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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Team Manager - Social Worker

Job Type



Social Work



£50,952 - £57,349 per annum/pro-rata

Posted Date

23 October 2023


Closing Date

1 November 2023

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.

Working for our organisation

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive: “Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team”

Our values are: “Caring, safe and excellent”

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

Excellent opportunities for career progression
Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
Competitive pension scheme
Lease car scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Mental Health First Aiders
Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You 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 working

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

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 Manager’s 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 children’s 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.

Person specification
Knowledge Requirements
Essential criteria
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 criteria
Profession Health or Social Care Qualification
Current professional registration with appropriate professional body e.g. NMC, HCPC
Desirable criteria
Management / leadership training qualification
Teaching/mentoring qualification
Essential criteria
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.
Desirable criteria
Experience of developing practice (nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychological therapies)
All 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 are ambitious in our pursuit of excellence, driven by the belief that a fair, just and fully inclusive organisational culture enables our teams to deliver the best quality of care and services possible and we work hard to ensure that our diverse workforce reflects the communities that we serve.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community, are an Equal Opportunities employer with a number of internal networking groups to support our employees and where possible will always look to make reasonable adjustments in order that you can fulfil the role to recognise your full potential. All our employees are committed to demonstrating through their behaviour our core values – safe, caring and excellent.
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.

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