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Team Leader PATH West

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Radlett
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for your next development opportunity to move into a leadership role?

Are you a creative, reflective and flexible Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with people experiencing psychosis for the first time, committed to delivering personalised and meaningful care?

If so, read on to find out what the role entails and apply to join a dynamic and evidence-based service making a difference to peoples' lives.

This is an opportunity to work in collaboration with the EIP Service Manager and EIP service leadership colleagues to ensure the highest standards of practice and service delivery.

To provide day to day management, leadership and supervision to a multi-disciplinary early intervention in psychosis service.

The Team Leader will manage nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, Band 5 mental health practitioners and STaR Workers, ensuring that the needs of service users are met through effective deployment of these staff. She/he may also maintain a clinical role dependent on service need.

They will contribute at a local level to the development and implementation of EIP policies and procedures, ensuring in collaboration with other professional colleagues that professional practice meets standards as set by NHSE, HPFT and/or professional statues and bodies.

You must hold a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • plan, prioritise and manage the delivery of health and social care assessment, care management and treatment service to service users within the EIP service area
  • oversee referrals and ensuring that there is an even and appropriate distribution to work across the team, based on the experience of team members
  • ensure that there are adequate staff numbers organised appropriately around service user needs and to incorporate this into rota planning
  • ensure that risks relating to services users unmet needs and to the work environment are assessed and managed appropriately
  • ensure that all team members know and understand their role in risk assessment and management
  • provide operational supervision and, in conjunction with the Consultant Social Worker (social care) and Nurse Consultant
  • ensure the provision of clinical caseload supervision to all team members.

continuous quality improvement.

In return, we can offer you:
  • leadership and management training opportunities
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (subject to a minimum and a maximum payment pro rata)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Free Pilates lessons
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing services
  • Special leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme


About us

HPFT is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan, prioritise and manage the delivery of health and social care assessment, care management and treatment service to service users within the EIP service area, including overseeing referrals and ensuring that there is an even and appropriate distribution to work across the team, based on the experience of team members.

To oversee referrals and the allocation of service users to EIP Workforce, ensuring that caseloads are monitored and managed and care packages are maintained within defined structures

To ensure that there are adequate staff numbers organised appropriately around service user needs and to incorporate this into rota planning.

To ensure that risks relating to services users unmet needs and to the work environment are assessed and managed appropriately, ensuring that all team members know and understand their role in risk assessment and management.

To provide operational supervision and, in conjunction with the Consultant Social Worker (social care) and Nurse Consultant, ensure the provision of clinical caseload supervision to all team members. Where necessary to make arrangements for appropriate professional supervision to be available to all team members through relevant professional leadership.

To implement and monitor relevant operational policies and protocols, team systems and processes for the effective operation of the EIP Service

To ensure quality care standards and procedures which support the aims of Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust and the ethos of the Recovery Approach.

The above is just a glimpse of the duties involved for a more detailed Job and Person Specification please read attached documents before applying

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN/DipSW/CQSW/OT qualification.
  • Evidence of current registration with NMC, GSCC, or HPC.


Desirable

  • Cert of Dip. In management


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Essential

  • Clear understanding of the needs of people with mental health difficulties.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, theory and policies relating to mental health such as Community Care Legislation, Mental Health Act, the Personalisation agenda, Social Inclusion etc
  • The ability to lead a multi-professional team and provide on-going operational, clinical and professional supervision.
  • The ability to assess complex needs and work effectively with service users, their carers and social networks.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory and non-statutory partners.
  • The ability to prioritise work and deliver to agreed time scales and standards.
  • Excellent team working skills, with the ability to negotiate compromise and resolve conflict.
  • Able to write structured, detailed and clear reports and record client information in accordance with statutory requirements and trust's guidelines.
  • Have a clear understanding of the key strategic issues for mental health services.
  • Commitment to working within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information


Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience of working with people with mental health problems in the Community
  • Experience of providing clinical and management supervision.


Desirable

  • Experience of work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interest Assessor
  • Experience of working in an integrated health and social care environment.
  • Involvement in the development of a new service or of change management.


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

PATH West Team Base

3 Bowlers Green, Kingsley Green

Radlett

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