Do you aspire to change people’s lives for the better? Would you like to work flexibly in a highly regarded team who strive to provide high quality care primarily to mothers, alongside their babies and partners ensuring women experience positive mental health during pregnancy and postnatally? We offer excellent training and development opportunities to enable you to work in this specialism, including perinatal conferences, simulation training, post graduate opportunities and regular internal training.
We are looking for a motivated and skilled mental health professional (Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker) to lead the South West Surrey perinatal mental health team covering Guildford, Waverley and Surrey Heath. If you have a passion for perinatal mental health care, enjoy leading through providing both high quality clinical care and managerial guidance, then look no further. The Perinatal Mental Health Service can offer you great job satisfaction, working within an established leadership team with highly motivated colleagues where the wellbeing of families are at the heart of everything we do.
Main duties of the job
As Team Manager you will work clinically and hold a caseload of women as well as having dedicated time for managerial duties supported by the Service Manager. You will provide specialist assessments and interventions to women during pregnancy, delivery and up to 24 months postnatal. You will jointly manage new referrals coming into the service and the triage function of the service.
The post holder will develop strong links with stakeholders such as the Parent Infant mental health service, Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, Midwifery, Adult Mental Health, Children’s services and GPs. The role will incorporate offering training and supervision within the team and externally.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding service and to help shape the future of perinatal mental health care in Surrey. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team with extensive training opportunities along with regular supervision and reflective practice.
The ability to work across Surrey is essential and a car is required.
Please do get in touch to discuss the role and find out more.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.
Job description Job responsibilities
This role will be responsible for providing high quality mental health care within the perinatal service, by ensuring relevant clinical supervision is provided to staff, standards of service provision are set, monitored and maintained and that the women who use the service are involved in the service in the way they wish to be.
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work.
- 3 years experience post qualification in mental health services which must include experience of providing clinical supervision.
- Clinical qualification i.e. RMN, OT, SW and professional registration
- Successful completion of Mentorship course or equivalent
- Driving license suitable for use in the United Kingdom
- Experience in perinatal mental health care
- Non-medical prescribing qualification
- Leadership experience
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