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Deputy Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 816-961

£32,306 to £39,027 pa


Deputy Clinical Lead

37.5 hours week Mixture of days/nights/weekends on a rota system


Do you want a rewarding role working within a therapeutic environment providing specialist assessment and treatment to those requiring mental health rehabilitation, are you passionate about recovery and being an advocate for your service users? If yes you might be what we are looking for. We are in an exciting period of transition where we are further developing our model of care and working closely with our psychology and occupational therapy colleagues to deliver bespoke assessment leading to formulation to guide further recovery oriented care.


We are looking for a special kind of person to deliver this model and to advocate for our service users, a person who is able to get the best out of people, someone who can see the potential in others and who thrives on making a positive difference to people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable.


Are you a compassionate and caring, are you motivated to provide care that you would be happy for your loved ones to receive?


The Community and Acute Rehabilitation service work towards individual’s recovery by using the recovery model and rehabilitative model of care and support with adults with severe and enduring mental illness in taking those next steps towards independence. As part of Navgio Health and Social Care our rehabilitation services have lead the way in returning service users from out of area placements; forming part of an overall model of care that focuses on service users being supported closer to home, in services tailored to meet their needs; in the least restrictive environment possible. We work creatively, innovatively and flexibly within the team- with the focus being on exceptional person centred, evidence based care- always keeping the service user as the focus.


NAViGO rehabilitation service are excited to advertise this deputy clinical lead post to support the ward manager in leading our forward thinking multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

We are not only looking for a deputy clinical lead with all the essential qualities to manage a staff team, ensuring compliance, we are looking for an individual who shares our vision in transforming our rehabilitation services, someone who is able to think creatively and innovatively, lead a team with positivity, enthusiasm, passion, energy and motivation. The successful applicant will have the ability to inspire others, lead with compassion and be someone who is committed to developing the staff team and the services they provide in order to consistently deliver a service they would be happy for their loved ones to receive.

So what can you expect from us? As an organisation that believes our staff are our number 1 asset we will offer you a supportive development plan based on your career aspirations. As a team we are a very close and supportive group, we understand the importance of enjoying work and we always have a lot of laughs and fun in the working day. We will provide you with an excellent package of supervision that will stretch you clinically but also ensure that you feel supported and understood at work. We are very encouraging of developing our staff and we will offer you a number of training opportunities during your employment. Our focus will be to ensure that you are supported at work and we provide you with a learning environment that will support you professional growth and development


If you think you meet our expectations and want to support us to provide a nationally recognised rehabilitation service then we would love you to get in touch and we look forward to hearing from you!


Job purpose

In addition to the senior practitioner job description, the post holder is accountable for their lodge/department and will:

Work autonomously to achieve person cantered recovery focused care for service users and their families of those who are admitted to Brocklesby lodge or residing in the community rehabilitation units.

Provide a support role to the ward manager and MDT members

Motivate staff to provide high standards of care by acting as a positive role model

Promote and monitor safe, effective and evidence-based practice

Enhance the service users experience through positive engagement

Provide effective leadership and management

Contribute to the delivery of the organisation’s objectives


Principle Responsibilities

Clinical, professional, specific managerial responsibilities

The post holder will focus and lead under the direction of the clinical lead on following the key areas within the organisations governance framework as outlined in the job description.



All positions are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. Evidence of valid professional registration and appropriate DBS clearances will also be required where relevant. All posts will also be subject to successful completion of a 12 week probationary period.


Please note that all new employees joining NAViGO will be able to contribute to the NHS pension.


This post is classed as exempted for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, even those convictions that are classed as spent must be declared on your application.


We will ensure that all applicants are contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.


Navigo will keep details of unsuccessful applicants on file for a period of 6 months. Where further positions arise which we believe may be suitable we may contact those applicants with information and to advise of the further vacancy, should they wish to apply. Application at this subsequent stage/position would be voluntary and via open competition. Applicants may opt out of this by informing the recruitment team via NHS Jobs if they do not wish for details to be retained for this purpose.


NAViGO CIC takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Adults at risk seriously. Every member of staff must comply with the NAViGO Safeguarding policies.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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