We are seeking to recruit a Team Leader to join the Adult Community Mental Health Service in North Hertfordshire. If you are interested in working with an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver community treatment in mental health, then we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for a skilled and intuitive communicator with experience of providing leadership. You will work directly with the Service Manager who will provide support, development and direction and alongside other leadership colleagues.
You will be an experienced Mental Health Clinician (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) with excellent assessment and risk management skills who is able to embrace and drive change and innovation.
You will know the importance of providing high quality supervision and of working together with staff and the wider management team in providing supportive, effective and coordinated leadership to the team in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for service users and carers.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to move into their first management role or for an experienced manager who wishes to take a change in direction and who can take the service forward with enthusiasm and a passion for continuous quality improvement.
In summary we are keen to recruit a confident, committed and motivated person who is creative and enthusiastic about their work and who is a supportive leader who enjoys working in a busy environment.Main duties of the job
- To work in collaboration with the Community Mental Health ServicesManager, to ensure the highest standards of practice and service delivery. To work as part of the Mental Health Directorate to deliver the services required under the National Service Framework for Mental Health.
- To provide day to day management, leadership and supervision to a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Service Team.
- The Team Leader will manage Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and other staff, ensuring that the needs of Service Users are met through the effective deployment of these staff. S/he will also maintain a clinical role and/ or a caseload dependent on sector need.
- The Team Leader will contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
- The Team Leader may on occasion deputise for the Community Mental Health Services Manager in his or her absence, as agreed with the Service Line Leader.
- The Team Leader will ensure, in collaboration with other professional colleagues that professional practice meets standards as set by HPFT and/or professional statutes and bodies.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout.
Our Trust values are:
Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.
These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For a more detailed description, please see attached JD and PS. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- To plan, prioritise and manage the delivery of a health and social care assessment, care management and treatment service to service users within the designated community mental health service area, including overseeing referrals and ensuring that there is an even and appropriate distribution of work across the team, based on the experience of team members.
- To oversee referrals and the allocation of service users to workers, ensuring that caseloads are monitored and managed and care packages are maintained under the auspices of CPA.
- To ensure that there are adequate staff numbers organised appropriately around service user needs and to incorporate this into rota planning.
- Ensure the provision of appropriate support to individuals with severe mental illness and complex needs, following assessment.
- Ensure that all team members are able to develop and maintain long-term supportive relationships with service users.
- Ensure the co-ordination, liaison and integration of activities from other services or agencies in the provision of a CPA package.
- RMN / DipSW / CQSW / OT qualification
- Evidence of current Registration with NMC, GSCC or HPC
- Cert or Dip. in Management
- Post qualifying experience of working with people with mental health problems in the community
- Experience of providing Clinical and Management Supervision
- Clear understanding of the needs of people with mental health difficulties.
- Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, theory and policies relating to mental health such as the Community Care Legislation, Mental Health Act, the Personalisation Agenda, Social inclusion etc.
- The ability to lead a multi-professional team and provide ongoing Operational, Clinical and Professional Supervision.
- The ability to assess complex needs and work effectively with Service Users, their Carers and social networks.
- Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory and non-statutory partners.
- Excellent team working skills, with the ability to negotiate, compromise and resolve conflict.
- Have a clear understanding of the key strategic issues for mental health services.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of work as an Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor
- Experience of working in an integrated health and social care environment
- Involvement in the development of a new service or of change management
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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