Clinical Team Manager - 3-month contract
Our client a leading human rights abuse charity, who offer therapy and support services are seeking a clinical team leader ASAP to support for 3 months, this role will be to lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team providing clinical services for adult clients in London and SE.
The job scope will be to manage a multi-disciplinary team offering clinical rehabilitation services to adult clients, which are safe and responsive to client need. To contribute to the development of clinical services in London and SE in line with the organisational strategy, including training and capacity building for external partner agencies. Carry a small clinical caseload.
- Manage a multi-disciplinary team, including paid staff and volunteers from different professions and disciplines and ensure that staff receive adequate training and supervision. Undertake regular performance reviews with staff, ensuring all staff have clear measurable goals. Identify possible poor performance and deal with it fairly and consistently by supporting staff through the performance improvement process.
- Ensure that clinical pathways are functioning effectively, including contributing to the intake and allocation processes and reviewing processes for therapy interventions, internal referrals and discharge.
- To make recommendations for approval by the London & SE Clinical Services Manager regarding staffing of the team based on service need, and authorising staff expenses within designated limits.
- To contribute to the strategic development and service provision within the Clinical Services Department in line with Freedom from Torture's Strategic Plan.
- To carry out clinical work as agreed with the London & SE Clinical Services Manager, carrying a small caseload.
- To comply with clinical governance protocols and implementation of good practice, including all clinical policies and clinical standards, and ensure that the team delivers on all KPIs within the agreed timeframe.
- To spend a proportion of working time, as agreed with the London & SE Clinical Services Manager, ensuring own and/or team contribution to providing training and support for external agencies, working with Fundraising department, working with and providing the Policy & Advocacy and Campaigns and Communications Teams with clinical material relevant for this work
- Responsible for monitoring and addressing well-being of direct reports and contributing to practices that promote employee well-being organizationally
- Qualified in a relevant discipline e.g. Diploma in Counselling, Counselling or Clinical Psychology, Systemic Family Therapy, Group or individual Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
- Accredited by and member of a relevant professional body (e.g. BACP, UKCP, BABCP, BPS or HCPC)
- Substantial knowledge of management through training and experience.
- Working knowledge of legislation, including the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1998, Asylum & Immigration legislation.
- Knowledge of the psychological and developmental impact of torture and exile on individuals across the full range of ages and phases of the life cycle
- Knowledge of the asylum process and asylum support system in the UK and clients' rights under these systems, sufficient to be able to follow a survivor's progress through these systems and to seek specialist help when needed
- Knowledge of at least one of a range of evidence-based approaches to trauma therapy eg. Trauma-based CBT, Narrative Exposure Therapy and EMDR sufficient to be able to deploy this model clinically under supervision.
Skills & Experience
- Substantial experience of managing and leading a team in a therapeutic setting.
- Substantial experience of working with adults/young people and families within a multi-cultural mental health/therapeutic setting.
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in a therapeutic setting.
- Substantial experience of providing assessment and treatment to clients who are survivors of complex trauma.
- Experience of working with interpreters.
- Experience of working relationships with statutory and non-statutory organisations.
- Skills and experience in offering a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and theories, and how these can be applied to work with torture survivors, using brief, medium- and longer-term interventions.
- Experience of managing high levels of risk and safeguarding concerns when working therapeutically with clients.
- Adequate knowledge sufficient to be able to advise clients on accessing their entitlements to financial, accommodation and other forms of support, and experience of making appropriate referrals.
- Report writing sufficient to be able to write counselling/therapy reports to the standard required by the Medico-Legal Report Service.
- Ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner.
- Computer skills (including WORD, email/outlook, databases) sufficient to be able to use these packages and others of a similar nature in everyday work.
Clinical Team Manager
ASAP start - 3 months
Home based, with a potential to site visit if deemed necessary and safe, in London & SE
£50,328pa FTE pro-rata
21-28 hrs per week (negotiable)