Clinical Team Lead

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £52,936 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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You will have extensive experience working in Adult Mental Health, preferably in the community. You will provide senior managerial and clinical leadership to enable the delivery of key performance indicators and support the Team Manager to drive improvement, meet service objectives and deliver our quality and financial targets whilst working closely with the team, Consultant and Stakeholders.

We are looking for an experienced, focused individual, who is highly motivated with excellent communication and managerial skills. The CMHT is a busy service and you will therefore need to demonstrate resilience and the ability to adapt to the ever-changing demands placed upon you. In return we offer regular clinical supervision, and excellent professional developmental opportunities within a supportive environment.


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Main duties of the job

To provide the clinical lead for staff within the North Kensington Community Mental Health Hub. To support the team manager in providing a unified and integrated management structure for all staff in the Community Mental health Hub, regardless of employing authority. To ensure that the team work to an agreed operational policy offering a high standard and integrated assessment and treatment service presenting with mental health problems.

To assist the team manager in developing a model of working with service users with complex, long term needs, ensuring that services are provided to the highest possible standard and that there is a constant team focus on preparing service users, using the Zoning model, for eventual dischargeTo support the team manager to ensure team work in close liaison with GP surgeries aligned to the hub to provide a seamless service for patients of those surgeries and the local population

To deputise for the team manager when required and to ensure that all referrals to the team are dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner. The potholder will be expected to have well developed clinical skills of their own in order enable them to appropriately guide and supervise staff at all levels and, hold a caseload

About us

As an employer, CNWL and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wish for our staff to be able to deliver excellent care and service to our clients and their carers. CNWL offer various training opportunities which ensure that staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge which is required to ensure these standards are met. Regular internal training opportunities are also provided to ensure that we learn and evolve our practice as an MDT so we can support each other and our service-users. Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date. As a consequence, you are urged to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that should you be shortlisted to be interviewed for this post you will be informed via email, using your login account email address.

Interview date: TBC

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be the clinical team leader for the relevant sub-team of the Mental Health Hub, responsible for the clinical practice of the team and ensuring that priorities are met. To assist and deputise for colleagues in the Mental Health Hub other sub-team as necessary To line manage CPNs, OTs, unqualified staff and to line manage the work of the psychologists. To carry and care co-ordinate a caseload To ensure systems for the delivery of CPA and Personalisation are in place and that they are made available to service users in the team To work with in the relevant legislative frameworks |(e.g. Mental Health Act (1983) Mental Capacity Act (2005), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Care Act 2014 etc) To promote a culture of service user choice and control within team members daily practice to be monitored and developed through supervision and appraisal To ensure that the sub- team works within the relevant frameworks and policies for safeguarding vulnerable adults To ensure that services within the multidisciplinary team are well co-ordinated in order they are responsive and attuned to the needs of its service users To ensure that systems are in place for monitoring assessments, allocation, caseloads and clinical review processes To ensure that clinical supervision is given to all health qualified staff in the team and to ensure that staff work to high standards of professional practice. To demonstrate a high level of clinical competence both in relation to supervision of staff and direct face to face contact with service users To be a member of the Hub management team. To advise the Mental Health Hub manager regarding the delivery of community mental health services and be involved in identifying the resources needed in the team. To ensure that the service works in co-ordination with other Community and Acute In-Patient services. To ensure effective liaison with other relevant agencies To maintain and develop administrative procedures regarding the recording of case records. To ensure that service users are involved in the development of the team and local services To facilitate the development of effective supporting structures for carers in line with CNWL and

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant Mental Health Professional Qualification
  • Post Qualification Training
  • Evidence of recent Personal Development
Experience Essential
  • Substantial years Post Qualification Experience
  • working in the Community as a Mental Health Professional
  • Management of Staff
  • Experience of managing a Team
  • Experience of working under the CPA system
  • Active participation in Service Planning and Developments
  • Supervisory Experience

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