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Clinical Team Lead

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Bracknell Community Mental Health Team for Adults has an opportunity for a clinician passionate about supporting adults with mental illness and those individuals working with them. We are looking for a new Clinical Team Lead to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team operating Monday - Friday during the hours 9:00am - 5:00pm.

The post holder will manage our Task Team, providing vital task focused short term interventions for patients within the team, and lead on the new One Team assessment function of the service. The latter will involve both undertaking assessments and supporting the MDT discussions and decision making. This means the post will present an opportunity to provide essential clinical leadership for the service, ensuring our resource is used appropriately to enhance the experience of the patients on our caseload. Your clinical expertise will also be put to use in managing a small but complex caseload of clients.

The Bracknell team is an integrated service with social care and we are committed to this model in supporting our patients holistically. For the post holder this will mean working alongside, being supported by and supporting social care colleagues in the valuable work we do.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be responsible for providing continued clinical advice, training and supervision to a group of staff operating within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The post holder will direct and support the team's allocation of new patients to staff involving a robust understanding and formulation of their risks, presenting concerns and the recommendation for ongoing care including, sometimes, transfer to the most appropriate care pathway.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the supervision of those staff tasked with providing care to patients presenting with significant complexity and risk and ensure that agreed policies are followed and local arrangements are in place to minimise risk.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the synergistic working with partner organisations including the relevant Local Authority.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker.
  • Experience in a leadership role and relevant experience in an adult mental health setting.
  • Car driver with full UK driving licence.

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If you're someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Sarah Beaumont, Community Services Manager, on 0118 904 6800 or email: who'll be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification

    Education/Qualifications/ Training


    • You must be appropriately professionally qualified (RNM, SW, OT) have significant experience at AFC Band 6 or 7 (or equivalent) of working within community mental health services.
    • Degree in health/social care or equivalent qualification/experience


    • Recognised management qualification would be of benefit although not essential

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of continuing professional development.

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of managing complex caseloads and applying a range of interventions
    • Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment
    • Experience of clinically supervising junior and unqualified staff and mentoring students, qualification attained in mentoring would be ideal but not essential

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Thorough understanding of care coordination, care management, personalisation, & safeguarding.
    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the health & social care systems and operating frameworks, clinical observations and the Mental Health Act
    • Knowledge of operating successfully within Care Programme Approach
    • Specialist knowledge acquired through training in a specialised discipline of healthcare, preferably Mental Health, although not essential

    Additional Requirements


    • Car user with a valid driving licence

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    CMHT Bracknell, Church Hill House

    51-52 Turing Drive


    RG12 7FR

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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