Strategic Clinical Lead – CAMHS -Waltham F, Bark&Dag, Redbridge & Have
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A dynamic opportunity has arisen for a CAMHS Strategic Clinical Lead post. This post will cover the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provided by NELFT across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, and Havering. The post is part of a range of posts recently developed within the Trust to build our investment in clinical leadership. The NELFT values lie at the heart of our work, alongside the wellbeing of staff, good working relationships and a focus on children and young people and their families and carers being at the heart of our care.
This role is required to develop, refine, and implement the overarching clinical strategic vision for the services, which includes developing a system of routine outcome measurement, promoting best clinical practice, and working towards clear, achievable, and measurable co-produced objectives for the service. You will be closely supported by the Psychological Professional Lead and working alongside peers in Essex and Kent to ensure parity of provision across CAMHS within NELFT.
Main duties of the job
You will need to be an innovator who is motivated to support the ongoing transformation of children’s mental health services. You will be responsible for the clinical leadership of CAMHS, working closely with the Directors, Associate Medical Director, Assistant Directors, and Clinical Leads across the boroughs and the Assistant Programme director for CAMHS Transformation. You also require a post-graduate psychological practitioner qualification (e.g. Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, Family Therapist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist).
You will require strategic understanding and excellent communication skills to develop effective relationships with key partners, including the local authority, GPs, voluntary sector organisations, commissioners, and other statutory agencies.
You will have extensive clinical and operational leadership experience to support the teams, acting as an effective team member whilst working on our own initiative. You will supervise pre-registration students/trainees and post-graduate qualified staff. You will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social care professionals and agencies.
Please see attached job description for further information and we would be delighted to speak with you if you have any other queries. Please contact Dr Rachel Hussey (Professional and Directorate Psychological Professions Lead – E & K and Children’s Services) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working for our organisation
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.
High Cost Area Supplement – London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967 per annum).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
This role is required to develop, refine, and implement the overarching clinical strategic vision for the services, which includes developing a system of routine outcome measurement, promoting best clinical practice and working towards clear, achievable, and measurable objectives for the service.
The role also requires strategic understanding and excellent communication skills to develop effective relationships with key partners, including the local authority, GP’s, voluntary sector organisations, commissioners, and other statutory agencies.
The post holders will have extensive clinical and operational leadership experience and will support their teams, acting as an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise pre-registration students/trainees and post-graduate qualified staff. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.
- Holds professional qualifications named in Person Spec
- Holds Degree or Masters in relevant subjects
- Has relevant CPD and additional qualifications.
- Extensive experience in Children's Mental Health
- Can demonstrate skills in Audit and research
- Has 8b or equivalent experience
- Handling sensitive and confidential information
- Experience of working autonomously
Knowledge & Skills
- NHS Priorities and Issues
- Good working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Power point, Access
- Maintain confidentiality/data protection
- Clear communication skills including excellent writing, data entry and presentation skills
- Able to construct and delivering clear information/instructions to others
- To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
- Commitment to continuing professional development
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rachel Hussey
- Job title
- Profess & Directorate Psychological Profess Lead
- Email address
- Additional information
Rachel Hussey Professional and Directorate Psychological Professions Lead – E & K and Children’s Services
Integrated Care Diector