Deputy Clinical Team Manager

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

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a Deputy Clinical Team Manager!

You will work alongside the operational lead in the management and development of the MHST. The role will involve developing clinical structures, supervision, line management, recruitment and daily implementation of the service.

You will deputise for the operational lead when required, ensuring the delivery of high-quality evidence based treatments 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.

Regarding clinical responsibilities, you will hold a small case load of young people who are completing a plan of care with the MHST. You will be delivering High intensity CBT within the MHST pathway, in accordance with the stepped care model.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve managing and supervising staff alongside offering mental health and CBT based interventions to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. You will be experienced in assessing risk, managing safeguarding and be able to demonstrate sound experience of working with children and young people therapeutically. You will promote evidence-based approaches, keep up to date with new developments in mental health practice and prioritise safeguarding. You will be approachable, congruent, fair and supportive in your approach with the ability to make strong working relationships.

The successful applicant will embrace and uphold the Oxford Health values of being Caring, Safe and Excellent. You will be enthusiastic about supporting individuals and school communities, and committed to equality, social inclusion, and person-centred approaches to treatments within the team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a great deal of experience in this area. Building relationships, problem-solving, and being person-focused are essential to the success of this role.

This role would be well suited to someone wishing to develop their knowledge, leadership skills, and understanding of working within an early intervention children's mental health service.

About us

You will have the opportunity to work in a diverse, interesting and evolving working environment. Band 7 Deputy managers are a vital part of the team. Not only are they valuable leaders within the team, they are also clinicians with relevant clinical skills.

We are seeking people who are flexible, adaptable to change and able to develop service delivery over time. The service welcomes those clinicians who may be currently working within other children's or adult mental health settings who have the necessary transferable clinical skills and experience.

The MHST service is county wide within Oxfordshire, meaning there is an expectation to be able to travel to schools, and other clinic bases and operate remotely. Regular individual (clinical and management) and peer/team supervision is offered to support continual professional development.

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

In this role, you will have the following main duties:
  • Hold, proactively engage and work a caseload of young people with mild to moderate mental health needs using High Intensity CBT.
  • To complete CBT assessments and treatments for a variety of mental health symptomology.
  • Work in partnership with schools to deliver consultation, assessment of children/young people and a range of mental health interventions within school settings. This will involve direct work with children/young people as well as offering specialist consultation, signposting and advice to professional networks, including teaching staff.
  • To provide case management supervision to both qualified and trainee EMHPs within the Mental Health Support Team.
  • Support with the development of a High Intensity CBT offer within the MHST.
  • Be responsible and ensure the effective support and advice around clinical care provided within schools, especially including consideration of safeguarding and clinical risk issues.
  • Work with the whole school approach lead within the MHST to support communication with teachers and school.
  • To support the whole school approach lead with liaison with school staff as part of the process of identifying children and young people with emerging mental health needs. This may also include supporting the EMHP's in delivering parenting support, group work and psychoeducation within a school setting.
  • To support a learning and reflective culture within the team via role modelling and proactive engagement with supervision spaces.
  • Working with the Trust processes and policies to effectively manage sickness, absence, leaves and disciplinary processes.
  • To participate in Service Development, audits, evaluation and QI projects.
  • Support the operational team manager in the development of pathways within the MHST.
  • Work collaboratively across other CAMHS teams in order to support young people through CAMHS pathways.
  • To work with the clinical lead and operations lead to review and refine SOPs.
  • Support staff in the development of their clinical and leadership skills.
  • To provide 1:1 management supervision for all staff within the service.
  • To support in the delivery and planning of team audits.
  • Support in the development of lead roles and special interest groups within the MHST.
  • To deputise for the operational team manager at meetings and more broadly as required.
  • Collaborate and work with the wider CAMHS team and voluntary agencies.

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.
  • 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 Qualifications Essential
  • A registered qualification in one of the following - nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychological therapy, with Provisional/Full Accreditation with the BABCP for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. OR A registered doctoral level qualification in clinical/counselling psychology with current HCPC registration
Knowledge Essential
  • 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
Experience Essential
  • Post qualification experience in a mental health setting, working with young people with mental illness.
  • Experience of mentoring and providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have serious mental illness and their families and carers in the community
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Essential
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with relevant parties.

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