinical supervision and can role model this to other team members
  • Shows effective skills in managing sickness, absence, leave and the disciplinary process.
  • Demonstrates the ability to undertake the recruitment process effectively.
  • Demonstrates the efficient use of staff resources with regard to effective skill mix to manage client care.
  • Demonstrates the skills required to liaise with other departments of Oxford health and the Oxfordshire Directorate as well as relevant statutory services and voluntary bodies to ensure effective working relationships and those opportunities for partnership working are exploited.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of specific evidence-based interventions for children and young people.
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice
  • To have ability to assess client need, both mental health, physical health, and social needs
Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification in Nursing, Social Work, or Occupational Therapy e.g. RMN, Dip SW, Applied Psychology Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma level.
  • Further training or qualifications In teaching/mentoring, Leadership training Post registration relevant clinical qualification e.g. nurse prescriber.
Skills Essential
  • Have the ability to manage, supervise and appraise clinical staff in CAMHS in areas of clinical supervision, case-management.
  • To be able to function as part of multi-disciplinary team and liaise with external agencies i.e. primary care, education, social and health care
personal qualities Essential
  • Commitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with young people with complex needs across agencies including the youth justice system
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with relevant parties.

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