Team Leader

Posted 21 September by NHS Business Services Authority

MHM is an innovative organisation working with people with complex needs. We help people achieve good mental and physical wellbeing facilitating an individual to live life to the full with our dedicated and experienced team providing a comprehensive range of services covering every aspect of an individual’s life, from employment and housing to community support and psychological needs.

Job title: Team Leader (Ref:KE267)

Salary: £25,607 pro rata

Hours: EITHER 1 x25 hours OR 1x10 hours & 1x15 hours (some day time hours may be required).

Based: Medway, Safe Haven- Kent & Medway

Service Hours: 6pm until 11pm 365 days a year.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to the principles of social inclusion and working with adults with mental health needs. You will be part of a small team supporting people in a crisis drop-in centre. We are a non-clinical service, providing support to reduce immediate distress, at risk of self-harm, suicide or experiencing trauma. Our service provides information, safety planning and signposting for clients, their families and carers to meet their holistic needs. You will work closely with mental health primary and secondary care, emergency services, partners agencies.

Education requirement is Level 4 Health & Social Care or Diploma Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Counselling, or Occupational Health. A leadership or management qualification is desirable min level 4 NVQ . You will have an awareness of, or lived experience, of supporting people with mental ill health. Previous experience within a crisis setting is desirable, with demonstrated skills and abilities to help others identify and overcome barriers.

You will be able to demonstrate the skills and experience of leading small teams within a health and social care setting. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate a proactive and highly motivated attitude. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise work and be responsible for administrative tasks. You will have experience and knowledge of workingwithin Primary and Secondary Care Pathways and an understanding of the principles of the Mental Health Act 1983 (and updates).

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate), childcare voucher scheme, 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Dawn Longden-Whiting- National Specialist Services Manager –

Closing date: 4th October 2020

Interview date: TBC

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

Please note this role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure which will be applied for on offer of position.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential shortlisting criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Reference: 40937855

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