Band 7 Clinical Team Manager - North Somerset CAMHS

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join the North Somerset CAMHS/LD locality team as a clinical team manager. This is a well established multi disciplinary CAMHS/LD team offering assessment and treatment to young people and their families in North Somerset.The post holder will contribute to the team clinically holding a small case load and offering evidence based treatment. The post holder will also work as a team manager alongside the clinical service lead. This post will allow the post holder to use and develop their clinical skills and also develop in a leadership role. If you are passionate about young peoples mental health and have a strong leadership role ensuring high quality clinical care and governance this would be an excellent opportunity for you. AWP offer excellent clinical supervision, training and support and see our staff as our best resource.

Main duties of the job

Working in partnership with the locality Clinical service lead, the post holder will ensure excellent clinical standards are maintained within the team, and ensure the best use of available resources by delivering positive outcomes for individual service users and their families. The post-holder will manage, direct and lead a recovery orientated, multi-disciplinary integrated team in a community Child and Adolescent mental health and specialist CYP Learning Disabilities setting.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

Under the direction of the Clinical Service Lead to be responsible for leading and managing a modern, efficient mental health community service for a defined population in accordance with commissioned services.

With the direction of the lead, Senior Practitioners and the medical consultant to manage the delivery of high quality effective evidence-based interventions which lead to positive outcomes for service users and carers.

To lead by example, motivating and empowering others and promoting positive attitudes, mutual understanding and collaboration between all services involved in the care process.

To line manage staff within the multi-disciplinary team ensuring effective processes where this is delegated.

To manage the performance of all designated care clinicians within the team in line with the requirements of care co-ordination so as to ensure that consistent clinical and quality standards are maintained.

To ensure close working relationships and protocols with other internal and external services, encouraging their involvement in the planning and provision of the care plan, through effective liaison roles between Trust services and the commissioners .

Dependent on the team location, to ensure relevant contributions are made by the team to the effective management of Trust estate and facilities.

To ensure appropriate compliance with Trust policies in relation to people management activities. These include recruitment and selection activity, effective sickness and attendance management and the application of standards in relation to conduct and performance at work as well as undertaking regular practice and management supervision.

To be responsible for ensuring ongoing completion of staff appraisals and that all team members have a development plan .

To provide and ensure an effective learning environment for student placements across all professions.

To maintain a skill mix within the team which provides effective agreed services which can respond to statutory requirements, in line with relevant professional guidance and norms established by the Trust.

To undertake investigations into complaints from service users and carers, untoward incidents and staffing matters, preparing reports as needed and working in partnership with others to meet required deadlines.

Demonstrate responsibility for developing own practice in line with professional qualifications and for the development of others, both practitioners, and those in training by making use of and providing, effective feedback, coaching and appraisal.

Financial Management

Under direction to work alongside the clinical service lead in managing the budget authorising and controlling spending to ensure the best use of resources within agreed policy and financial regulations.

Performance management

To manage the performance of the team as measured by key performance indicators defined nationally and locally.

To ensure the complete and accurate recording of all clinical and performance data on relevant paper and electronic systems

To ensure that case records and data are collected within approved policies and that data held on computer systems are accurate, so as to enable planning and monitoring of services.

Risk and Clinical Governance

To supervise and authorise decision making on issues requiring statutory intervention including all aspects of initial investigations and necessary follow-up action.

To be responsible for ensuring health and safety and other relevant risk assessments are undertaken, delegating responsibility as appropriate. This includes infection control.

To ensure appropriate systems are in place at team level to engage in integrated governance activity.

To engage with and contribute to relevant LDU and corporate management and governance forums.

To be responsible for ensuring compliance with defined quality standards such as CQC, identifying responsibility within the team for key roles including infection control and emergency planning.

To be responsible for maintaining up to date evidence of quality and safety outcomes and providing these as required for inspection.

To proactively work towards continuous service improvement by positively assisting in the planning and development of services. This could include participating in the design and introduction of a new service, communicating effectively with staff aboutproposed changes and gaining commitment for change.

Support quality improvement including the use of CYP IAPTUS and routine outcome measures


To maintain an awareness of complex cases and projects for which allocated staff are responsible and ensure the service lead is appropriately informed regarding cases of particular risk or concern. This role does include carrying a caseload.

To be responsible for the effective implementation of the Care planning process within the team, including the effective management of workload.

To be responsible for the implementation and review of processes that ensure safe and effective transfer/discharge/step up/step down of service users to and from the team.

To ensure that an effective caseload management system is used to manage access to care and treatment, that capacity is managed effectively, and every service user is allocated a care co-ordinator (including cover arrangements when a care co-ordinatoris absent and that this is effectively communicated to the Service user and theircarers.)

To carry out assessments for children and young people referred to the service and to hold a caseload of children and young people offering advice, support and treatment in line with the principles of CYP IAPT and NICE Guidelines.

To ensure that as a member of CAMHS you are fully aware of current developments, legislation and practice in the care of children and young people with mental health problems.

To attend regular management/professional supervision. Through supervision and appraisal, acknowledge own limitations and discuss/identify/access training as appropriate.

To be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies, acting as a role model to other staff. Manage time effectively. Continue to meet professional standards of practice and relevant professional legislation.

To undertake other Team Management duties as required by the Service Lead.

Person Specification essential and some desrible Essential
  • oRegistered as a mental health practitioner with professional qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • oExperience in CAMHS clinical work
  • oExperience in prioritising and managing the work of a team or others
  • oExperience of motivating and engaging others in challenging situations to maintain progress towards goals
  • oPrevious experience gained in a team management role

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