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Clinical Team Manager Swindon Community CAMHS (Nurse)

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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With a big national focus on improving services for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, there has never been a better time to join Oxford Health CAMHS and make a positive difference to children and young people's life chances.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as the Clinical Team Manager and ensure we are delivering outstanding services to the children and young people of the Swindon Community CAMHS catchment area. The service is based in Swindon and works with young people up to 18 years old who experience a range of difficulties associated with their mental health. You would be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team who offer assessment, treatment, and consultation either in the clinic base or out in the community.

Main duties of the job

You will hold overall management responsibility for all aspects of service delivery and operational matters for Swindon Community CAMHS. We are working towards a culture where services from across the whole system (including health, education and social care) come together and work together to deliver positive and seamless experiences of care to children, young people and families.

In this hugely important team role, you'll manage and supervise a diverse group of staff from a range of professional backgrounds, provide great leadership with enthusiasm for service transformation and determination to provide outstanding quality of care, ensuring that children and young people are kept at the heart of everything we do. You'll be responsible for coordinating and motivating the team, having robust oversight of waiting lists and working with key colleagues to ensure continuity of service.

About us

The successful applicant can expect a comprehensive induction programme, including a range of shadowing opportunities to fully support the post holder in the role and ongoing in-house training. The team fully supports and delivers regular managerial, peer, clinical, and safeguarding supervision to build upon confidence, competence, and commitment to developing self and the role.

We encourage our team managers to lead on leadership projects and provide opportunities to attend leadership training at Reading University and access to other external training as relevant to professional qualification and role. We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people. We support flexible workingpractices.

You can start getting to know about us by having a look at our recruitment video: BSW RECRUITMENT - YouTube

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

You will have the opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to our exciting service modernisation and redesign that is based on the i-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 leadership team in Swindon CAMHS and across Bath and North-East Somerset, Swindon, and Wiltshire, providing management cover for other team managers as required.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Bath and North-East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Out of Hours On-Call Managers Rota and be on call approximately 7 days every 12 weeks (this frequency could be subject to change). There is a robust system of support available from the consultant psychiatrist and senior manager on call.

Candidates will require a professional qualification and previous experience of working in childrens services and/or as a Mental Health practitioner is essential.

We are very proud of our service and welcome you to come and look around and meet some of the team. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact us.

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 Requirements Essential
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures and how these can be applied to a CAMHS setting
  • Understanding of the legal and social policy issues influencing the work environment
Qualification- Accademic/Skills/Professional Essential
  • Profession Health or Social Care Qualification
  • Current professional registration with appropriate professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC
  • Management / leadership training qualification
  • Teaching/mentoring qualification
Experience Essential
  • highly extensive experience in experience in a mental health setting, working with young people or adults with mental illness and / or learning disabilities
  • Experience of leading a development or change within a service setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have serious mental illness and their families and carers in the community
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences clinical practice
  • Managing, supervising, mentoring and appraising clinical staff.
  • Experience of developing practice (nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychological therapies)

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