Ward Manager – Inpatient
Band 7 – CAMHS
Fixed term for 1 year with a view to becoming substantive should the fixed term period be successful
Making a difference to children and young people in a CAMHS inpatient setting.
We put young people at the centre of all we do in Somerset. That's why we've recently reconfigured Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to integrate our community outreach and inpatient services. You will help to shape this new service and create a safe and supportive environment where patients have a voice.
Responsible for delivering a high-quality mental health service for children, young people and their families, during your acting period you will have a particular focus on assessment, treatment and evaluation in the ward setting. You will offer psycho-educational advice and practical support, using a collaborative, recovery-focused approach. Risk assessment and management is an essential part of the role. Liaising closely with both colleagues and a variety of external agencies; you will also provide clinical leadership to the team. During and throughout this acting role you will have support and supervision from senior colleagues. You will have exposure to the full Ward Managers role, and, with support, have an opportunity to experience this role in a developmental capacity so this will be a great potential experience for anyone wishing to expand on their current knowledge at this level or to gain managerial familiarity.
Holding a recognised degree-level qualification in mental health nursing, social work or occupational therapy with full appropriate professional registration, you'll have substantial experience of working in a mental health setting. This should include a sound understanding of mental health disorders in children and young people, and knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions. Compassionate, caring and an excellent communicator, you'll have a full range of mental health assessment skills, including risk management. Organisational and clinical leadership abilities are also essential.
You'll be part of a talented multidisciplinary team, working together, sharing expertise and benefiting from excellent professional development opportunities. All focused on being the best you can be, to deliver CAMH services that really stand out.
In return you can enjoy an excellent quality of life in Somerset, a rural county that's rather well connected, with easy access to coast and moorland, as well as a thriving arts and entertainment scene.
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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