CAMHS Operations Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Child and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! Due to a recent whole service transformation we are developing an innovative, integrated model of childrens community services and looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality teams.

We are advertising for two Band 8a Operational Leads for our CAMHS teams.

North Devon team - based in Barnstaple

Exeter, East and Mid Devon team based in Exeter.

You will bring a compassionate approach to lead a hardworking, skilled and growing multi-disciplinary staff team. We are looking for operational leads who are passionate about delivering outstanding care to children and can work with others to lead and develop the childrens mental health pathway across Devon.

As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of 8a leaders who will be your peers, your phone a friend network and your inspiring colleagues. This provides a real sense of operational team work at a senior level that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network. Alongside this, the tripartite structure of leadership - clinical, medical and operational - will work alongside you, as you lead an essential pathway of care.

Please specify in your application which locality you are interested in leading. Interviews will be held on the 20th February 2023.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside the clinical and medical leads for the service, you will be supported to bring your operational skills, experience and enthusiasm to this role. You will supervise and manage others, ensuring the service responds in a timely way to meet the needs of children, young people and families.

We are looking for individuals who enjoy operational management, who like to collaborate and work with others, who have skills in leadership and can remain calm and compassionate under pressure. A keen eye for data and a focus on performance is on the wish list along with the ability to bring innovation to the table. We value people who can work well as part of a team but also have the confidence and ability to be autonomous and pace setting when needed. This is an exciting time as we are a service going through a process of re-design, development and growth, so you need to have experience in leading services through change and keeping our children and young people at the centre of what you do.

The successful candidates will be based in either Exeter or Barnstaple. Although you will want to be on site with your team for some of the time, we can support some remote working as part of your job plan.

If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you.

About us

Children and Family Health Devon is a system-wide service that delivers an integrated, coordinated support model which wraps around the child, young person and family. It has been specifically designed to respond to all elements of the commissioners strategy and specification along with the vision and strategic direction of the STP. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Children and Family Health Devon is part of an Alliance that is unique and brings together five leading providers of adult and childrens community, acute and mental health services in Devon:

Torbay and South Devon FT

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Royal Devon University Hospital Foundation Trust

Livewell South West

Successful applicants will be employed by Devon Partnership Trust

Job description Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.

To provide leadership to the locality based integrated CFHD service ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of the service. The post holder will manage effective operational delivery of services in collaboration with clinical leads.

To ensure provision of high quality, safe and responsive community integrated health services to children, young people, parents/carers and professionals across Devon and Torbay according to need.

To ensure the service is based on best practice and evidence; is outcomes focussed and audit and routine outcome monitoring is used to improve clinical effectiveness and outcomes for children and young people.

To provide specialist advice and county-wide system leadership ensuring that CFHD services are delivered in response to local need in partnership with communities and other local services

To be an integral part of the CFHD leadership team, proactively and collaboratively driving the overall service strategy, objectives, vision and ambitions and taking a lead role in transformational change and continuous service improvement.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional clinical knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by post graduate diploma specialist training, management qualification or equivalent and experience.
  • A professional qualification relevant to childrens healthcare (such as Social Work, Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Therapy Qualification, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy.)
  • Active registration with an appropriate professional body
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers, clinicians, managers and leaders including using goal-based care and routine outcome measures in practice.
  • Experience of Inter-agency working at a management level with successful track record of influencing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Experience of supervising and managing others, leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams and developing positive supervisory relationships with a range of Health professionals
  • Experience of safeguarding children and ensuring the safety of young people in partnership with other agencies as appropriate.
  • Experience of managing complaints, incidents, risks and financial payments.
  • Experience of collaborative leadership and staff engagement
Knowledge, skills and abilities Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of gaining meaningful feedback from children, young people and families voice and inform meaningful change
  • Ability to manage, and support others to manage, stressful situations with resilience and self-awareness.
  • Ability to drive across Devon.

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