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Clinical Team Manager - NDT

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services- Community
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
294-CAMHS-3816431-JB
Site
Springfield University Hospital
Town
Tooting
Salary
£47,154 - £52,936 Per Annum Inc of HCAs
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/01/2022 23:59

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Directorate of Southwest London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is a well-established provider of mental health services to the population of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond, as well as providing a range of specialist services to a wider, regional and national catchment area.

The CYP Neuro Developmental Team is one of three dedicated services formed from the 2014 service transformation model which features dedicated and local services in the directorate. We are an expanding, highly specialist team, combining expertise in CYP neurological disorders with specialist mental health provision for young people to a Tier 3 CAMHS level

Main duties of the job

We wish to recruit a Team Manager/Lead Clinical Specialist Nurse/OT/SALT to provide day to day leadership and management of the Neuro Developmental Team and to the on-going development of a service.

The post holder will also have a frontline clinical role within the team to maintain their senior clinical expertise and provide clinical and professional leadership to other health care professionals, healthcare assistants and support staff within the CYP Neuro Developmental Team.

In conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Clinical Psychologist, the post holder will lead in the development and daily running of the service.

Suitable applicants will have experience in child mental health settings and specifically with neurological disorders in children & adolescents. Experience in other specialist CAMHS services such as adolescent assertive outreach teams, emergency care, specialist OCD services and eating disorder day programmes, would be looked on favourably

Working for our organisation

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Significant post qualification experience

Significant experience of working with Neuro developmental disorders

Significant experience of working with children and adolescents with mental health difficulties

Clinical risk assessment and management of vulnerable client groups

First degree in mental health nursing, OT, SALT or other health profession

Professional registration with NMC or HCPC

Knowledge of current child mental health guidance and legislation

Ability to co-ordinate and deliver a day programme

Ability to plan and develop local policy and procedure

 

Person specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • First degree in mental health nursing, OT, SALT or other health profession
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development
  • Professional registration with NMC or HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Further post registration training in child and adolescent mental health
  • Supervision training
  • An appropriate professional qualification to supervise students in training. (e.g. ENB 998 or Practice Teacher Award)
  • A postgraduate qualification in a therapeutic modality relevant to child mental health.
  • Membership of a professional interest group relating to Neuro developmental disorders

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Significant experience of working with Neuro developmental disorders
  • Significant experience of working with children and adolescents with mental health difficulties
  • Clinical risk assessment and management of vulnerable client groups
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of developing services and influencing and managing a change process
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Establishing collaborative relationships across professional groups and organisations and managing those relationships with sensitivity and diplomacy
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Racial Awareness/Diversity Training
  • Conducting service evaluations
  • Working collaboratively with service users and/or carers to develop services
  • Work in a range of settings e.g. inpatient, community, residential

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current child mental health guidance and legislation
  • Ability to co-ordinate and deliver a day programme
  • Ability to plan and develop local policy and procedure
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Mental Health Act.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity to minority and ethnic groups
  • Knowledge of the legal and ethical issues relating to health care
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people from differing backgrounds and with varied expectations both verbally and in writing
Desirable criteria
  • Database skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Alex Roger
Job title
Deputy Head of Service Delivery
Email address
Alex.Roger@swlstg.nhs.uk
Additional information

Oliver Schauman,  Lead Clinical Psychologist on Oliver.Schauman@swlstg.nhs.uk