Deputy Operational Lead

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Operational Lead to join our Getting More Help (GMH) pathway, to ensure we are delivering outstanding services to the children and young people under Buckinghamshire CAMHS . In these hugely important team role, the role will focus on improving the experience of children & young people, along with their families and carers, by supporting the Operational Lead to improve performance and quality of care.

You will have the opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to our exciting service modernisation and redesign that is based on the Thrive model, ensuring children and young people get the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from individuals with the right skills.

You will also build and maintain strong working relationships with partner agencies supporting the development of integrated care pathways and locality working. With great communication and organisation skills, and a flexible 'can-do' approach, you will work as an integral member of the team and services across Buckinghamshire.

This a hybrid role with a mixture of working from home and in the office.

Main duties of the job

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To manage and co-ordinate the secretarial and administrative support to the community team.

To develop and facilitate the local performance framework ensuring timely and accurate data collection and submission.

To support the Operational Leads and Service Managers in the routine management of staff sickness, annual leave, training and performance management.

About us

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
  • 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.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To support the Getting More Help Operational lead in the delivery of specialist services whilst also holding a clinical caseload
  • To work alongside the Operational lead in the management and further development of the Buckinghamshire Getting More Help Pathway working to an agreed model, developing clinical structures, recruiting staff and implementing the service.
  • To deputize for the Operational lead when required.
  • Provide a safe, effective and therapeutic clinical team ensuring the delivery of high quality community mental health care packages.
  • In conjunction with other team leaders and managers to contribute to the development of community mental health service provision across the wider service.
  • In conjunction with the Operational lead the post holder is expected to contribute in the development and implementation of a robust performance management system for the team
  • To be responsible for the line management, case supervision and appraisal of team colleagues
  • To take a key role in ensuring effective joint working with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure responsive and appropriate service delivery to users and carers.
  • To represent the service both externally and internally in respect of all the above.
  • Please see attached JD/PS for full duties

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Post qualification experience in mental health setting
  • Worked with young people and their families
Skills Essential
  • Experience of leadership role/ demonstration of leadership skills
  • Leadership training
Clinical Knowledge Essential
  • demonstrates clinical expertise in working with mental health
  • demonstates clinical expertise in working with children young people

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