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Clinical Team Leader

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Clinical Practice Lead to be part of the Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Service.

The role is dynamic and challenging, with no two days being the same. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced clinician to join the team. You will be expected to travel across Devon to support the teams based within each custody area (Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter and Barnstaple).

Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) is the lead provider for Liaison & Diversion Services across the Devon & Cornwall Peninsula and is part of a Community Forensic Pathway, within Secure Services. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system.

The service can then support people through the early stages of criminal system pathway, refer them for appropriate health or social care or enable them to be diverted away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting, if required.

L&D services aim to improve overall health outcomes for people and to support people in the reduction of re-offending. It also aims to identify vulnerabilities in people earlier on which reduces the likelihood that people will reach a crisis-point and helps to ensure the right support can be put in place from the start. This is an all age service including Children from 10 years of age.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working within the Criminal Justice System. Creating and maintaining strong professional relationships is a key aspect of this role.

As a Clinical Team Leader you will be responsible for overseeing all of the clinical roles of the practitioners within each custody area as well as the day to day work of the support time and recovery workers, Peer Supporters, and Apprentices. You will work alongside police, courts, probation, mental health services, substance misuse services, learning disability services and other services within the L&D pathway.

You will require excellent clinical and leadership skills, and be an excellent communicator and have confidence in the L&D model commissioned by NHS England, be able to deliver training and presentations to professional groups. You will be involved in governance and monitoring the effectiveness of the service. Working alongside people with lived experience is extremely important for the ongoing development of L&D services.

You will be required to provide support and supervision to staff across Devon, all of whom are working in challenging environments. The ability to travel large distances is needed for this role.

Please note: because of the nature of this post all persons have to receive police vetting clearance prior to formal offer of appointment. Police vetting clearance is required every three years. This is as well as DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information regarding this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post Registration Qualification and experience as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) or Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.
  • Degree level qualification
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Of leading, supporting and developing teams
  • Able to provide supervision and support to staff and students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 & 2005, Codes of Practice, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberties
  • Clinical supervision
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Current developments in mental health care and nursing practice
  • Motivated to promote highest standards in a changing service
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills.
  • Ability to manage change in a positive manner.
Experience Essential
  • At least four years post registration, at least two years at Band 6.
  • Experience of managing other staff.
  • Experience of working in a senior clinical role.
  • Clinical supervision and mentoring experience
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

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