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Team Leader - Primary Care Mental Health

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
We are seeking a Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapy team leader to join our developing primary care Mental Health Team in 1 PCN in the East of Southampton. You will be based within GP surgeries and working with service users of adult working age including older persons with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will work within scope of practice so if have worked within specialities these skills will be transferable.

The team leader role is largely clinical you will contribute to the triage service offering early assessment, brief interventions and signposting for people with mental health needs in their local communities. You will require good communication skills and be able to build positive partnerships with key stakeholders in primary and secondary care. Our primary care setting is a rewarding place to work. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who is committed to maximising life opportunities for our patients and their families. The PCN is a large, inclusive team with a focus on multi disciplinary working. The work is varied and challenging, and there is a strong team approach ensuring good support for the successful applicant. You will need to have a flexible, multi-disciplinary approach, have a good understanding of risk assessment and crisis planning.There will be training available for the post and part of the role will work towards delivering group interventions using the Comprehend, Cope and Connect model (CCC).

Main duties of the job

The clinical approach will seek to meet the on the day demand offering triage, assessment, formulation and maximising brief psychological intervention.

To provide high quality clinical care appropriate to patient need in a high utilising patient population.

To undertake ongoing assessment, treatment and evaluation those using primary care to ensure care pathway is appropriate

To support the delivery of therapeutic interventions either individually or within a group setting.

To ensure patients are enabled to access the right care pathway appropriate to their need.

Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence-based care

To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person-centred healthcare to a designated group of service users, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate.

To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in assessing and planning care and responding to changes in service users' health

To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery.

To understand the range of risks potentially faced by the service user group.

To work in partnership with others to identify and assess the nature, location and seriousness of the particular risks.

To recognise potential crisis situations and act responsively and responsibly, to resolve the situation seeking assistance if required.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist Computer skills Significant post qualifying experience Mentorship course Clinical supervision training



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Computer skills
  • Significant post qualifying experience
  • Mentorship course Clinical supervision training


  • knowledge of risk assessments and outcome measures. Facilitating group or project work

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Bittern Park Medical Centre

Thorold Road



SO18 1HZ

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