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Community Mental Health Team Leader Neighbourhood 4

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum plus HCAs
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
About the team:

Lewisham's Community Serviceshas been through a radical transformation programme, an excitingopportunity has arisen to take on the role of Community Team Manager in the Community Mental Health Neighbourhood 4 Team.

The transformationwill improve access to our services and will build much closer relationships between secondary and primary care within the local neighbourhoods.

The Team Manager will be responsible to have overall management responsibility for the delivery of care within the Lewisham Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and lead a team of professional and support staff in the delivery of high quality evidence-based practice, ensuring that regular supervision and appraisal take place.

Main duties of the job

About the role:

We are looking for a highly experienced and enthusiastic Mental HealthPractitioner with a hands-on approach who relishes a challenge, has a real passion for mental health and who models the highest standards of care in their practice. We welcome application from BAME candidate.

This is a varied and challenging role and requires an experienced mental health professional (nurse, OT or social worker) with knowledge of working with service users with severe and enduring mental health problems.

You will lead a diverse multidisciplinary mental health team integrating staff from health, social care and thevoluntary sector.The team offers a wide range of focussed interventions to service users with a range of diagnoses, and to their carers.You will provide effective managerial and clinical leadership in the team. You will coordinate and lead on internal and external interfaces and ensure that a continuous flow of service-users is maintained.

You will be supported through regular supervision and access to training. We are committed to helping to develop the people who come to work with us. We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here, and we'll invest in you to maximise that potential.That's why we welcome and value people so highly.

About us

About the location:

The service is base at 1a Churchdown, Downham, Bromley, BR1 5PS.

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). We also provide services and operate across other locations, such as London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Job description Job responsibilities

Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Ensuring the reporting of any incident or Serious Untoward Incidents that may take place in a community setting and provide reports and accurate records relating to the
  • Overseeing processes to ensure safe custody of medicines, sharps, and clinical equipment in a community setting; and reporting of all incidents following Trust Policy
  • Recognizing and responding appropriately to self-harm and suicide prevention with particular regard to the risks in community settings, in line with Trust policies and training
  • Ensuring the team understand and work within the boundaries of the Lone Working Policy and ensure awareness of Personal Safety in a community setting, including clear and updated communication with
  • Responding to urgent situations, emergencies or crises using protocols specific to the local community

Safeguarding and Duty of Candour
  • Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in a community setting; recognise, report and investigate safeguarding issues and raise safeguarding alerts if you suspect that a service user and/or carer has been exposed to harm or
  • Understanding and implementing of Duty of Candour with regard to the particular issues in a community

  • Demonstrating an awareness and understanding of relevant and up-to- date Mental Health Law of particular relevance in community settings; ensuring adherence to legislation at all
  • Having knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Programme Approach, Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community Treatment Orders.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Hold a professional qualification
  • Evidence of recent continued professional development.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of managing clinical practice in a mental health service
  • Experience of managing staff and providing supervision
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of Project Management
Knowledge Essential
  • A working knowledge of all relevant mental health legislation including: Mental Health Act, Care Act 2014
  • Knowledge and understanding of the recovery model of care and new models of care
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles or risk assessment and risk management
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and through using IT systems
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise effectively and respond to tight deadlines
  • Ability to delegate appropriately, support and supervise staff

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