Enfield, Middlesex
Up to £25475 per annum
Job description

Recruiting for a Team Leader to join our Mental Health service in Enfield!

GBP 25,475 per annum plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more working 40 hours per week. This is a Fixed Term Contract until March 2021 with a possible extension.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, energetic and committed Team Leader. The Barnet, Enfield & Haringey (BEH) Recovery House is funded by the NHS and is an alternative to hospital. The service consists of a 12 bed unit for vulnerable adults in acute crises for up to 14 days. The Service works very closely with the local CRHT Teams (Crises Resolution and Home Treatment Team), with mental health nurses visiting the site twice a day, a community psychiatrist once a week, an occupational therapist 3 times a week and a clinical psychologist by weekly. The role involves a large amount of close partnership working with the Trust, more specifically, with the local hospital wards, the CRHT team, the bed management team, Resettlement Team as well as other agencies. The role is highly suitable for those wishing to pursue a career as a social worker or psychology. Previous staff have gone onto other roles within the NHS, such as assistant psychologists, social workers, care coordinators and mental health associates.

Job Overview:
Team Leaders will be fully involved in all aspects of the day to day management of their designated contract/service, including line managing the relevant front line staff. Leadership and competence development in direct reports is a key responsibility of the role. You may also carry caseloads of service-users requiring support. The Team Leader will work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach that promotes service-users, families and communities as responsible co-producers of health, well-being and recovery. The post holder will support the Manager in the continual development and improvement of service delivery, including the implementation and delivery of Foundations of Recovery, and in creating strong working partnerships with Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey (BEH) Trust. They will work closely with the service/operations manager to ensure that the service delivers on all targets, both financial and those around the quality of the service.

Key Accountabilities:
- Ensure the service fulfils its role within the acute mental health care pathway through overseeing the delivery of recovery-based interventions and support. Work collaboratively and proactively with the team and external stakeholders within the local area
- Ensure that services are fully coordinated and are working collectively towards the achievement of recovery goals, and positive outcomes for each individual service-user and promote independent living
- Ensure services and duties are delivered in compliance with the law and relevant national and local policies quality, standards and guidance, including the CQC, and other quality standards
- Demonstrate experience and confidence in liaising with other agencies, attending ward rounds, review and discharge meetings
- Successfully lead and motivate the team to ensure the championing of and maintenance of a positive local culture within the service, working to continuously improve staff competence, ensure ownership of all your employee issues and speedy and effective conflict resolution
- Deliver effective supervision, reflective practice and team meetings with staff and ensure that information, reporting and communication flows up/down are effective
- Carry a small caseload of service-users, depending on the needs of the service. Develop key business relationships with all appropriate external parties to ensure service delivery excellence and maximise new business opportunities in own patch
- Work with manager to set targets and monitor performance of the team
- Participate in and monitor the initial and continuous assessment of needs and ensure that support planning is carried out in line with assessed needs of the service-user

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Experience of operational delivery of a service
- Understanding of complex mental health
- At least 1 year relevant management experience
- IT Skills - proficient in Microsoft Office software
- Through understanding of risk management planning and support planning
- Incident management
- Leadership to the team and acting as a positive role model at all times
- Supervision to Support Workers
- Experience of working in partnership with the NHS mental health teams

- Relevant professional memberships and/or specialist qualifications
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Knowledge of payroll
- Experience of working within Mental health

For the full job description, please visit our Look Ahead website.

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Posted on: 08 July 2020
Closed date: 05 August 2020
Job ref: REQ002017
Tags: Social Work