Mental Health Practice Lead (Nurse)

Home Group
Aldershot, Hampshire
19 Jul 2019
08 Aug 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Mental Health Practice Lead


Full Time (37.5 hpw).  Brilliant work/life balance

Salary £33,250 to £43,050 per annum

Flexible base location, but covering our services in Aldershot and Basingstoke

Brilliant outcomes through integrated health, housing and care. That?s when it hits home.

This is your chance to be part of something brilliant at Home Group, where clinical interventions work hand in hand with daily support. We?re leading the way in delivering brilliant long term outcomes for vulnerable people through integrating health, housing and care. 

We have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our Social Inclusion Pathway?s Services based in Aldershot and Basingstoke, which provide supported accommodation to our customers with complex support needs, requiring assistance with re-housing.  You also be working within our North Hampshire Mental Health pathway which provides support to our customers who have an enduring mental health diagnosis within an accommodation support setting. 

As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, you?ll be developing our Support Workers to ensure that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety, recovery, wellbeing and maximises customers independence.

As an experienced clinician, you?ll lead practice development by developing and delivering specialist training packages to our colleagues, embedding core competencies as well as oversight of clinical supervision.  You?ll also be the point of contact for individual support and coaching of the Managers in our services.  You?ll be really enhancing colleagues? knowledge and skills, promoting regular, honest and supportive feedback.

What?s even more brilliant, you?ll be able to really make your mark (there?s no red tape or mounds of paperwork here!).  You?ll be shaping our services, developing essential standards and quality outcomes.  With customer care at the forefront of everything we do, you will inspire others and advocate a philosophy of care that is person centred, maintains dignity, independence and ensures it is right for that person at that time. You?ll enable us to maintain high standards of support and intervention.

On a day to day basis, you?ll report to Kiron our Operations Manager, with your clinical supervision provided by our clinical practice team.  Kiron and her teams are a real supportive bunch, really excited about you joining us and helping to develop our services. Hours of work are primarily 9am till 5pm but we can be flexible with this.  Occasionally, evening and weekend work may be required to meet the needs of our customers, but this will be minimal.  Actual days and times of work to be discussed at interview.

Want to know more?

If you?re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the apply now button to access lots of useful stuff! You?ll be able to download the Mental Health Practice Lead Job description, find out more about this role.   We?ve also got this brilliant candidate pack that shows you what it?s like to work here, and we?ll know you want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package. We?ll also support you with your own continual professional development as well maintaining your professional registration through regular clinical supervision and reflective practice.

You can also speak to our brilliant colleague Fiona Ramsay, Clinical Lead ? Mental Health at to find out more.

A bit about us

We?re Home Group one of the UK?s biggest providers of high quality housing and care and support services.  We have a wealth of expertise and deliver a wide range of specialist and support services to people with complex health and social care needs.  We recognise the diverse needs communities have and provide a team of specialists and clinicians within our business, supporting the NHS?s commitment to improving health and wellbeing through innovative new models of care.

And also, did we mention that we rank no.7 in the UK?s Best Large Places to Work and 17^th in Stonewalls Top 100 employers.

A bit about you

It goes without saying that you?ll be a Registered Mental Health Nurse and hold relevant professional qualifications. You?ll have experience of working with young people and adults with ill mental health as well as managing, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating training to colleagues on an individual and group basis.

You?ll have an eye for detail, being able to analyse complex data and make expert judgements. You?ll really impress us with your ability to unleash the potential of colleagues through offering clinical advice, coaching, mentoring and training.  You?ll also bring a creative spark and ability to understand where our customers are in their lives, using evidence based practice, care delivery and current occupational therapy based interventions. 

Will need you to travel and work between our services based in both Aldershot and Basingstoke either by public transport or your own car.  An Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for this role and will be paid for by us.

Working flexibly

It?s our unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child?s school play, your partner?s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!  And we really mean this!

The job for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV.  Easy as that!  Interviews are planned for 21^st August so keep this date free in your diary.

You?re unique!

We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself at Home Group and we value everything that makes you unique.  We recognise and celebrate your differences and together we make Home Group a special and great place to live and to work.