Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team Manager

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum / Pro rata
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Senior Manager
Perinatal Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day, using your skills, experience, and compassion to help women with their mental health in the perinatal period?

Our Specialist Perinatal Mental Health team provides holistic and multidisciplinary approach to care.Our team consists of multiple disciplines who work collaboratively to support recovery and improving bonds with baby in the crucial first 1001 days.

We deliver a high quality service that is safe, person-centred, and focused on family and recovery. Regular 121, group support and supervision are provided, along with CPD and regular training opportunities to enable your support and growth in the role.

We are looking for a dynamic and solution-focused team player who is passionate about high quality care. You will be outcome driven and able to work collaboratively with our organisational partners in IAPT, Infant Mental Health, Special Parenting Service, Maternity Services, Health Visiting, the MBU in Devon, and other agencies to deliver a unified and safe service to expectant and new mothers, their babies and partners.

As a team manager you will work as part of our established team, playing a pivotal role in the delivery of specialist interventions . This an exciting time to join the team as we continue to grow and develop to deliver a high-quality mental health response to women in the perinatal period. Your experience, compassion and enthusiasm could be just what we need.

Main duties of the job

The team base is Truro Health Park but as a county wide service you will cover a geographic area that will be discussed at interview with a view to identifying an agreed area that fits both the needs of the service and your individual needs. You will be working with an expanding service and staff who are working towards the perinatal competency framework. You will have the opportunity to further develop your own expertise in this field with funding obtained by HEE. The service is working towards accreditation this year with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Quality Network and as team manager you will support the team in maintaining the national perinatal community standards. Your work will stretch across other agencies and services with a primary focus on ensuring perinatal service users have a good standard of service across the perinatal care pathways. The service is multi disciplinary and includes peer support and partner's peer support workers who have lived experience of perinatal mental illness.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education, qualifications and relevant experience Essential
  • Professional qualification eg., RMN/OT/SW
  • Current professional registration - NMC
  • Ability to manage and lead a team, providing support and regular feedback to benefit team members and the quality of treatment received by service users.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment.
Skills and aptitude Essential
  • Able to manage conflict and support others to do so.
  • Team player, able to relate to a wide range of people, with excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Has a range of influencing and negotiating skills to impart complex, sensitive and in some cases contentious information in a diplomatic & professional way to a range of people and services.
  • Skills and experience in delivering mental health training and education to non-mental health professionals.

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