Team Leader

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford & Aylesbury
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a creative and motivated healthcare professional, who enjoys working in a challenging environment with a good team around you?

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Team Leader within Complex Needs Service (CNS) and Training and Vocational Initiatives in Personality Disorders (TVI-PD). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to lead the tier 3 personality disorder service in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. As a service we provide psychotherapy using the Therapeutic Community model of care across all therapeutic interventions. In addition you will also lead a small training team made up of clinicians and ex-service users delivering training nationally. The successful applicant will hold responsibility for the day to day running of both services and will have the opportunity to also work clinically with in the service.

Main duties of the job

You will hold operational management responsibilities for the two services, including: signing off expenses, authorising rotas, line management supervision in the team, and monitoring performance.

You will work with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that high quality and effective care is delivered across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, for those diagnosable with personality disorder. You will also work with the wider systems to provide support and consultation for some of the more complex service users in the Trust. You will deliver psychotherapy within one of the groups that the service runs. Main duties for TVI-PD, in addition to the above you will also co-produce and co-deliver training, and act as a contact point for the ex-service users in TVI-PD.

About us

The Complex Needs Service is a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team, who are passionate about delivering the best care they can for those diagnosable with personality disorders. The team is made up of mental health and psychotherapy professionals who have an interest in the Therapeutic Community model and its adaptation to offer an integrative model of therapy.

Training and Vocational Initiatives in PD is a small team who are dedicated to supporting other services and professionals to develop skills and awareness of personality disorder. This is done co-productively with ex-service users.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, that works hard to provide excellent care to those who are diagnosable with a personality disorder. All members of the team are viewed as being important in the delivery of care regardless of their role or position. We can provide in house training to the right candidate, and opportunities to develop your skills if you are motivated. We expect all staff to be conscientious and to work as part of the whole team.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

The service runs Monday to Friday 9-5 covering Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. You will need to be a car driver with access to a vehicle for work (If necessary adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010). This role is a full-time role and we are not able to offer it as a job share.

Please Note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, psychotherapy or Clinical Psychology Professional Qualification
  • Diploma/degree in relevant profession
Knowledge Essential
  • High level standard of working, knowledge/skills and psychotherapeutic work as a senior clinician
  • High level of knowledge/skills of work with those diagnosable with personality disorder
  • Clinical and legislative knowledge in mental health
Further Training or Job Related Aptitude and Skills Essential
  • Specialist training and experience in personality disorder
  • Supervisory skills with staff
  • Practice placement educators' course or equivalent
  • Practice placement educators' course or equivalent
  • Practice placement educators' course or equivalent
  • Staff appraisal and development work including PDR process
  • Excellent communication skills across all areas
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with personality disorder
  • xperience of working in psychotherapeutic groups
  • Experience of Caseload management/highly complex and difficult clinical situations and cases
  • Experience of Caseload management/highly complex and difficult clinical situations and cases
  • Experience of developing and leading service development and ability to demonstrate positive outcomes for patients and carer
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to work comfortably alongside service users on service development projects
  • Adaptability
  • Assertiveness
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Reflective in approach

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