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Team Leader SW CRHTT- 1 year fixed term

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
In conjunction with other members of the management team, to lead in the development and implementation of the CRHTT providing a high quality service to meet the needs of people in acute phases of mental illness, and their carers. To ensure the continued efficient and effective management of the team, providing leadership and supervision to a multi-disciplinary staff group. The postholder will act in support of the CRHTT Manager, deputising and carrying out delegated roles, duties and responsibilities as required, as part of the Sector Team Management structure. This postholder will carry responsibility for leading the CRHT Team. In addition to providing a wide range of specialist psychosocial skills within the CRHTT field in support of staff, you will provide formal and informal education and training to other members of the team, other disciplines and teams.

We are looking for the experienced mental health professionals to join our busy and dynamic Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) based in Watford, West Hertfordshire.
  • As a University Trust, we have close links to the University of Hertfordshire, and our team have optimized this opportunity in providing excellent learning and development opportunities to our staff

Main duties of the job

Band 7 - Team Leader - Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

We are looking for experienced mental health professional to join our busy and dynamic Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) based in Watford, West Hertfordshire.

You will be:
  • An experienced clinician working with service users at various phases of their mental health.
  • Passionate about making a difference for individuals and their carer's during their personal journey.
  • Ambitious to work within this challenging role, in a challenging environment, with real scope to develop and influence practice.

The role:
  • Providing urgent assessments to those considered to have acute mental health concerns and to robust home treatment options as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • As gatekeepers for hospital admission, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide safe and effective treatment in the community, and facilitate early discharges from the acute inpatient units.
  • Working collaboratively with our service users, their carer's and our colleagues to positively manage risk in the acute care pathway, whilst enabling and empowering an individuals' recovery journey.
  • Hold managerial responsibility for the team caseload, overseeing referrals and the allocation of clients to keyworkers, ensuring that care packages are maintained under the auspices of CPA. S/he will also maintain a clinical role and/or a caseload dependent upon locality need.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The Team:
    • An exceptional service in an organization with big ambitions and a current Mental Health Trust of the Year.
    • We are a team looking for enthusiastic clinicians that are positive about leading future change and development, to ensure the highest standards of care are available to our service users.

Operational Management1.1 Provide Operational Management of a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team with responsibility for a 24 hour, 7 day a week service.1.2 Establish and maintain effective inter-agency and inter-team communication and liaison systems including protocols relating to admission and discharge from the acute inpatient unit. Maintain effective joint working with the catchment ACMHSs, FACT, PATH and other community-based teams according to local circumstances.1.3 Provide operational and clinical caseload supervision to all team members. Where appropriate make arrangements for additional professional supervision to be available to team members.1.4 Develop, establish and monitor operational policies and protocols which reinforce the nature of collaborative and best practice service provision. Establishing and maintaining quality care standards and procedures which support the aims of Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust and the ethos of Liaison work.1.5 Ensure the service meets the strategic needs of the Partnership Trust.1.6 Monitor the service caseload ensuring the teams activities are targeted to meet clients/patients, fulfilling the agreed criteria.1.7 Maintain the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (and its updates) and CPA, ensuring that the team members are able to assume Care Co-ordination responsibility.1.8 Ensure the continued professional development of all team members through the annual individual performance reviews.1.9 Maintain ones own professional registration and development.1.10 Manage the timely recruitment selection, appointment and induction of team members.1.11 To manage aspects of the team budget with respect to operational and service delivery costs.1.12 Implement systems of financial management to safeguard clients property ensuring they comply with the SFI of the Trust.1.13 Effectively manage all aspects of the teams time i.e. Duty Rota, time worked and annual leave.1.14 Monitor and manage all staff sickness and absences.22/12/2021 GK/DT185/job descriptions 31.15 Act for, or on behalf of, CRHTT Manager as required from time to time. To act in support of other Team Leaders in the CRHTT Team, MHLT and where applicable, the Mental Health Helpline provision.1.16 Where the post holder is an Approved Mental Health Practitioner to participate in local AMHP rota.2 Service Provision2.1 Ensure the availability of a rapid response to an urgent request for people in A&E who are deemed to be in acute mental health crisis. Provide routine and urgent Mental Health Liaison to the District General Hospital.2.2 Ensure involvement in the co-ordination, liaison and integration of activities from other services or agencies in the provision of a CPA package.2.3 Participate in risk assessment and risk management activities.2.4 Maintain service activities in line with the agreed referral and assessment criteria.2.5 Provide a flexible service, developing from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., up to 7 days per week.2.6 To develop the service in line with NSF guidelines (and their successors) and Trust strategy.3 Quality, Audit and Outcome Measurement3.1 Implement risk assessment procedures related to the working environment, tasks and client management.3.2 Against agreed criteria, measure the effectiveness of the service.3.3 To report on the activities and effectiveness of the teams interventions as required.3.4 To adhere to the principles of Practice Governance.3.5 Agree and implement quality standards which reflect both local and national requirements. Build and develop best practice initiatives.3.6 Develop and implement systems of audit for:- Client records- Team activity- Dependency measures3.7 Monitor and respond to all reported accidents or incidents following agreed Trust procedures.3.8 Ensure the effective and timely management of all complaints relating to the service.3.9 Through the establishment of quality and audit process, assess trends, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that may influence the further development of Acute and Community Mental Health services.3.10 Develop a culture of service development.3.11 Provide comprehensive, timely and accurate information relating to activity and/or performance as required.3.12 To perform other duties as may be necessary for the development of other services and the requirements of the changing policy

Person Specification Educational achievements, qualifications & training Essential
  • RMN/RN (MH) Or CQSW/Dip SW Or SROT (Dip COT/Bs OT)
  • Cert or Dip in Management
  • Relevant skills-based training
  • BSc Community Specialist Practitioner, Graduate
  • Specialist MHL training
Experience Essential
  • Significant and relevant experience of working with people with acute mental illness
  • Multi-professional working/case management
  • Service development and Change Management
  • Contributing to Operational Policy
  • Bio-Psycho-social models of care
  • Knowledge of physical health contributions to Mental Health issues, difficulties and assessment
  • Significant experience of community-focused care
  • Management/leadership of a multi-professional service
  • Experience of working in Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment Services or Mental Health Liaison Services.
  • Multi-disciplinary management experience
Job related aptitude and skills Essential
  • Clear understanding of aims and processes of Crisis Resolution/ Home Treatment within the context of Community and Acute Mental Health provision
  • An understanding of the needs of people with acute mental health problems
  • The ability to provide and implement an appropriate needs-led assessment
  • The ability to lead a multiprofessional team and provide ongoing operational, clinical and professional supervision
  • Budget and resource management
  • Complex knowledge of legislation and policy regarding the provision of Mental Health care/services and other relevant legislation
  • Able to establish and maintain effective links with statutory and nonstatutory agencies
  • Practice skills and knowledge applicable in an acute community setting.
  • Service development
  • Operational policy development

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