Home Treatment Team Practice Lead

Livewell Southwest CIC
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled clinician with demonstrated leadership and management skills to join the home-treatment team in Plymouth. The role will encompass providing senior clinical leadership input, expertise, support and oversight to the team. The post holder will also work closely with the medical teams, community teams, statutory providers, emergency services and the acute sector. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about mental health services. That has enhanced and proven leadership skills. Your key role will be to ensure clinical quality standards are achieved consistently by providing visible clinical leadership to its mental health professionals and the wider teams. You must have excellent communication skills, and a good working knowledge and understanding of acute adult mental health and the needs of individuals in this group. If you have a passion for mental health and are interested in supporting Livewell southwest to continue to improve and transform services, we want to hear from you. We are seeking a dedicated postholder to join our team and who can display our values of being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. It will be expected that you will have experience in a senior role working within the field of mental health. You will have a sound clinical background which has been supplemented by continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the Role

The role is an all-rounded, hands-on senior clinical role the postholder will need to confidently evidence and utilise many key skills such as effective communication, be able to prioritise competing service demands, risk management, maintain high clinical standards, utilise evidence-based practice, provide inspirational leadership within the teams and the wider organisation is essential. Where required the post holder will work across a 7 day period, clinical time will be flexible according to the needs of the team. There will be a requirement to be part of the mental health on call rota. The job requires innovation, flexibility, and commitment and the post holder will be required to work resourcefully as part of the senior clinical team to ensure that patients and families have the best possible experience and outcome of using our services

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job Share(s) Considered

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

please see enclosed JD document.............................................................................

Person Specification



  • Registered Health/Social care Professional
  • Post graduate diploma / degree level study related to health/social care or equivalent worked experience relevant to the role


  • Teaching/Assessing course such as mentorship module or equivalent
  • Recognised Management qualification/course e.g. ILM course or leadership, management modules, core management study days, in house courses (HR, budgets, appraisals, staff performance, sickness) OR significant management experience that is relevant to the role
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Additional courses relevant to Crisis work and Home treatment speciality



  • Extensive professional knowledge acquired through clinical practice in Home Treatment or other acute care pathway care provision underpinned by training at degree level/diploma level specialist training or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the impact of crisis on mental health difficulties
  • Evidence based practice
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Good knowledge of current NHS and Social Care Policy
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Understand the Principles of Governance, particularly in relation to their Service area


  • To be fully aware of and cascade current changes relating to Government Legislation (i.e. Transforming Community Services).



  • At least 3 years-experience in a senior clinical role with experience of managing a team of staff
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Evidence of transferable clinical, risk management and managerial skills at a senior level
  • Extensive Clinical experience in Mental Health care, crisis management and positive risk taking


  • Senior management experience
  • Experience of managing a high level of risk
  • Performance management
  • To have experience at senior level of both acute and inpatient and community teams
  • To have worked within an acute inpatient setting
  • Previous deputy team manager experience
  • Budget management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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