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Team Leader

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to join the Adult Community Health Team in West Bournemouth. The post offers a unique opportunity for aspiring and developing Band 6 staff or Band 7 Leaders looking for a new challenge. It also offers the opportunity to play a significant role in the evolution of Mental Health Services with the current MHICC work being undertaken.

The post holder will benefit from high levels of support from their Integrated Service Manager, as well as support from an effective and experienced peer network, at both a local and county wide level. You will also work closely to lead the team alongside a highly experienced and supportive Consultant Psychiatrist.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an exceptional person to take on this role and enable the team to develop their skills, systems and the care they offer to the people and carers who the service support.

You will need to demonstrate your commitment to providing a visible, consistent, supportive management approach, acting as an enthusiastic, motivated, and positive role model, working with an experienced and established multi-disciplinary team.

You will need to be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of agencies, such as the Local Authority, Primary Care colleagues and third sector (VCSE) providers to provide a seamless service to the people and carers throughout their period of care.

As the role is both clinical and managerial you must be able to make sound clinical judgements whilst working under pressure and have the ability to manage change, demonstrating effective time management skills, as you will also have responsibility for a caseload.

You must also have a passion and experience of working with adults experiencing serious mental health issues.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Education, qualification and training Essential
  • Registered Practitioner (Nursing, Allied Health Profession, Social Work)
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent level of highly developed specialist knowledge and experience
  • Experience of Teaching and Assessing In Clinical Practice
  • Non-medical prescriber
Experience, Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Recent experience within a community CMHT role at band 6 or demonstrate transferable experience
  • Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in clinical assessment, treatment and care for people's mental health (
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation relevant to area of practice
  • Evidence of risk management skills and experience
  • Able to demonstrate innovative practice
  • Practical experience of facilitating and managing change
Managerial Supervisory Experience Essential
  • Evidence of proactive involvement in supervision and development of members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise effectively
Personal Attributes and Qualities Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of an organisation in both verbal and written form, for example with staff, patients, visitors or external organisations in the exchange of very highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, which will require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills
  • Evidence of skills in diplomacy, negotiation and influencing

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