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Deputy Team Lead

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to work creatively to meet the diverse needs of service users with Learning Disabilities and complex specialist health needs? Are you motivated by innovation and developing services that place the service user at the centre of their care? If so, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for an for an experienced Learning Disability Clinician from any registered professional group to join the Intensive Support Team and take on the role as the Team Deputy.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust provides community based accessible health services to people with a learning disability who may require additional support to that available from mainstream services. The post holder will support the Team Manager to lead the team in the rapid response, intensive assessment, treatment and intervention for individuals with highly complex needs who may be at risk of hospital admission and/or placement breakdown. This providing a realistic alternative to hospital admission by providing intensive support to service users within their own community settings at the time they most need it in order to avoid further deterioration. The deputy team lead is a lead role in improving the health and wellbeing of adults with learning disabilities through an intensive support model in a time limited framework.

The service is wholly committed to the use of Person Centred Planning approaches and affording adults with learning disabilities opportunities to maximize full citizenship.

Main duties of the job

Provide Deputy Team Lead support for Intensive Support Team (IST).

The IST it is commissioned for 7 days per week between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

Participate in the development of an evolving learning disability service.

Have specialist skills to assess service users' needs and analyse and formulate treatment plans within a multidisciplinary framework, making recommendations for theirs and others practice.

Ensure that the assessment and treatment of an individual occurs in a setting that is the least restrictive and risk implications are assessed.

Work in collaboration and promote partnership working with other statutory, non within statutory and voluntary organisations.

Provide professional advice to the integrated teams on learning disability

Develop complimentary roles as agreed with the Caseload Manager to meet objectives for improving the health for adults with learning disabilities as set out in the Department of Health Valuing People - A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century, Valuing People Now and ''Building the Right Support'' (NHSE 2015) These roles will incorporate health promotion, facilitation, treatment and service development.

In conjunction with the Team Lead, to take responsibility for setting, maintaining and evaluating standards of care.

Initiating and participating in team audit processes as requested by the Team Lead.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description Job responsibilities


To establish and sustain links with primary care settings and non statutory agencies facilitating access to universal services for adults with learning disabilities.

To have valid NMC/ HCPC registration and adhere to professional guidelines and standards and be committed to continuing professional development.

Keep abreast of developments in current best practice, trends, issues and research in learning disabilities and related topics in line with the divisional business plan.

Maintain up to date and accurate individual client records in line with Trust policy using the agreed IT systems to produce high quality reports as appropriate and to maintain the highest standard of care.

To ensure that all policies, procedures and guidelines are followed, reporting any deviations to senior staff.

To set professional standards of care and to monitor, measure and audit the effectiveness of care given.

Demonstrate the clear and effective use of outcome measures for all clients

To perform a variety of negotiated leadership duties delegated by the Team Lead.

To participate and lead multi-disciplinary case discussions.

To be able to contribute to the support and development of student nurses and junior members of the team.

To provide clinical advice and support where required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree level professional qualification in nursing, OT, Social Work or AHP. Evidence of post-graduate qualification, experience or working towards, in a LD or equivalent field
Experience Essential
  • Leadership Experience Experience of working in clinical practice Demonstrate the ability to assess the health needs of people with a learning disability

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