Clinical Lead

R2R People
Bedfordshire, UK
Closing date
9 Oct 2020
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Job Title: Clinical Lead - Permanent role starting ASAP

Location: Luton (LU2)

Working Hours: 40 Hours per week

Annual Salary: £50,000

Job purpose

The Clinical Lead will provide clinical leadership for the team, ensure high quality interventions are offered, provide regular clinical supervision, case management and line management encouraging reflective practice, provide training to the team and support all internal and external audits and inspections.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To ensure the systematic provision of high quality psycho-social interventions, including IAPT compliant treatment interventions including counselling are offered through 1:1 work and groups to clients and delivered throughout the service.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team and to ensure that systems are in place and working effectively for the clinical and professional supervision and support of all therapists and counsellors (both qualified and unqualified) within the service for which the post holder has designated professional responsibility, including clear systems for effective recruitment, professional appraisal, and the identification of CPD needs across the service.

A major requirement of the job will be to carry out audit, policy and service development and research activities and/or programmes. To propose and implement policy and service development changes within the area served by the team/service. To be involved in the development of new business / services as required.

Personal effectiveness Essential:

A commitment to, and demonstration of, the values of our client personally and from a leadership behaviours perspective An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines.

An ability to interact with people with acute distress and/or mental ill health.

Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals. An interest in working with issues that affect individuals' well-being.

Acquired experience & qualifications Essential

Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or working toward / willing to work towards if holds a Post Graduate Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy BABCP accredited.

Delivering and coordinating psychological services Experience of leading a mental health service where multi- disciplinary working was embraced as part of service.

Delivery Experience of working in either Primary or Secondary Care Services Expertise and knowledge across the spectrum of an IAPT service Experience of providing clinical supervision and case management.

Experience of providing line management Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets Ability to manage own caseload and time Demonstrates high standards in written communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers.

Experience of developing and implementing new models of service delivery including new business Able to attend supervision training as part of on-going Continuing Professional Development
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