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Practice lead Women's role

Livewell Southwest
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
Livewell Southwest and the sexual violence and trauma pathfinder programme are loojking to recruit a practice lead for a fixed term contract for 12 months. The postholder will be employed by Livewell but would be working as part of the Trauma Resilience Hub (TRH) hosted by Devon and Cornwall SARC (through an honorary contract with Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).

The Sexual Violence and Trauma Pathfinder programme is funded by NHS England. The aim is to improve care for adult victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse with complex trauma related mental health needs so that they can recover, heal and rebuild their lives.

The Trauma Resilience Hub is a multi-disciplinary team (Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker and Trauma Stabilisation Worker) to support practitioners who have the trusted relationship to continue to hold people with complex trauma-related mental health needs by providing.

This will be an exciting opportunity to join a devleoping team working with women across Plymouth. Secondment opportunities are considered.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Main duties of the job

The Trauma Resilience Hub is a multi-disciplinary team (Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker and Trauma Stabilisation Worker) to support practitioners who have the trusted relationship to continue to hold people with complex trauma-related mental health needs by providing:

Case supervision for practitioners to problem solve support for clients who have complex trauma related mental health needs and well-being practices.

Where the client is falling through the gaps in services, particularly mental health services and practitioner needs support to unblock the pathways, the TRH can support with the completion of a formulation to determine what the person needs and advocacy and multi-agency working to get the system to work for the client.

Therapeutic offer for clients with complex mental health needs where this is not accessible anywhere within the system.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The key functions of the role will be:

Establishing a multi-agency triage function for referrals for people in Plymouth who have experienced sexual violence and abuse and require therapeutic support to reduce the need for survivors to tell their story multiple times and ensure the most appropriate support is in place at the first opportunity. This will involve bringing together organisations who work with victims of sexual violence and abuse in Plymouth, such as Trevi, SALT, Operation Emotion, Firstlight and acting as the link into Livewell.

Provide consultation (as part of the Trauma Resilience Hub) to practitioners who need support to think through how best to support their clients who have complex trauma related mental health needs related to sexual violence and abuse. These people will often have high risk behaviours and be difficult to engage with conventional services. This part of the role will include being co-located in Trevi Sunflower womens service for 1 day a week.

Model and complete formulations with the practitioner and client who needs support to develop a shared understanding of the persons situation and what they need.

Chair client focused multi-agency meetings that are person centred and trauma informed to develop a clear plan that meets the individuals needs.

Model and deliver trauma stabilisation interventions where needed.

Facilitate pathways in trauma processing work when appropriate either within the community voluntary sector or within secondary mental health.

Advocate and navigate mental health services within Livewell on behalf of the trusted practitioner/client.

See attached Job description

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Therapist (with a minimum of 3 years experience in Secondary Mental Health)
  • Post graduate diploma / degree level study related to health/social care or equivalent worked experience relevant to the role


  • Teaching/Assessing course such as mentorship module or equivalent

Knowledge and Skills


  • Extensive professional knowledge acquired through clinical practice in a Community Mental Health setting or Sexual Violence organisation.
  • Extensive knowledge and working practice of trauma informed practice and trauma sensitive interventions.
  • Knowledge of the link between and impact of sexual abuse, trauma and mental health difficulties Evidence based practice
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Good knowledge of current NHS and Social Care Policy
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Understanding of the Community Mental Health Framework
  • Understand the Principles of Governance, particularly in relation to their Service area


  • To be fully aware of and cascade current changes relating to Government Legislation (i.e. Transforming Community Services).

Specific skills


  • Leadership and Operational Management skills
  • Skills in Managing Teams including management of HR processes
  • Teaching, Coaching and supervision skills
  • Assessment, Risk Assessment & Care Planning of acutely Psychiatrically ill patients
  • Crisis management skills
  • Change management skills
  • Motivation skills
  • Complex clinical decision making skills
  • Facilitation and influencing skills
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have self-confidence to challenge traditional practice and the persistence to address difficult enduring issues
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Competent IT skills and knowledge of databases
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical situations within a defined caseload


  • Accomplished Chair Person for meetings
  • Able to use Organisational IT systems
  • Delivery of training sessions such as Turbo-teach



  • At least 3 years-experience in a senior clinical role in mental health or sexual violence organisation.
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Evidence of transferable clinical, risk management and managerial skills at a senior level


  • Senior management experience
  • Experience of managing a high level of risk
  • Performance management
  • Experience of implementing competencies and essential training for a team
  • To have experience at senior level of both acute and inpatient and community teams
  • To have worked within an acute inpatient setting
  • Previous deputy team manager experience
  • Budget management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


Harbour Centre (plymouth) Ltd

Mutley Plain



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