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CRHT Hastings Team Leader

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team - Hastings - Team Leader

We are looking for an experienced clinician to lead our Crisis Team in Hastings.

The Crisis Team is part of the Urgent Care pathway based at Woodlands Centre for Acute Care. The team work closely with the acute inpatient wards, the Haven, the Mental Health Liaison Team and the community assessment and treatment service to support people who are in mental health crisis. The Team provides intensive care and support to people in their own homes or at base as an alternative to hospital admission. The Crisis team is a multidisciplinary team that consists of nurses, doctors, psychologists, support workers and peer support workers. The team also facilitate supportive discharge from hospital and to support the transition back to community-based services.

Main duties of the job

A good team leader is someone who is enthusiastic, clinically experienced and motivated to promote the best possible outcomes for our patients. You will be an excellent communicator and will be able to show initiative in an environment which is often busy, dynamic but rewarding. Along with the generic responsibilities you would expect such as supervising the team, meeting quality targets and working within a specified budget, you will also be expected to build trusting relationships with local partners and be instrumental in the further development of our service as it continues to grow.

You will be fully supported and empowered to make a difference and to creatively develop new ways of working. We would love a team leader who wishes to develop their leadership and management skills and we will facilitate this with regular supervision, training and development opportunities and support from a professional, friendly leadership team who are committed to providing high quality care.

About us


To be a successful Team Leader in our service you will be:
  • A Registered Mental Health Nurse OR Qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Experienced and highly skilled in treating individuals with mental health problems
  • Able to work effectively with other professionals to manage complex and demanding situations

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • An interest in quality improvement and a recovery focused model of care
  • Experience in managing a team of clinicians

Job description

Job responsibilities

What you can expect in return

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

We can offer you:
  • Access to full psychological and wellbeing support, via our internal wellbeing team
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Varied Leadership Development Opportunities
  • The opportunity to participate in a range of QI work and service innovations
  • Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
  • A position within a trust rated as Outstanding for caring and Good overall by the CQC
  • Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)

If you are an experienced clinician with high personal resilience and a can-do attitude, looking for a highly committed and dynamic multi-disciplinary team to lead, then we would love to hear from you!

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the links in the right-hand column or contact:

Person Specification



  • Educated to minimum diploma level with a relevant qual or clinical experience



  • Significant experience of and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice
  • Experience of managing staff



  • Knowledge of the key drivers behind Care group Policy.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex and emotive information with staff, service users, carers and other stakeholders
  • An open and facilitative style of leadership and good performance management skills

Approach and values


  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the care group and Trust
  • Empathy towards the needs of people using mental health services

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