Community Team Leader

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical Team Leader -Community

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a team leader for one of our promoting recovery teams, based in Southwark.

In Southwark we are in the early stages of beginning to implement the community transformation of our teams. We are developing new teams which will provide an improved experience for service users. As part of your role you will have the opportunity to be involved in the shaping of how we deliver our community services. The transformation of services will enable closer relationships between secondary and primary care within the local neighbourhoods. We are looking for a highly experienced and enthusiastic senior clinician who has a real passion for mental health and who promotes the highest standards of care in their practice.

The post holder will lead a community based multidisciplinary mental health team. Responsibilities include providing on-going holistic assessments, treatment and support to service users with psychosis. Crucially enabling staff to provide a high quality service for service users and carers.

You will need to be able to provide effective managerial and clinical leadership in the team and will coordinate and lead on internal and external referrals.

In exchange, you will be supported through regular supervision and appraisal. We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for leading a Community Mental Health team based within the borough of Southwark. Each community team is multi-disciplinary and has a commitment to deliver excellent and responsive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people whom experience mental illness and present a level of co-existing complex needs including substance misuse, significant risk, engagement and social exclusion.

Working within the scope of professional practice the post holder will provide a key role in leading and managing a community mental health service. Using evidence based inclusive leadership skills to develop a service to provide excellent evidence based interventions. The role will be key in monitoring clinical governance and ensuring that the service provides safe and quality services to the population of Southwark. The role sits with the larger Community Pathway within the Southwark directorate and involves working in collaboration with multidisciplinary team (MDT) colleagues.


About us

About the location:

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

This post will be based at The Chaucer Resource Centre, which is in Rotherhithe , Southwark. The nearest underground station is Canada Water-Jubilee Line. Limited parking is available.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Ensure that all clinical practice is developed using up to date evidence base, ensuring that all staff have the appropriate skill base and supporting mechanisms to access training to work with the service user group.
  • Oversee a service user's care pathway, utilising available resources and Patient Journey framework and lead the team in its implementation.
  • Develop and maintain procedures that result in good communication between the multidisciplinary team and other agencies.
  • Deputising for the Clinical Service Lead as required
  • Ensuring that systems are in place which invite service users and their carers to comment on the quality of services they receive.
  • Implementation of the complaints procedure including investigation, response, and resolution.
  • Ensuring that their line manager is kept informed of all developments and changes within the team.
  • The creation and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to learning and which meets the educational standards required by Educational Institutions whose students are placed on the ward. The post-holder will be expected to facilitate actively the teams involvement in the training and education of staff from a variety of disciplines.
  • Participating in projects within the team and Trust as required by the senior management of the Directorate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional/Registered Occupational Therapist with substantial experience working in a community setting
  • A management qualification
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Clear understanding of clinical governance and the necessity for quality
  • Knowledge and application of current mental health and social care legislation and policy
  • Relevant experience or equivalent of working in Mental Health Services in a multi-disciplinary capacity
  • Understanding of financial management of a health care service and to monitor budgets
  • Knowledge of regional and national health and social care frameworks which are applicable to the role
  • Relevant experience or equivalent of working in psychosis services in the community.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate informally and develop supportive relationships with clients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to show leadership and support of junior staff members through supervision
  • Ability to understand staff talent and ensure development of staff with the team and Trust
  • Ability to work with difficult and complex service users
  • time management and self organisation skills

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