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CAMHS Clinical Team Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The role

Are you an experienced CAMHS clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join a service at a time of exciting change?

Can you work with children/ young people and their families /carers, presenting with complex needs, providing evidence-based intervention in the community?

Would you like to experience life in one of the UKs most beautiful areas, with exciting cities, charming countryside and magnificent coastlines?

We are looking for a Band 7 CAMHS Clinical Team Manager, based in Exeter, who can bring their skills, experience and enthusiasm to lead and manage others, meeting the needs of children and young people with complex social, emotional and mental health needs.

You will provide line management and supervision, overseeing operational aspects of the service. You will need experience in clinical practice, managing risk in the community, supervision and operational line management, including HR processes. To meet the needs of children and families, your work may include some evening/weekend working through your contribution to the out-of-hours rota.

Working with other agencies, as part of a MDT, your role will be key to supporting and meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

Using evidence based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with people, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about working with children/young people in a community CAMHS setting with the confidence to intervene to meet a range of mental health needs and a desire to work to continually improve what we do.

You will be an experienced and qualified CAMHS professional and can demonstrate compassionate leadership which is fundamental in being able to undertake this role. You will be able to work with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and develop relationships across agencies to meet the needs of children and families and have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.

Managing staff will be a key component of the role with the ability to support others, oversee caseloads, and ensure the service responds in a timely way to urgent and routine, planned and unplanned need. You will be responsible for ensuring the service provides therapeutic intervention that is strengths-focused, evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of the child/young person and their family/carer.

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

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the full role details see attached Job Description

To provide day to day operational management of the provision of care and treatmentwithin a clinical pathway. To line manage a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians workingwithin the pathway. To provide specialist clinical interventions and advice as required.

To provide leadership to the clinical team ensuring the efficient and effective delivery ofthe service. The post holder will manage effective operational delivery of the service incollaboration with senior clinicians, clinical leads and other managers.

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

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

To provide specialist clinical interventions, and advice to professionals internally andexternally.

Ensure that care and treatment is delivered in response to local need in partnership withcommunities and other local services.

To be an integral part of the locality leadership team, collaboratively driving the overallservice strategy, objectives, vision and ambitions and contributing to transformationalchange and continuous service improvement

Within this role the post holder will:

Provide effective collaborative leadership and day to day operational management ofthe clinical team

Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of evidence based clinical care includingtriage, assessment, clinical formulation and care planning, treatment, and discharge ofchildren and young people

Ensure the service is delivered in partnership with other clinical pathways within thelocality, health specialties and partner organisations across health, education, socialcare and the voluntary sector.

Ensure the service is delivered in partnership with children, young people and theirparents/ carers, ensuring their active participation is facilitated and feedback elicited,considered and acted-upon.

In partnership with the Operations Manager, ensure that clinical and non-clinical riskswithin the pathway are identified and managed effectively.

To maintain systems designed to monitor demand and maintain optimal clinicalcapacity within the team

To ensure data is captured and used to drive effective service delivery andimprovement

Work collaboratively with other leaders (professional, clinical and operational), tomaintain a culture within the service of excellence in clinical standards and safety.

Work with other Team Managers across the multi-agency system of childrens servicesin the locality to ensure the clinical pathway is delivered as part of an integrated systemof care, to improve health outcomes for children and young people.

Ensure clinical provision in the pathway is delivered to meet key performance targets

Ensure robust financial management of the teams activities

Provide supervision, operational management and support to clinicians with the abilityto demonstrate compassionate leadership, to understand and follow HR policies andprocedures, ensure staff wellbeing and development and adopt a collaborativeapproach to engage staff with a range of skills and communication needs.

Attend, participate and chair relevant meetings with the ability to present information ina range of formats, adapting communication to meet the needs of others.

To deputise for the Operations Manager as required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, or other equivalent profession.
  • Additional specialist training and qualification to post graduate diploma level or equivalent in supervision and/or leadership skills.
  • Registration with the relevant professional body (e.g. NMC, HCPC).
  • Evidence of relevant CPD.
  • Additional specialist training and qualification to post graduate diploma level or equivalent in an evidence-based therapeutic approach.
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of the provision of healthcare for children, young people and families within the NHS
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, NHS policy and other national policy relating to children and young people and its implications for area of specialty.
  • Sound knowledge of health presentations in children and young people and the practice of clinical interventions within area of specialty
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice including NICE guidelines and routine outcome monitoring relating to the designated pathway.
  • Knowledge of risk management and ability to monitor and assess risk and act accordingly to ensure safety within area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of supervision, management and leadership practice, including electronic staff record systems.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, regulation, policy, guidance and practice relating to safeguarding children.
Knowledge, skills and abilities Essential
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and across agencies.
  • Experience of initiating, organising and planning inter-agency meetings aimed at setting in place a treatment package tailored to the individual needs of a child/young person.
  • Ability to raise and have difficult conversations with others in a professional, respectful and collaborative manner.
  • Personal resilience and the ability to operate as an authentic leader within a challenging environment.
  • The ability to formulate complex clinical need and share this with others including service users and professionals.
  • The ability to analyse and respond to information relating to incidents, complaints, compliments, FOI requests and SAR requests, as well as HR issues, with professional compassion and a focus on improving service quality, experience and outcomes

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Devon Partnership NHS Trust

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