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CAMHS/SEMH Intake Team Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Part time: 15 Hours Per Week - 0.4 WTE
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Northern Health Centre
£53,168 - £62,001 Pro Rata Per Annum
02/04/2020 23:59

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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This is an exciting opportunity to jointly lead the recently established Islington CAMHS Intake team. The team sits within the borough's new multi-agency central point of access (CPA) for social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) support, with the Islington Children's Services Contact Team.

The Borough

Islington is a wonderfully diverse borough. Despite its relatively small size it is densely populated with a total resident child population of 40,000, which is about 20% of the total population. The borough is a diverse community with extremes of affluence and poverty. There is a broad cultural mix from a range of ethnic minority groups.

 Islington Community CAMHS

 An energetic, creative, hardworking multidisciplinary team of 90+ staff working with parents and their children from 0-18 years of age in community settings including Children’s Centres, Primary and Secondary Schools and Health Centres. We use a stepped care model of service delivery linked to the Thrive framework and are a part of the Children and Young People’s IAPT initiative as well as a CWP site, and a Wave 2 MHST site. Every school and Children’s Centre in Islington has a CAMHS clinician attending weekly or fortnightly. We have close links with the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families’ mental health in schools initiatives. We work closely with multi-agency partners in the borough.

This post

Islington launched its CPA for CAMHS/SEMH in October 2019. This post will jointly manage the CAMHS Intake team, which has a lead role in the ongoing development, operational management and safe and effective delivery of the CPA.

The post-holder will be partly based at the SEMH CPA hub within the Local Authority offices, providing duty cover as required. 

They will chair SEMH and CAMHS Intake team meetings and will provide a high level of clinical knowledge, expertise and guidance to SEMH partners and to junior CAMHS colleagues to aid decision making in response to SEMH referrals.

They will be available and responsive to SEMH partner agencies' questions about SEMH provision and thresholds, and will have a high level of skill in mental health risk assessment. 

The post holder will have excellent IT and communication skills and a proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with multi-agency partners, as well as with other referrers, children, young people, parents and carers, and CAMHS colleagues.

The post holder will offer extended assessment appointments for complex referrals, to aid decision making. 

They will provide line management to the CAMHS Intake team and supervision as required.

This post would suit someone with an genuine interest in and commitment to cross-agency collaboration in children and young people's service provision.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Picciotto, Head of Multi-Agency CAMHS - 020 3316 1824;

Carolyn Edwards, CAMHS Intake Team Manager - 020 3316 1824;

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3241