Community Team Manager - Early Intervention in Psychosis

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Kings Lynn
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service working as a Community Team Manager, based in the Kings Lynn (West Norfolk). The EIP Service look after people in the Norfolk and Waveney area experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The service works with people for up to 3 years.The caseloads are limited to around 15 service users per full time member of staff, although this can vary depending on demand and capacity.

This service uses an across Norfolk and Waveney model is made up of four teams, with bases in Norwich (North and South teams), Great Yarmouth and Waveney (East team) and King's Lynn (West team). this means there are strong links between the teams across the county.

Main duties of the job

The Community Team Manager will collaborate with key partners and stakeholders across health, social care and other sectors to support service development participating in various NHS East of England EIP Clinical Network activities, ensuring that key performance targets and national standards are met.

This is an opportunity to develop and work within a specialist multi-disciplinary setting, which will offer a wide range of MDT clinical assessments and treatments, specific specialist EIP therapeutic individual and group interventions. We promote a strong service user led participation culture as well as supporting partners and families.

The successful candidate will support individual staff with developing their performance in their clinical work, as well as supporting with safeguarding and quality assurance. This post requires a dynamic individual with excellent leadership skills to work innovatively and confidently.

About us

This post offers an opportunity to work as a senior member of the leadership team, working within our multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to develop and recruit post which may include psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, vocational workers, therapists, peer support workers and other key disciplines.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To provide daily leadership to the team and ensure the provision of high quality.
  • To ensure high quality individualised person centre standards of care are delivered to all patients.
  • Ensure the effective supervision and development of staff.
  • To lead promoting respect and advocacy for all service users.
  • To be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.
  • Liaise effectively with MDT to assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients.
  • To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with the MDT to modify care plans as appropriate.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures.
  • To undertake management supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice.
  • To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to our service users.
  • Lead and manage allocated resources effectively through efficient resource allocation, skill mixes, and utilisation of equipment and authorisation of bank/agency staff as designated by senior management team.
  • Participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues, including the management and reporting of incidents.
  • Deputise for the service manager as and when required.

Person Specification
  • Nursing degree or equivalent, Dip SW or Dip OT or equivalent, or HCPC registered

  • Ongoing professional development working towards degree level
  • Higher degree or post graduate certificate in area of clinical / therapeutic practice
  • Post basic teaching qualification
  • ILM certificate in management or equivalent

  • Able to demonstrate experience at a senior clinical level including staff management/supervision experience
  • Experience of working within a multi disciplinary team
  • Evidence of providing leadership in a Mental Health care environment including service development
  • Experience with risk assessment and ongoing management
  • Mentoring Experience

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent assessment skills, relevant to profession
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Care planning skills
  • Competent and effective treatment skills
  • Able to effectively prioritise own work load
  • Competent ICT skills

  • Knowledge of medication and the monitoring of it's effects
  • Build on / develop further knowledge of psychosocial
  • Build on / develop further specialist knowledge of health promotion and recovery
  • An understanding of the policies and guidelines both local and national e.g. National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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