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Clinical Lead (Neurodiversity)

Job Reference: 449-CS1069

Solent NHS Trust
0-19 Early Help and Prevention Service
£47,126 - £53,219 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Make a difference with us.


Are you an experienced CAMHS Clinician with a passion for early help and intervention? Do you believe in bringing strong evidence based interventions in at the earliest stage of service delivery?  Do you want to make a difference for children and young people with neurodiverse needs?

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping children and young people at the heart of what you do then a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Our early help service supports children and families when challenges first emerge to avoid the need for more complex interventions later on. We build on families strengths to resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems emerging. We have three teams in Southampton who work out of community hubs to bring early intervention in mental health to local communities in the most accessible and responsive way. The three teams consist of a range of professionals including social workers, health visitors, school nurses and family support workers.

We are looking for Clinical Leads to join our team as we expand and develop our mental health pathways. We are looking for colleagues who have experience in working, and leading, within child and adolescent mental health services and with an absolute passion for early intervention and prevention within a multi-agency environment.

Our prime focus in this role is in increasing the skill set of our Early Help Teams to best meet the needs of children and young people with neurodiverse needs and their families.  You will have a solid understanding of the varied needs of children and young people with neurodiversity.  You will be passionate about creating services which are inclusive and responsive to need.  You will have experience in delivering evidence based interventions tailored for children and young people with neurodiverse needs and be experienced in supporting parents and carers in meeting their child’s needs.

You will be linked to the wider Solent NHS CAMH Structure for ongoing professional development and support. The CAMHS team is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision. You will be working alongside an established clinical leadership team at an important time in our development. It really is an exciting time to be joining us as we push forward with implementing new ways of working in order to best meet the needs of the population we work with.

If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding the post please contact Dan Buckle at


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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