Interview for New Childrens’s & Young People Complex Needs, Thursday 4th November – Filippa Ross (BPCV Steering Group Member)
I attended the interviews yesterday for the new Children and Young People Complex needs Clinical Coordinator role covering BANES and Wiltshire. The role is intended to ensure continuous care runs more smoothly for families and works to join up the input from different departments and providers (Council/NHS/social services/education/mental health) to make things easier for families and to give a voice to children and young people in the process.
I was on a panel with 4 other professionals from different disciplines and we saw 5 candidates. I was fully involved in the marking and decision process. It was a long day, but it was worth it to be able to ensure that the candidates were people who would be able to connect with families, empathise and also be able to push back on service providers and to get things done on their behalf.
The recruitment process was coordinated by Sally Beckley, who is also on the BANES Strategic meeting group and I have thanked her for involving us. She was very welcoming of PCV views and it might be worth an official thank you to her as well so that hopefully she will keep us in mind for consultation and involvement in other projects.