CAMHS Clinical Specialist

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to develop your leadership skills and support clinicians to offer an excellent service to children and young people?

Do you want to be part of a new service built on best practice guidelines to offer an excellent crisis and home treatment service to young people?

In our BSW (Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire) CAMHS service we are proud to be developing a needs led, responsive and accessible service based on the i-Thrive model.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist who would be interested in this role as the senior clinician for the Crisis and Home Treatment Service (CAHTS) in BaNES CAMHS.

We have had great feedback from staff about our model of having CAHTS staff embedded in the local CAMHS teams, such that they feel part of the team and work closely together. This role would involve taking a lead for CAHTS staff in this CAMHS base and working closely with the BSW wide CAHTS clinical leadership team to support our staff and to offer a brilliant service to children and young people. We would seek for this person to help develop our evidence based clinical pathways and offer consultation and supervision to CAHTS staff.

Main duties of the job

Overall Objectives of the post:
  • The post will include professional and practice development and ensuring high quality clientcentered care is delivered as part of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS crisis and home treatmentservice for Bath and Northeast Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire
  • To take a leading role in the development of evidence-based services and specialist programs for the care group
  • To provide an assessment and treatment process for referred patients in collaboration with professional colleagues and clinical services in order to enable continuity of care
  • To develop care pathways and sign post young people to appropriate mental health services
  • To provide consultation, advice and training to support partnership agencies.

About us

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CAMHS have a real ethos of compassionate leadership and kindness. We are happy to support an element of home based working but we also have returned to having some face-to-face meetings as we believe this is key to well functioning teams. We believe in open and honest dialogue and supporting each other to make the best decisions for our patients and staff.

We also work very closely with our commissioners from the Integrated Care Board who are very passionate about ensuring we are well supported to deliver an excellent service. We have access to a robust internal training programme as well as a dedicated CAMHS training lead who will support you whilst new in post.

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

The successful candidate will be offered training in Positive Behaviour Support, AMBIT, Motivational Interviewing and DBT informed Coping Skills. There will also be the opportunity for further training based around individual learning needs. We have good professional support in our service and regular professional regional meetings.

Although this role is funded for full time hours, we are motivated to find excellent staff and are open to negotiate part times hours if required to fit with an individuals circumstances.

There is scope for the successful candidate to build into this role if desired options of clinical sessions working in: our CAMHS eating disorder service; our neurodevelopmental assessment clinic; our family therapy clinic; our DBT service; our short term therapeutic interventions pathway; or our longer term MDT interventions pathway.

The post holder may be required to participate in a flexible working pattern within the multi-disciplinary team to provide cover for a core day 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday Sunday and Bank Holidays.

The post holder will also participate in covering the services 24 hour on call service

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
  • Experience for working with complex/high risk Children and Young people
  • Understanding and experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs
  • Holds up to date relevant professional registration (RMN. OT, Social Work)
  • Experience of contributing to the leadership /management of a clinic, project, aspect of clinical work
Skills Essential
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carer's and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills, ability to plan and prioritize own workload
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups
Experience Essential
  • Understanding and experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Experience of and commitment to working in a multi-agency setting working in partnership with a range of health, social care and education professionals
  • Experience of running / co-running groups.
  • Experience of teaching other professionals
Other contractual requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel between sites and to locality meetings

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