Team Leader, West Assessment & Treatment Service

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for your next challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Team Leader to join our Adult Community Mental Health Service in the West Assessment & Treatment Service (ATS), based at Mill View Hospital, in Hove. Working in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove, we support people with severe and enduring mental health needs. We use a recovery-focused approach, and work very much as a team to ensure we provide the highest level of care to the people we serve in our community.

Main duties of the job

Our service is split into three smaller multidisciplinary teams, dividing GP surgeries in the area, providing specialist mental health and risk assessment alongside a range of specialist interventions. Each of these cluster multi-disciplinary teams is led by a Band 7 Professional lead or Clinical Lead who manages the referrals and allocations supporting day to day clinical decisions in the cluster. You will be joining a very robust and established leadership structure within the ATS.As team leader it will be your role to bring the best out of our staff team, and support them in managing the complex demands of clinical work while maintaining their own wellbeing and resilience.

About us

The Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

Living & Working in Brighton:
  • Be spoilt for choice with Brighton's iconic seafront, vibrant lanes and array of shops and attractions
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns on your doorstep
  • Embrace the outstanding natural beauty spots including the renowned Devils Dyke and South Downs National Park

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, recent staff survey results told us that 82% recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities

Were looking for someone who enjoys working creatively and flexibly, and who thrives in a fast paced role. If youre a confident team leader or wishing to develop your skills further in this area, passionate about working with people and shaping the development of mental health services for the community you work in, this could be the job for you. Were committed to providing care that really suits the needs of the individual person we are working with and we would love to work with someone who shares that same enthusiasm for excellent patient care.

In this varied role you will have the opportunity to really work within and for our community in partnership with the Early Intervention Service, Specialist Personality Disorder Service, Mental Health Rapid Response Service, Assertive Outreach Team, Group Treatment Service, In-patient services, GP surgeries, and the ever-growing primary care services and third sector organisations.

We offer an established supervision structure and great training opportunities to help you develop your skills in leadership and management as well as other areas of professional development that interest you. We really enjoy working in this team and we want you to as well. We would welcome and encourage you to make contact with us to discuss the role, and/or to come and visit us prior to applying for the position.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to minimum diploma level with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of CPD
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice
  • Experience of providing professional support/supervision and motivation of staff
  • Understanding of Health and Social Care Governance
  • Experience of managing staff

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