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Team Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

18 December 2023

London

Closing Date

7 January 2024

The post requires a team leader who is forward thinking, innovative, assertive, thrives under pressure, compassionate and can bring their experience and expertise to manage the Community Team and ensure that the day to day running and management of the service is streamline. You will be expected to work closely with the services within the Acute and Urgent Care Service Line, the Community Service Line, the Local Authority and CCGs in a collaborative and professional manner. In return, the Trust will ensure that you are supported to develop further and if you wish to achieve further promotion within the organization this is something that we are keen to develop and nurture.

If you are a qualified professional from any of the above disciplines or an allied professional, and then we would like to hear from you if you believe that you have the skills or have the ability to develop into this exciting role.

Recruitment open day scheduled for: 25th Jan 2024

Main duties of the job
As the Team Leader you will be leading a community patient led service and work with adults 18-65 years who have mental health issues, social needs and require support with their physical health needs.

You will co-ordinate mental health referrals and lead with day to day problem solving and navigation, both within the service and at the interface with other trust services and external organisations. You will be working alongside the Clinical Manager and ACP to support staff well being, enhance and develop skills and knowledge through training and supervision to provide a team approach to excellent quality care.

You will be responsible for the monitoring and supervising of clinicians’ caseloads using various IT systems, and you will work closely with the service’s Senior Management Team to ensure the services delivered are of high quality and meet nationally agreed targets and local KPIs. We are currently going through our Community Transformation so during this exciting time you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your team to meet the long term plan.

Our community multidisciplinary teams, comprise of nurses from Nursing Associates to Advanced Nurse Practitioners, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, employment specialists, mental health practitioners, recovery support workers and peer support workers.

Working for our organisation
We are seeking an enthusiast person who is either registered with the NMC, HCPC or Social Worker who has significant experience of working with adults with severe and enduring mental health needs in a community setting and is passionate about the Recovery model and moving clients onto greater independence.

As a Team Leader working in the community you will promote and deliver evidence-based care for patients with mental health conditions in their own homes and within a variety of accommodation settings.

Community roles vary and the specifics of the community setting in which you will work are covered during induction and will be explained by your line manager and colleagues

To provide effective day-to-day management of CMHT Mental Health Team in accordance with the Operational Policy.

To ensure the day to day management of the team to achieve performance standards of the team are adhered to and regular performance information is provided.

The Team Manager has an internal role in terms of co-ordinating the functioning of the team and external role in terms of contacts with users and carers, other agencies, and representing the team externally.

To manage and develop a responsive community mental health and social care service to meet the needs of the local population. To deputize for the clinical lead/manager in his/her absence

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Career Progression pathways and development opportunities:

The aim is to support all Band 7s whether you have no community experience or are a Band 6 nurse with community experience and ready for a Band 7 leadership position and want to join our Trust or want to develop further within a different team or Borough. We aim to continue to develop your skills and knowledge as part of our staff development and career progression.

We are seeking an enthusiast person who is either registered with the NMC, HCPC or Social Worker who has significant experience of working with adults with severe and enduring mental health needs in a community setting and is passionate about the Recovery model and moving clients onto greater independence.

Person specification
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
Essential criteria

• Educated to degree level in a health or social care discipline
• Evidence of continuing professional and personal development
Desirable criteria

• Professional management qualification at diploma level or above
• Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2 foundation level
EXPERIENCE
Essential criteria

• Demonstrable experience of working in a health or social care management role
• Experience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems
• Experience of working in a mental health setting
• Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
• Experience of managing and supervising staff
• Experience of contributing to policy and procedure development and implementation
• Experience of managing and monitoring budgets
Desirable criteria

• Project or change management experience
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Essential criteria

• Specialist knowledge of effective models of mental health and social care provision
• Knowledge of Safeguarding issues and child protection requirements/legislation and how these apply to the role
• Knowledge of counseling skills, group skills, cognitive skills, and behavioural skills
• Knowledge of legislation related to nursing, social workers and other professions
• Knowledge of recent initiatives in nursing
• Knowledge of psychosocial interventions
• Knowledge of our business and how it supports patient care
• Clear understanding of the Mental Health Act, and National Policy
• Policy design, development and implementation skills which impacts across own professional discipline
Desirable criteria

• Audit and Research skills
• Group facilitation skills

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