CAMHS Clinical Team Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,637 a year
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Are you passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable young people with mental health needs?
  • Are you dynamic, innovative and have a desire to be part of creative, supportive, and high quality mental health service?

There has been vital expansion and transformation of our urgent care services for children and young people who experience mental health crisis across Devon; we are looking for Clinical Team Managers to provide line management and supervision, overseeing operational aspects of the CAMHS crisis service, as well using your clinical knowledge and expertise as a member of the senior leadership team.


NorthDevon Crisis Team - 26.25 hours

Exeter, East Devon Crisis Team: 37.5 hours

You will be an experienced and qualified CAMHS professional who can demonstrate compassionate leadership; a fundamental component of 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. You will have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Main duties of the job

Were 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 need experience in clinical practice, managing risk in the community, supervision and operational line management, ideally including managing HR processes. To meet the needs of children and families, your work will include some evening/weekend working. Working with other agencies, as part of an MDT, your role will be key to supporting and meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

Managing staff will be a key aspect of the role; you will have 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 and your team 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 families/carers.

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 Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification in the supporting documents.

To provide day to day operational management of the provision of care and treatment within a clinical pathway. To line manage a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians working within the pathway. To provide specialist clinical interventions and advice as required. To provide leadership to the clinical team ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of the service. The post holder will manage effective operational delivery of the service in collaboration with senior clinicians, clinical leads and other managers. To ensure provision of high quality, safe and responsive community integrated health care to children, young people, parents/carers and professionals 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 clinical interventions, and advice to professionals internally and externally. Ensure that care and treatment is delivered in response to local need in partnership with communities and other local services. To be an integral part of the locality leadership team, collaboratively driving the overall service strategy, objectives, vision and ambitions and contributing to transformational change and continuous service improvement

Within this role the post holder will:

  • Provide effective collaborative leadership and day to day operational management of the clinical team
  • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery of evidence based clinical care including triage, assessment, clinical formulation and care planning, treatment, and discharge of children and young people
  • Ensure the service is delivered in partnership with other clinical pathways within the locality, health specialties and partner organisations across health, education, social care and the voluntary sector.
  • Ensure the service is delivered in partnership with children, young people and their parents/ 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 risks within the pathway are identified and managed effectively.
  • To maintain systems designed to monitor demand and maintain optimal clinical capacity within the team

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification e.g. RMN, Social Work Degree, BSc/Diploma in OT, or equivalent.
  • Additional specialist training and qualification to post graduate diploma level or equivalent in supervision and/or leadership skills.
  • Professional registration/accreditation with a recognised body, e.g. NMC, HCPC, Social Work England, UKCP, BABCP
  • Evidence of relevant CPD.
  • Additional specialist training and qualification to post graduate diploma level or equivalent in an evidence-based therapeutic approach.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and across agencies.
  • Experience of delivering a clinical practice within the area of specialty for children with complex health conditions - undertaking specialist assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people with complex health problems; including risk assessment
  • Experience of supervising others and developing positive supervisory relationships with healthcare professionals.
  • Experience in managing HR and recruitment processes including staff appraisals, performance and sickness management.
  • Experience of delivering healthcare within an equalities and human rights framework
  • 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.
  • Experience in involving service users as active partners in the delivery and or design of services
  • Experience of engagement in service development and quality improvement
  • Experience of using data to improve services
  • Experience of safeguarding children and ensuring the safety of young people in partnership with other agencies as appropriate.
Knowledge, skills and abilities Essential
  • Specialist skill in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, highly complex, technical and/or clinically sensitive information to children/young people and families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the service, adapting your approach according to the individual needs of the audience.
  • Ability to integrate complex clinical information into a coherent formulation.
  • The ability to work as an autonomous professional, to take on responsibility, make decisions under pressure and seek support as appropriate.
  • Ability to review, analyse and report on information and key data relating to the teams performance, capacity or activity.
  • The ability to plan and complete operational leadership tasks as directed and within reasonable timescales.
  • Ability to develop and implement systems to manage capacity and demand - patient flow, staff workloads.

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