Substance Misuse Team Leader

Inclusion

The closing date is 23 January 2023

Job summary

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:

  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • "In our Gift" providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

The Team deliver care to adults with substance misuse in the community, focusing on ensuring that the service users are supported to reach their goals. Working as part of a multi -disciplinary team you will provide active involvement in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of service user care responding quickly to those referred with urgent and high risk mental health needs and provide collaborative, effective, evidence based interventions at the right time with the right person You will need to have the following key skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a substance misuse setting or relevant experience in another setting
  • Have a genuine passion for working with substance misuse clients
  • Be able to work well in a Team
  • Possess excellent leadership skills
  • Manage team targets, data and performance
  • Manage deadlines for reports
  • Provide regular supervision to staff

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.

We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.

We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house.

Date posted

11 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

Depending on experience Dependant on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-23-4924333

Job locations

Whitechapel House

Whitehouse Way, Priorslee

Telford

TF2 9FN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • A major part of the role is to integrate a recovery based approach into the service and support staff in meeting targets set by commissioners.
  • To work alongside the Inclusion Management team in ensuring service targets are met by mentoring and supervising staff. To take a lead role in service promotion and encouraging new Service Users into treatment.
  • To support staff in providing structured work to their Service Users with particular emphasis on detoxification and abstinence. To ensure that the Service is meeting its targets regarding Service Users exiting treatment drug free.
  • To provide support to the Service Manager and Senior Managers on a day to day basis to ensure effective service delivery and staff support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • A major part of the role is to integrate a recovery based approach into the service and support staff in meeting targets set by commissioners.
  • To work alongside the Inclusion Management team in ensuring service targets are met by mentoring and supervising staff. To take a lead role in service promotion and encouraging new Service Users into treatment.
  • To support staff in providing structured work to their Service Users with particular emphasis on detoxification and abstinence. To ensure that the Service is meeting its targets regarding Service Users exiting treatment drug free.
  • To provide support to the Service Manager and Senior Managers on a day to day basis to ensure effective service delivery and staff support.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Honours Degree in a related field or a professional Qualification in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology or Probation.
  • Experience in managing a variety of professional staff
  • Evidence of delivering effective practice which is evidenced based.

Desirable

  • Experience managing contractual targets
  • Qualification in therapeutic skills
Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Honours Degree in a related field or a professional Qualification in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology or Probation.
  • Experience in managing a variety of professional staff
  • Evidence of delivering effective practice which is evidenced based.

Desirable

  • Experience managing contractual targets
  • Qualification in therapeutic skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Whitechapel House

Whitehouse Way, Priorslee

Telford

TF2 9FN


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Whitechapel House

Whitehouse Way, Priorslee

Telford

TF2 9FN


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Service Manager

Chris Hirst

christopher.hirst@mpft.nhs.uk

03004564291

Date posted

11 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

Depending on experience Dependant on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-23-4924333

Job locations

Whitechapel House

Whitehouse Way, Priorslee

Telford

TF2 9FN


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