Band 7 Senior Practitioner (Team Coordinator – IMHT) – N.Somerset – Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Band 7 Senior Practitioner (Team Coordinator – IMHT) – N.Somerset

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset


Band 7 Senior Practitioner (Team Coordinator – IMHT) – N.Somerset

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Coast Resource Centre
Weston Super Mare
£41,659 – £47,672 per annum
Salary period
26/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

Do you want to do something new? Do you want to be the first to innovate the way in which mental health support is available in primary care?

Be the first to launch this new team, Lead transformation of mental health alliances in Woodspring and create personalised mental health support for people in primary care.

This is an amazing opportunity. Woodspring are launching a Community integrated mental health Hub IMMH. The IMMH is an integrated team of partners who include primary care, secondary care. Local authority, IAPT, VCSE alliance among others who will work with a shared caseload using the ‘team around me approach’ and ‘trusted assessment’ approach to ensure that citizens are at the centre of their person-centred plan, with the person included in all decision making. Our strong alliance will ensure that the people we work with will coordinate their own needs based on what they feel is important to them with our partnered support.

We are a primary care integrated mental heath team in BNSSG and we are looking for a team coordinator.

Main duties of the job

To lead a multi agency partnership team providing personalised holistic support pathways for individuals in primary care.

To lead and develop integrated services to fill the gap between primary and secondary care.

To support triage of referrals and determine support pathways for individuals seeking mental health support and support your partnership team to develop  the " team around me" approach.

To support and coordinate support conversations, trusted assessment, MDTS, Risk assessments, shared caseloads, reviews and audits.

To maintain excellent clinical standards, and effective caseload supervision, underpinned by robust and effective individual and team supervision processes.

To develop systems and processes for the effective management and monitoring of the team caseload, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, and service users and carer receive the appropriate level of service.

To provide a leadership role within the team

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust): a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. 

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.  

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Key Result Areas
1. To lead and inspire the team to deliver a high quality and effective integrated service for service users and carers.

2. To provide clinical leadership to ensure where appropriate the service will work effectively in partnership alongside other services, (to manage risk and prevent hospital admission for service users with the most complex and acute needs.) to collaboratively manage risk, to improve 
people’s personalised outcomes by working together using a ‘my team around me’ approach, to provide people with the right support at the right time through improved communication and collaboration between professionals within the partnership.

3. To undertake and support the specialist ongoing assessment of physiological and/or psychological functioning for service users with the most complex and health and wellbeing needs. This may include:
a) “What matters to me conversations”
b) History, strengths and aspirations
c) Mental state
d) Impact of culture and diversity
e) Functional needs
f) The needs of family and carer
g) Evaluation of risk
h) Physical health
i) Complicating factors
j) The interventions and treatments required to enable positive change.
k) Social care needs
l) Safeguarding and public protection
m) Capacity under the Mental Capacity Act

4. To be responsible for, both individually and within the team, the development, delivery and review of (comprehensive and complex treatment programmes) holistic needs assessments, interventions and support plans using appropriate frameworks in line with evidence–based 
practice, including strategies to manage risk for service users with complex needs and carers, bringing in other resources as required.

5. Within sphere of expertise, and advanced practice, to be responsible for coordinating care for a (small) number of service users, also providing defined interventions to individuals on other workers caseloads.

6. To plan, deliver, and evaluate defined practice in accordance with the ethos of “what matters to me”, to include trusted assessment, specialist therapeutic interventions within the sphere of their expertise, including with service users who may be on other caseloads. This might include:
a) Trusted assessment
b) Psychological therapies such as CBT.
c) Medication management
d) Interventions under the Mental Health Act

7. To oversee and deliver a range of defined activities/interventions to improve the carers’ ability to support the service user and to enable them in their relationship with the service user.

8. To lead, in partnership with the (team) Clinical Psychology IMHH Leader , ensuring the service develops and maintains excellent clinical standards, and effective caseload supervision, underpinned by robust and effective individual and team supervision processes.

9. To oversee and ensure, across the team, there are effective risk management plans and strategies, for service users and carers, taking account of risks to service users, carers, the multi partnership organisations, staff and the public.

10. In collaboration with service users and carers, to be responsible, across the service for facilitating and ensuring, the development of (complex comprehensive crisis plans, rapid access plans, advance statements etc., involving other agencies such as primary care etc. where appropriate.) 
support plans that have been developed collaboratively with the individual to build a team around them addressing personal goals to support their health and well being

11. To develop and maintain, good partnership working with other services throughout all (treatment) episodes of support, including regular liaison within the IMHH (Primary Health Care Team, inpatient and intensive services, day services, voluntary sector and with nominated 
carers/advocates.) including primary care, ARRS workers, AWP, local authority, IAPT, Second Step, Voluntary sector, drug and alcohol service, acute hospitals among others.

12. Develop and maintain communication with a wide range of people/services/ agencies about complex matters or in complex situations with the purpose of sharing developing or resolving difficult or complex issues for the benefit of service users/carer and the service.

13. To represent the Integrated mental health hub in a range of settings, presenting, facilitating or explaining as appropriate and dealing with any questions or difficulties as they arise

14. To personally build and lead others to build, hope inspiring relationships with service users, which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal (recovery) support plans.

15. To (support the team manager in developing) develop systems and processes for the effective management and monitoring of the team caseload, on a day to day basis, ensuring that time is prioritised effectively, and service users and carer receive the appropriate level of service.

16. To lead and promote a whole team approach within the service to ensure a shared ownership of the team caseload 

17. To be responsible for regularly monitoring and evaluating (treatment) programmes of intervention and support for service users and carers, making appropriate clinical/practice decision in regard to ongoing needs, and offering supervision to others.

18. To be responsible for the protection of individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures, by developing and reviewing with others protection plans and management strategies, ensuring the appropriate sharing of information.

19. Personally and leading others to collaboratively and sensitively work with individuals with a range of mental health needs to develop skills to manage their own health, in accordance with their (personal recovery) support plan by actively promoting and using approaches which are 
affirming, build on strengths, identify past positive experiences and success, and use small steps to move towards the persons goal.

20. To provide a leadership role within the team, (in the absence of the Team manager, providing cover for the manager and colleagues as required.)

21. To work with the (Team Manager) Clinical Psychologist Team Leader to ensure the continuing improvements to the service in line with organisational goals.

22. To maintain the single health and social care record, ensuring both paper and electronic records are kept up to date in accordance with professional (and organizational) standards.

23. Report and record within agreed timeframes, all activity relating to information reporting and performance requirements.

24. To participate in, and deliver as required, management, caseload and clinical supervision in accordance with trust policy.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional registration, current registrant OT, Nurse or Social Worker


Essential criteria
  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings, at band 6 or equivalent

Desirable criteria
  • Experience with providing supervision to others.
  • Demonstrates significant experience in providing effective caseload management
  • Worked in a variety of mental health settings
  • Substantial post-registration experience gained working in relevant front-line services.
  • Experience with working in partnership.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities.  A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with ‘lived-experience’ of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,– we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. 

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emmy Watts
Job title
Operation Manager
Email address
[email protected]
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