CMHT Team Lead

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled nurse or social worker who can contribute and be at the heart to the smooth running and future developments of the team.

The role of a Team Leader within the CMHT is varied and interesting, the successful candidate will be expected to provide clinical and operational leadership in the day to day running of the team, managing referrals, monitoring team workload, allocating tasks, staff support and ensuring duties are discharged safely and effectively. It is a dynamic multi-disciplinary team which the successful candidate will be at the heart of promoting recovery and supporting the team.

The CMHT is a busy, supportive environment which is caring to staff and we are keen to allow and bring new and positive change -- we welcome bright new ideas.

We are one of only a few NHS Trusts in the country to offer fully funded leadership and management qualifications to staff. We have seen many staff attend bespoke training courses like CBT, DBT and modules at university and attend conferences. We are keen to support personal growth and will help ambitious candidates who want to progress in their career. We have our own unique, internal Academy of Excellence supporting registered staff to gain support throughout their careers to realise their aspirations as well as links to local universities to support further education and development.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical and managerial leadership to the day-to-day operation of the integrated clinical team, monitoring workload, allocating duties and ensuring duties are discharged safely and effectively.

To supervise the day-to-day work of the clinical team, and provide expertise and guidance in complex and high risk cases, in line with Trust and Local Authority policies and procedures.

To champion a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalised care, providing a role model to the rest of the team.

To take a proactive approach to caseload supervision and management to ensure that practitioner skills are matched to clinical need, and that service users are able to 'flow' through pathways of care.

To deputise for the CMHT Manager as required.

Successful candidates will also work closely with our practice educator to support the team in learning but also to maximise their own learning opportunities in this leadership role.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To be responsible for the day-to-day management of the clinical service, working closely with the CMHT Manager.

*To supervise and manage the daily workload in such a way to maximise efficiency, ensuring that duties are discharged safely and effectively. This includes the processing, evaluation and allocation of referrals as appropriate to the team's function, and an efficient caseload management system.

*To be available to practitioners for advice, guidance and support in the discharge of their duties, ensuring the team works within the care planning policy and risk policy.

*To ensure that care planning reflects agreed clinical care pathways (currently under development)

*To play a key role in ensuring the team is complaint with CQC standards.

*To contribute to a culture which supports learning and improvement.

*To promote a culture in which there is a positive approach to managing risk, working closely with other senior clinicians, including medical staff, to ensure this occurs.

*To ensure risk across the team caseload is assessed and managed proactively in line with service user needs, and forms one of the key elements of caseload supervision and management.

*To receive clinical and managerial supervision, and participate in appraisal and development.

*To adhere to relevant professional code of conduct/practice at all times and to ensure the team does.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification. Mental Health Nurse with appropriate registration with NMC.
  • Experience of care coordination and the role and function of a Community Mental Health Team.

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