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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/01/2021.

Team Manager

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-588-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Little Woodhouse Hall
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum pro rata

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This role is based in the CAMHS Outreach Service (COS), an intensive outreach service for young often where inpatient admission is a consideration and/or to facilitate early discharge from hospital. Interventions offered are formulation-driven, time-limited and needs-led, and might include (but are not limited to): risk management, therapeutic intervention, offering support and psychoeducation to parents and/or siblings, supporting eating and extensive liaison with colleagues in the community CAMHS teams, social care, inpatient services and so on.

The team works with young people and their families who need much more than weekly input from general CAMHS community teams. In addition to acute mental health care, we offer a range of specialised interventions including (but not limited to) multi-disciplinary formulation, dietetic input, DBT- and CBT-informed work, and systemic interventions.

COS is a small team whose members work very closely together. The COS team consists of

  • Clinical Team Manager

  • Senior Clinical Practitioner

  • 4 Clinical Practitioners

  • Mental Health Support Worker

  • Specialist Trainee Doctor

  • Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Specialist Dietitian

As the Team Manager, you will support team members to deliver intensive, flexible and responsive care, in close partnership with other members of the team, to young people and their families. You will be responsible for line management and managerial supervision of the whole team. You will work in partnership with the Senior Clinical Practitioner and Consultant Psychiatrist to provide clinical governance and leadership to the team.

You will be expected to carry a small clinical case load, offer direct interventions as appropriate to your skill set, participate in the assessment of new referrals into the team, and act as the Duty worker on a rota basis, handling new referrals and issues that need immediate attention . You will also be expected to attend and provide leadership in multi-disciplinary team meetings including group supervision.

You will need to be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues throughout Leeds CAMHS. In particular, you will work closely with the CAMHS Crisis Team and with the Adolescent Inpatient Service, both currently based at Little Woodhouse Hall.


There will be occasions when you are required to work unsociable hours and whilst the team currently operate Mon-Fri this may extend to include weekend working.

COVID-19-Specific Information

COS is classed as a critical CAMHS service, which means we continue to operate regardless of the pandemic situation. As the Team Manager, you will co-ordinate resources to ensure the service can be delivered and find new ways of working e.g. carrying out telephone and video conferencing appointments with the families where appropriate rather than face-to-face contact. You will ensure the team adhere to strict environmental hygiene and social distancing guidelines to support safe practice in line with the most up-to-date guidance.


This job would suit a qualified and experienced Registered professional (for example social work, nursing, occupational therapy, etc) who is confident in working with young people experiencing mental health difficulties, and is able to offer effective supervision and leadership to other staff.

The successful candidate will be personable and have the ability to develop rapports with young people, their families and carers, and a wide variety of colleagues from across health and social care services. They will possess excellent verbal communication skills and be able to negotiate sensitive and complex subjects with both tact and clarity. We are looking for somebody who works well in a small team and who has a positive, assertive approach to managing conflict and difference. Given that the young people who access our service are in crisis, calmness and the ability to contain anxiety and maintain a measured approach to difficult situations will be extremely useful.

COS is a formulation-led service, which means that we get together frequently to make sense of why a young person might be presenting in the way that they do, and what might help them in future. We have group supervision every fortnight which supports our thinking. Working in this team therefore requires a high degree of reflectiveness, and an awareness of and willingness to consider the many different factors that might have impacted on the young people we are working with.

Frequently, young people accessing COS have experienced high levels of trauma and abuse. Their life stories can often be distressing to hear, and they need to be responded to with warmth, empathy and hopefulness. All COS team members therefore need to have considerable personal resilience and enough self-knowledge to care for themselves and to access support if they need it.

Interviews will be conducted virtually via an online video platform. Shortlisted candidates will be sent an email invitation containing a link to access the interview.

For informal enquiries about this exciting opportunity, please contact Toni Littlewood (Service Manager) on, or Ed Pepper (Consultant Psychiatrist) on

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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