Mental Health Team Leader

Department: Equinox Lewisham
Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: £31665.38
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7.5 hour shifts between 9am-9pm

Job description:

Equinox Care is currently looking to recruit an inspiring and dynamic Team Leader to join our Equinox Lewisham Service.


Equinox Lewisham provides accommodation based support housing and assertive outreach for 43 adults with mental health support needs across 6 sites and  includes specialist female and early intervention services.  Many of our service users have secondary needs including forensic history, substance misuse and/or a history of homelessness.  We use a recovery focused approach to enable them to increase independence and take informed control of their lives. We encourage clients to develop coping strategies and supportive relationships to empower them to maintain good mental health.  We work with our service users to reintegrate into the wider community and lead happy and fulfilling lives.


Purpose of Role

Working alongside the Service Manager the Team Leader will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that service users consistently receive a recovery focused, personalised and response service which adheres to best practice guidelines which achieves a high level of positive outcomes and meets the needs of commissioners.
  • Managing staff to ensure they are supported to develop their practice and perform to a consistently high standard.
  • Ensure the service is innovative and responsive to the changing needs of service users, commissioners and the wider community.
  • Ensure that service users are empowered to be involved in all aspects of service delivery and development.
  • Ensure that the service meets all relevant statutory and legislative responsibilities.

If you would like to join our and lead our team then please apply by sending your CV to .

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism and other forms of negative discrimination through the Groups policies and procedures


Closing date: 28/4/18

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Supported Housing & Mental Health Team Leader

Department: Southampton Way
Work Location: Camberwell, London
Salary: £28,624.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Rota-based

Job description:

Equinox Southampton Way Supported Living Scheme provides self-contained medium/long term accommodation and a recovery approach resettlement programme for men with enduring mental health problems, who have led chaotic lives and/or been institutionalised.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Team Leader who will contribute to the management of Southampton Way and the provision of a responsive and high quality supported living service, provide effective support and supervision for staff in order to achieve full contract and regulatory compliance and deliver an effective, recovery-focused supported living service.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Experience of providing housing management
  • Promotion of service to a range of audiences
  • Experience of recovery focused service provision.
  • Key working risk assessment and support planning
  • Experience of working with Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Experience of contract monitoring
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of pathway management in regards to mental health & housing
  • Experience of working with a range of providers both statutory & voluntary
  • Experience of working with service users with mental health challenges.
  • Experience of service management.
  • Experience of budget management.
  • Experience of devising service specific procedures
  • Experience of completing internal service audits.
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks for social care and housing management
  • Knowledge of relevant government strategies and initiatives
  • Knowledge of Southwark clinical commissioning outcomes
  • Knowledge of NHS five year plan
  • Knowledge of personal health budgets
  • Knowledge of personal social care budgets
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Agenda
  • Good knowledge of the benefits system
  • Knowledge of best practices in social care
  • Knowledge of managing resources & efficiency/savings.


Further Information:
If you feel that this role is for you, please complete an application form which can be found on the web site Equinox. Please note that we do not we do not accept CV’s for this role. The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday, 28th March 2018 11:59pm.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date: 28/03/2018

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Recovery Worker

Work Location: Lewisham, London
Contract: Fixed term (6 months)
Hours per week: 37.5 (rota based)
Job description:


Our service in Lewisham provides supported housing and assertive outreach for people with mental health problems. The service is for people enduring mental health problems and complex needs. Our service users usually have secondary issues such as offending, substance misuse and homelessness. Many of our service users are considered high risk and have had multiple periods in custody or hospital.

About the role:

You will support service users to produce positive outcomes by achieving their personal goals. To assist service users within a supported accommodation environment, as well as across a further 5 sites reflecting a step down model of support provision. To successfully motivate and inspire Service Users to develop the required skills to build confidence and move into successful independent living within the community.


  • Plan and coordinate individual recovery and resettlement plans for the service user liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Provide key work, risk assessment and Recovery Star support planning for service users.
  • Deliver life skills training and support to prepare service user for successful resettlement into independent living.
  • Ensure consistent genuine engagement with service users using appropriate methodologies and inventions to encourage and support their engagement, recovery and progress toward greater independence and community integration.
  • Encourage service users to participate in the running and development of the service.
  • Complete reports electronically including support plans, case notes, meeting notes and other documentation.
  • To input and extract information from computerised packages, client monitoring systems and other database systems.
  • Update case management system with accurate relevant information.
  • Collect, record and monitor payments of rent and service charge.
  • To assist with managing health and safety, maintenance, rent/service charge collection, arrears and void control across the team.
  • Sign up new service users with appropriate tenancy agreement following correct procedures.
  • Assist new residents to take up occupancy including providing induction and information on the conditions of their occupancy
  • Ensure service users understand their rights and responsibilities regarding welfare benefits and assist with making required benefit claims including housing benefit, council tax and change of circumstances.
  • Assist with arrangements for moving into accommodation ensuring application for required benefits, connection of utilities, resolution of maintenance issues and property is adequately furnished.
  • Develop and maintain good community relationships within the locality particularly direct neighbours and other interested parties.
  • Liaise with other agencies ensuring that access to services is maintained and that information is accurately and promptly communicated to other relevant professionals and carers as directed and agreed.

 If you feel that this role is for you, please complete our application form and send to  Please note that we do not we do not accept CV’s for this role.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date: 13 March 2018

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