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Team Manager (Merton HTT)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum inc
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Merton Home Treatment Team are looking for a highly motivated, skilled individual to provide operational management for the Crisis Team. This dynamic, experienced and multi-professional team is based in Merton at the Wilson Hospital and has previously received an HTAS accreditation which it is in the process of renewing.

It is an exciting time to join the crisis team as the successful candidate will be key to maintaining crisis team service delivery and moving the service and team forward to meet the needs of individuals within the Merton Borough. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the training, supervision and professional development of the team. In addition, they will ensure that effective partnerships are in place across third sector agencies in the area, inclusive of the police, ambulance, local authorities, acute hospitals, and other health care providers.

Career Progression pathways and development opportunities:

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties.

Main duties of the job

The team is made up of a range of practitioners from mental health nursing, mental health social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatry and admin who contribute to the assessment and home treatment for people experiencing a mental health crisis and you will be part of the leadership team consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist and Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The team members are its main asset and have a common interest in living the Trust values, are professional and compassionate in supporting service users, carers and each other with a strong emphasis on wellbeing and can do culture.

Management and peer supervision is regularly available and through the appraisal process and are keen to invest in the professional development.

In this role, you will require experience of working within an integrated multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate an ability to support day-to-day management of a highly functioning and often challenging service. Therefore, experience of working within secondary care mental health, have a current relevant professional registration and previous leadership or managerial experience would be preferred; however, we would be willing to also consider those seeking an opportunity to develop leadership and managerial skills within this area.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our locations:

Wilson Hospital, Mitcham

The Wilson Hospital is home to a number of our community services including Merton Home Treatment Team, Wimbledon and Morden Recovery Support Team, Sutton and Merton Early Intervention Team, and Merton Uplift. It is situated near Mitcham Junction rail station and near Cranmer Green Nature Reserve.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the smooth and effective operational management and co-ordination of the Home Treatment Team.
  • To work in close partnership with the multi-disciplinary team to actively promoting team working.
  • To have regular co-ordination meetings with the team to ensure that the separate elements of team accountabilities are fully addressed.
  • To hold full managerial responsibility for all individual Home Treatment team staff members (excluding the doctors) ensuring the various disciplines work within an agreed operational policy and providing support and consultation in the process.
  • To work closely with the consultant psychiatrist, to ensure that all medically qualified members of the team adhere to operational policies and fully engage in the multi-disciplinary process.
  • To manage and supervise administrative and secretarial staff in the team.
  • To ensure that all performance information identified as necessary is collected according to the timescale required.
  • To provide cover for other Home Treatment Team Managers as required.
  • To ensure systems are in place to manage intake, allocation, caseloads and clinical review in the team.
  • To carry through all agreed procedures in regard to staff disciplinary and sickness absence arrangements for both Trust and Social Services Systems as appropriate to the level of the post. To work with the Modern Matron and professional heads of discipline where required to process these issues.
  • To promote the Trusts Equal Opportunities strategy and implement procedures to further this process.
  • To act according to the Schedule of Professional Behaviours (Appendix A).

Person Specification Training & Qualifications Essential
  • oEducated to degree level in a health or social care discipline
  • oEvidence of continuing professional and personal development
  • oProfessional management qualification at diploma level or above
  • oProject Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2 foundation level
  • oEvidence of post registration qualification/study
Experience Essential
  • oDemonstrable experience of working in a health or social care management role
  • oExperience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems
  • oExperience of working in a mental health and community setting
  • oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of managing and supervising staff
  • oExperience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
  • oExperience of managing and monitoring budgets
  • oProject or change management experience
  • oExperience of undertaking research\clinical audit

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