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Team Leader - Home Treatment Team West

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Charlton Down
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Team Leader - Home Treatment Team West - Full or Part time hours considered.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinician or existing team leader to join an established and effective Home Treatment Team based in beautiful West Dorset.

The Home Treatment Teams provide short-term intensive community care and treatment for service users in Dorset over 18, experiencing an acute and severe episode of mental illness.

Home Treatment Teams are an integral part of the Trust Access Mental Health Services Access Mental Health Dorset ( and are closely linked to both community and inpatients. The primary aims of supporting service user to remain at home (or other community setting) and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, and facilitating earlier discharge from hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for day to day operational management, ensuring safe staffing and staff development, and clinical management to ensure excellent patient care.

Although management experience would be great, we would welcome applications from anyone who feels ready to step into a leadership role. We are committed to supporting all our staff with ongoing professional development, and offer a range of training, supervision and support.

We are looking for someone with strong, positive values who can maintain a compassionate culture, putting the person at heart of all we do.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • RMN or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Current NMC (or other relevant professional body) registration
  • Further evidence of professional development and training
  • E.N.B 998 or Mentors Course/ learning and assessing course
  • Previous experience working as a Band 6
  • Advanced skills and expertise in assessment, clinical risk management and client centred interventions

Job Specific experience


  • Demonstrable post registration experience of working with people with acute mental illness
  • Experience of CPA and Risk Assessment and Management
  • Knowledge of Adult and Child safeguarding
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment programmes
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Working knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve
  • Time management skills


  • Previous Community Experience
  • Ability to facilitate/co-facilitate therapeutic and recreational groups and activities
  • Experience of audit and service development

Managerial / Supervisory Experience


  • Demonstrable experience of a full range of people management skills, e.g. sickness management, recruitment, appraisals, processing grievances, managing capability


  • Experience of motivating others

Finance & Resources


  • Previous experience of managing a budget

Information Technology


  • IT Literate

Business Travel


  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the Service - including nights, evenings and weekends

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Forston Clinic

Herrison Road

Charlton Down


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