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Structured Clinical Management (SCM) Practitioner

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Inclusive HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Structured Clinical Management Practitioner

About the team:

This is an opportunity to join an exciting new team in SWLSTG Trust, delivering Structured Clinical Management (SCM). This is an evidence-based approach for working in a community setting with people with Complex Emotional Needs/ a diagnosis of personality disorder.

Clinicians in any core discipline can apply for this role. You will need to have a distinct interest in working with this client group to get the most from this position. We will accept applications on a full-time and part-time (job share) basis.

We are keen to receive applications from those who are from a BAME background, or have protected characteristics, who are under-represented in this sector.

About the role:

You will hold dual team membership. You will be based in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)/ Recovery and Support Team (RST), and line-managed in this setting. However, your clinical duties will fall under the SCM Team (19 WTE clinicians), where you will receive your clinical supervision.

You will be part of a group of staff who are highly motivated to support clients with Complex Emotional Needs/ a diagnosis of personality disorder, and to do so compassionately and creatively.

You will receive training in SCM and other key clinical approaches/ techniques.

We have four WTE positions available, which are located in Kingston (one post), Morden (one), Richmond (one), Sutton (one),

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment of clients including comprehensive risk assessment.
  • Developing formulations for and with clients.
  • Using formulations to direct treatment under the SCM model, in both individual and group modalities.
  • Involvement in a team approach.

Our offer to you:

In addition to our wide range of benefits we also offer:

Agile and flexible working:

We are proud to offer agile and flexible working as part of our new ways of working, which can be discussed at interview. In this role the core hours will be Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, however we able to accommodate set working hour patterns within the time frame of 8am to 6pm, giving you the very best of work life balance.

We will accept applications on a full-time and part-time (job share) basis. Please specify this in your application- further details can be discussed at interview.

Career progression pathways and development opportunities

We are committed to getting the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available in which you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles at higher Agenda for Change bandings, if you are motivated to do so. We are currently working to develop specific career progression opportunities within the SCM Team, and in Trust services delivering related treatments for this client group, such as Mentalisation Based Treatment and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

About us


We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits include:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

For a full list of our benefits please visit:

About our locations

Richmond (Barnes Hospital, Barnes)

Richmond (The Maddison Centre, Teddington)

Kingston (Tolworth Hospital, Tolworth)

Sutton, Cheam and Wallington (Jubilee Health Centre, Wallington)

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Holistic assessment of clients needs and strengths, including risk assessment
  • Creating a comprehensive biopsychosocial formulation
  • Drawing on the formulation, creation of holistic treatment care plans that are agreed with the client
  • Involvement in a team approach (through effective communication and attendance at team meetings and other forums)
  • Risk management/ planning and crisis planning
  • Provision of high quality, multi-modal (individual and group) treatment consistent with NICE guidelines, within the Structured Clinical Management framework
  • Telephone coaching of service-users between sessions, as necessary (within working hours)
  • Liaison, consultation, and training, to partner agencies and services
  • Record-keeping on Trust electronic notes system, and other performance tasks
  • To participate in regular clinical and managerial supervision
  • To work within policy, professional and legal frameworks at all times, including risk assessment and safeguarding protocols, the Mental Health Act, and other Trust policies
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility whilst also working within the CMHT/ RST and SCM team

Additional specific duties/ functions:
  • Supplementary audits
  • Service-development projects
  • Research projects

For further details please see the full job description.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Current professional registration (Nurse/ Occupational Therapist /Social Worker) OR Clinical associate psychologist
  • Diploma in Psycho-social interventions, or similar post registration qualification relevant to the post
  • Training in SCM or other evidence-based intervention for this client group
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence-based practice
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and clinical national policy/ legislation, specifically for clients with a diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Experience of Interagency working
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
  • Experience in the delivery of psychological therapy, particularly for clients with a diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Awareness/knowledge of the issues surrounding social inclusion for mental health service users
  • Experience as a preceptor/ mentor
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
  • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
  • Resilient: able to cope with difficult interpersonal situations
  • Approachable
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Forms very effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Advocates for all individuals, particularly those with protected characteristics; promotes equality and diversity
  • IT skills
  • Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action without a predetermined framework
  • Group facilitation skills
Other Requirements Essential
  • Empathy for service-users
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organisation and demonstrates values of trust and NHS
  • Ability to fulfil all the requirements of the role (including physical)

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