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Deputy Team Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job SummaryThe post-holder will have a key role around leadership on practice within the team.The post-holder will support the EIT Manager in managing and co-ordinating the Early Intervention Team.In supporting the EIT manager, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that the team works cohesively and meets its objectives in the most effective and efficient way.The post-holder will also support the manager in ensuring the full implementation of the CPA policy including active involvement in audit and information gathering.In the absence of the manager, the post-holder will deputise on their behalf, supported by a Covering Manager.The post-holder will take responsibility for supervision of the work of the various workers attached to the team, and in ensuring that the practice of workers is of a consistently high standard and reflects the protocols and guidelines developed both locally and nationally.The post-holder will act as Care Coordinator for a reduced caseload of mental health service users who have complex needs.

Main duties of the job

Post Title

Deputy Team Manager


Tameside Early Intervention Team



Band & salary scale

6 or equivalent

Hours of work

Up to 37.5

Permanent/Fixed term


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

The post holder will join a well-established and supportive early intervention in psychosis service for people aged between 14-65 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or at risk mental state and their families. The team is multi-disciplinary and offers NICE concordant care, which includes an emphasis on access to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Interventions.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To take a lead role within the team and in the absence of the manager deputise on their behalf to include the overall coordination of the team and taking steps to address any issues as they arise.

Offer clinical and managerial supervision to staff within the team, and ensuring that the practice of workers is of a consistently high standard and reflects the protocols and guidelines developed both locally and nationally.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
  • Professional registration as a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist.
  • Previous experience of working with clients with psychosis in community mental health services/early intervention team.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility and ability to travel is essential to the post.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

As a time we are committed to supporting and developing staff within the role, including offering flexible working and access to training.

There is a clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapists embedded within the team who offer support through supervision

Job description Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities To support the team manager in ensuring that care is delivered in accordance with the Professionals Code of Conduct and reflects the requirements of the Pennine Care, Care Programme Approach Policy. To act in the team managers absence. To assist the team manager in the co-ordination and implementation of team standards and working practices on a day-to-day basis. To ensure the effective implementation of the CPA policy. To participate in the implementation of zoning To take responsibility for the prioritisation / allocation of team referrals. To have care co-ordinator responsibility for a reduced caseload To provide effective, evidence based interventions for people accepted for service. In conjunction with the team manager oversee administration and information systems. To assist in the review and development of the service in accordance with changing demands. In conjunction with the team manager provide supervision, appraisal and PersonalDevelopment Planning for staff within the team. To assist the team manager with the responsibility for team business and practice meetings as required. To maintain appropriate standards for own and team records. To assist the team manager with all staff management related issues. To act as a delegated authorised signatory in the absence of the team manager. To co-ordinate all student placements. To maintain professional awareness by keeping abreast of changing trends in clinical/professional practice. To lead in the implementation of agreed performance management objectives identified in collaboration with the team manager. To ensure adherence to operational policies and co-ordinate audits to monitor quality of care. To maintain professional registration at all times.This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of the role.Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process.

General Duties of all post holders To undertake any other reasonable duty, which is appropriate to the band, when requested by Senior Staff. To be familiar with and comply with all Trust and departmental policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. To be aware of and work towards the Trusts strategic goals.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse (RMN/Diploma/Degree), Occupational Therapist or Social Work registration.
  • oQualification to post graduate level or equivalent worked experience relevant to the role
  • oApproved Mental Health Practitioner
  • oMentorship/practice leadership qualification
  • oTraining related to management, supervision and staff development
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary community mental health team
  • oExperience of giving clinical supervision
  • oExperience of working with clients with serious mental illness and their families/carers
  • oExperience of care coordinating complex packages of care.
  • oExperience of conducting high quality risk assessments, implementing risk management plans and supporting the work of others in risk management.
  • oExperience in early intervention for psychosis, e.g. specialist placement, previous employment in in an early intervention service or participation in a research trail or personal experience.
  • oExperience in the use of psychosis- specific semi-structured interviews (e.g. CAARMS; PANSS; PSRATS)
  • oExperience of managing Community Treatment Orders.
  • oExperience of working with adolescents.
  • oExperience of offering family intervention.
Knowledge Essential
  • oA high level of knowledge expertise of the ethos and philosophy of early intervention in psychosis.
  • oA high level of knowledge around the interventions for psychosis.
  • oKnowledge of NICE guidelines for psychosis and schizophrenia.
  • oA high level of knowledge about the evidence base, guidance and intervention for those with an At Risk Mental State.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • oAble to organise, plan and implement own work and oversee that of others.
  • oAble to work to set deadlines and to coordinate staff to achieve same.
  • oTo be self-motivated and manage time effectively
  • oAn ability to interact appropriately and professionally with colleagues
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills.
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • oAbility to manage periods of prolonged concentration in client's sessions and in administration tasks.
  • oAbility to contain and work with organisational stress and ensure that team priorities are met
  • oExperience of delivering service presentations and liaison with outside agencies.
Work related circumstances Essential
  • oUse of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint
  • oWilling to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • oAppointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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