Team Leader - Eating Disorders Day Services

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year Per Annum Inc
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to work within the day services. This is a day programme for those experiencing an eating disorder and is based at the Maudsley Hospital.

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to discuss flexible working.

In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 9am to 5pm, giving you the very best of good work life balance.

The Eating Disorder Unit (EDU) is internationally renowned for providing best practice, evidence-based care for adults with the full range of eating disorder difficulties. Outpatient treatments include guided self-help, group and individual interventions. We are the developers of MANTRA, now recommended as part of NICE 2017 guidelines for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, and of FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders).

We offer opportunities for ongoing training and collaboration with colleagues across the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences at King's College London.

Main duties of the job

We are committed to supporting and developing our staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties.

You will require a good understanding of how eating disorders impact on individual's lives and be able to work to promote recovery as defined by the service user. You will bring core skills of a clinician and contribute to risk management and physical health monitoring.

There is a strong emphasis on group and individual work focused around social inclusion and recovery. The post holder will be expected to deliver interventions which are contextually relevant and may be carried out in a variety of settings relevant to the service user. The ability to work flexibly is required.

About us

Maudsley Hospital (headquarters)

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin Park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range restaurants.

Job description Job responsibilities

To have management responsibility for the delivery of care of Eating Disorders Outpatients and Day care department, in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

The post holder will be crucial in role modelling safe and effective practice with the service

The role involves leading the delivery of high quality evidence-based practice, ensuring that regular supervision and appraisals take place.

Management of administrative and operational resources in a cost- effective manner and evaluating the standard of service delivered are essential.

  • It will involve line management and co-ordination of the wider multidisciplinary team, maintaining excellent communication and working relationships with all team members, and other services within the Trust, to ensure effective interface and continuity of care between disciplines and services.

  • The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that staff within the Team achieve positive outcomes for adults with eating disorders and that these are evidenced by performance indicators such as activity data, targets and quality measures.

  • Working in partnership with agencies and other services to support integrated practice and service delivery.

  • Manage your own caseload which will be negotiated to reflect the demand of the management role.

  • There is an expectation that the post holder will place the needs of service users at the centre of care delivery.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Significant clinical experience within Eating Disorders services
  • Experience of implementing and monitoring standards of care.
  • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Evidence of providing interventions in group, individual and family work, multidisciplinary work.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice.
  • Experience of working with other client groups and of using a variety of models and approaches to care.
  • Experience of managing non-clinical staff and other professionals.
  • Knowledge of performance management procedures.
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to present ideas with clarity and in a persuasive and influential style
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to negotiate and reach compromises in verbal discussions in a manner which inspires confidence and respect from others
  • Advanced computer skills and use of spread sheets
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work
Abilities Essential
  • Ability to present ideas with clarity and in a persuasive and influential style.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyse complex issues/problems, gather relevant information and exercise sound judgement in reaching the most appropriate conclusions.
  • Proven ability to maintain a balance between strategic and operational management.
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively to support, manage and advise the team through difficult and challenging situations.
Skills Essential
  • Skills in developing and changing clinical practice.
  • Innovative, creative and a willingness to try something new.
  • Methodical approach to work with attention to detail.
  • Appreciation of the complexities of the Team leader role and how to balance clinical and non-clinical responsibilities.
Qualifications Essential
  • A core mental health qualification, for example in nursing, psychology, occupational therapy
  • All applicants will require professional registration with their respective statutory body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • A portfolio of post-registration clinical professional development

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