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Team Manager

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year Per annum Inc HCAS
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Team Manager

Sutton and Merton Mental Health Learning Disability Team

Are you a registered professional looking for a leadership opportunity?

Are you looking to develop managerial and leadership experience in a small, established service?

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual who is committed to providing a high-quality services. As a registered professional you will have experience of caring for people with mental health problems or who have a learning disability.

The Sutton and Merton Community Mental Health Learning Disability Team provides a service to adults with a learning disability who are experiencing mental health problems and have needs that can not be met by mainstream mental health services.

You will be part of a small and friendly multidisciplinary team working with colleagues who are experts in the field and are dedicated to improving health outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities. The multidisciplinary team includes Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychologists and a Recovery Support Worker. Care co-ordination is provided to a small number of service users. The team members work collaboratively with other borough-based services and colleagues. It is an exciting time to join us and contribute to service development

Applications from candidates currently working in a Band 6 role and looking to develop managerial skills are encouraged.

Main duties of the job

  • The clinical management of the Mental Health Learning Disability Team
  • Working in conjunction with staff of all disciplines to provide seamless, safe and comprehensive services
  • Line manage all staff (excluding doctors) providing guidance and supervision to staff
  • Maintaining clinical involvement with the team in conjunction with senior team members, providing guidance and supervision to staff working with people with complex mental health/learning disability & challenging behaviour.
  • Ensuring that appropriate professional advice and consultation is available and sought to ensure all patients receive appropriate multi-disciplinary treatment.

About us

Flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage.

About our locations:

Sutton, Cheam and Wallington (Jubilee Health Centre)

Our community hub in Sutton, Cheam and Wallington is based at the Jubilee Health Centre in Wallington, close to a vibrant high street with easy walking distance from Wallington station.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To ensure the team provides an effective and streamlined service
  • To work closely with the Local Authority in order to ensure that the operational policy works effectively and to develop any new protocols required.
  • To contribute to service development by embracing and managing change programme as identified through stakeholder consultation.
  • Review and monitor how resources are used to increase their effectiveness and the efficiency their delivery
  • To implement clinical and corporate governance at team level.
  • To maintain responsive and effective financial management within an agreed health care budget and ensuring Clinical Manager is informed on financial performance.
  • To ensure the team members (including the doctors) contribute to the clinical key performance indicators and activity data collection (including RIO) in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate and enable appropriate communication within the services, between other teams and departments across the Trust, Primary Healthcare services, including GPs, Patients, their Carers and other relevant agencies.
  • To ensure the Trust policies on staff supervision, health and sickness, safety and equal opportunities are adhered to, and ensure that all staff absence (including the doctors) is recorded through an agreed team procedure.
  • To co-ordinate the day to day operational process, to include caseload allocation, management and other duties as appropriate.
  • To provide supervision on clinical caseloads and ensure that all team members have appropriate clinical supervision and appraisals.
  • To ensure team members adhere to relevant professional codes of conduct, keep up to date and meet professional requirements, in conjunction with the professional leads.
  • To act as professional supervisor where appropriate.

Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • oEducated to degree level in a health or social care discipline
  • oEvidence of continuing professional and personal development
  • oProfessional management qualification at diploma level or above
  • oProject Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2 foundation level
  • oDemonstrable experience of working in a health or social care management role
  • oExperience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems
  • oExperience of working in a mental health setting
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of managing and supervising staff
  • oExperience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
  • oExperience of managing and monitoring budgets
  • oProject or change management experience
  • oSpecialist knowledge of effective models of mental health and social care provision
  • oKnowledge of Safeguarding issues and child protection requirements/legislation and how these apply to the role
  • oKnowledge of counseling skills, group skills, cognitive skills, and behavioural skills
  • oKnowledge of legislation related to nursing, social workers and other professions
  • oKnowledge of recent initiatives in nursing
  • oKnowledge of psychosocial interventions
  • oKnowledge of our business and how it supports patient care
  • oClear understanding of the Mental Health Act, and National Policy
  • oPolicy design, development and implementation skills which impacts across own professional discipline
  • oAudit and Research skills
  • oGroup facilitation skills

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