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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Deputy Team Manager - Social Worker

Job Type



Social work



£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

12 January 2024

Salisbury CAMHS

Closing Date

23 January 2024

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Job overview
Do you have experience within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, and are you looking for your first leadership role?

Or, do you have experience leading within an Adult Mental Health team, and are you looking to move to CAMHS?

If you're a good team player, organised and committed to excellent leadership, you could be our new Deputy Team Manager in Salisbury community CAMHS.

As Deputy Team Manager, you'd work closely with the Clinical Team Manager to deliver the CAMHS Getting Help and Getting More Help service, ensuring the successful and effective day-today operational management, so that we provide a responsive, high quality service to children, young people and their families.

In this role, you'd have specific lead areas of responsibility and deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children, young people and their families experiencing mental health difficulties, who would benefit from more intensive outreach community support.

This is an ideal job for Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Registered Mental Health Nurse to develop skills in leadership with combining clinical practice.

Working in CAMHS is challenging but incredibly rewarding; to face these challenges together we are keen to develop the way that we respond to the needs of our service users. We will ensure that you are supported by the full MDT and promote staff well-being.

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Main duties of the job
You will be responsible for the assessment, treatment and evaluation of care and provide psychoeducational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on psychosocial evidence-based interventions and using a collaborative, recovery focused approach. Risk assessment and management including the need for positive risk taking is an essential part of the role

You'll be able to develop your clinical leadership skills and support the Clinical Team Manager by overseeing duty and identifying patients that need to be seen sooner or to use their clinical expertise to help resolve a situation before the point of crisis.

You will work closely with all other clinicians in the Wiltshire area and the rest of Banes Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW), where children or young people are already open to several agencies and reflecting with the network is the most helpful way to start their CAMHS input. There are opportunities for both face to face and combination digital home working.

Our teams work together to provide support, treatment, advice and signposting to their patients, including the facilitation of short term interventions up to long term interventions and crisis care. You will be working alongside psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and children’s wellbeing practitioners.

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
- We are hugely committed to investing in our staff. Part of this commitment is our unique training strategy. - - By joining our team you will be able to access our comprehensive CAMHS training programmes, specifically adapted to you and your role.

We will work with you to identify any learning and development needs you have and to ensure you receive adequate time to attend training, as well facilitate your access to high quality management supervision to maintain your skills gained from this training. This will equip you to be the best you can be in your role, whilst also helping you to focus on your future and career development.

Our clinical roles benefit from a high level of supervision, including individual weekly reflective practice, 1:1 clinical supervision and regular opportunities for caseload discussions.

We are located at Salisbury District Hospital and have access to an onsite leisure centre with a swimming pool, as well as lunchtime and after work exercise classes at staff rates. There is also an onsite day nursery, shops and two restaurants serving discounted hot and cold food for our staff.

The hospital is easily accessible by public transport – with nearby trains and buses. With easy access to both the rural countryside and city life you get the best of both worlds in Salisbury.

We are a social team who enjoy wellbeing activities such as local quizzes and social events.

Key responsibilities in this role include:

Undertake a lead role for children and young people open to the team and work collaboratively with young people, their families, Care Coordinator and wider care team in the context of their environment.
Providing effective assessment, planning and review of care needs using the CPA process.
Supporting the allocating and screening referrals as well as supporting and overseeing rotas.
Providing time-limited intervention, often during periods of increased need related to crisis or deterioration in mental health to provide intensive community support as an alternative to inpatient
- Assessing risk in collaboration with children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties, parents/ carers and other workers/professionals, alongside use of own professional judgment and team processes.
- Communicating highly complex information to a range of people and professionals with a wide range of levels of understanding. Identifying barriers to understanding and using creative methods
to overcome them.
- Providing and receiving highly complex and sensitive information in relation to Safeguarding and Child Protection work and taking appropriate action.
- Skilled and constructive use of own supervision sessions, engagement in reflective practice, commitment to continuously develop self-awareness and work appropriately within professional
- Supporting the Team Manager through contributing to clinical leadership within the Team.
- To deputise and provide cover for the team manager when required
- Providing clinical advice and support for other members of the team.
- To act as a team representative and to develop and maintain links with other professionals and other agencies in relation to this area of specialist practice.
- Providing supervision to qualified and/or unqualified members of staff, through monthly supervision, as agreed with the Team Manager.
- Contributing to the promotion of staff well-being and morale in the Team through developing and maintaining supportive relationships.
- The post holder will be regarded as a senior member of the Team and will be a role model for high professional standards of behaviour and attitude within the Team and with people using the service, other professionals and agencies.
- The post holder will participate in internal and external audit and evaluation to support the provision of high quality care and services.

Person specification
Essential criteria
- Understanding and experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs
- Knowledge of mental health and community care legislation and policy
- Knowledge of Safeguarding policy and procedures
- Knowledge and experience of a range evidence-based interventions such as motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, psychological interventions/therapy (i.e. CBT/DBT)
- Knowledge of Recovery focused practice

Desirable criteria
- Experience of contributing to the leadership /management of a clinic, project, aspect of clinical work
- Experience of working with young people with an Eating Disorder
- Knowledge and experience of Child and Adult Protection work

Essential criteria
- Relevant professional mental health qualification. - Mental Health Nurse/Learning Disability Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker/Clinical Psychologist/Family Therapist/Psychotherapist
Current registration with relevant professional body (e.g. NMC, HCPC)

Essential criteria
- Extensive experience as a qualified mental health practitioner, working across different settings, which must include experience of working in a community mental health setting.
- Previous substantial experience of working in CAMHS or a Crisis setting.

Desirable criteria
- Experience with Looked after and Adopted children
- 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.
- Oxford is a world-renowned centre of excellence for research. Oxford Health works closely with the University of Oxford department of Psychiatry and the Department of Primary care, has a Biomedical Research Centre dedicated to improving mental health and the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at the Warneford site. The Trust also hosts the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) which carries out applied research that directly impacts patient health and wellbeing
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