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Mental Health Social Care Manager

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Haymills House, Stowmarket
Salary details:
£39,723 - £49,385
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
23 June 2019 11:30 PM
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Central IDT (Integrated Delivery Team), Mental Health, Adult and Community Services.
Flexible Working Options are available, see job description.

Your Role

This is a great opportunity for you to lead a well-established team and to play a key role in the development and delivery of the specialist service area; to positively contribute to the effective leadership of mental health services, supporting the management team in delivering a culture where Mental Health is understood and valued at all levels.

This will involve you managing a multi-disciplinary community mental health team including staff employed by the NHS Trust and Suffolk County Council and contribute to the corporate management of Mental Health Social Services and NHS Trust Mental Health Services.

Working alongside your colleagues, you will manage demand and workload of the team ensuring the most effective use of staff resources to meet client needs and service strategies.

This role is demanding, but it is a rewarding choice as part of the next step in your career; helping people and making a real difference in their lives.

The Team

In our Central Suffolk IDT (Integrated Delivery Team), we are responsible for the coordinated delivery of community mental health services in our locality. This includes support for children and their families, adolescents, working age and older adults, and individuals with a learning disability.

We provide clinical interventions to address complex mental health needs, as well as certain specialist difficulties such as ADHD and autism. We have a range of qualified and experienced professionals in a multidisiplinary team.​

This involves managing referrals coming in from GPs, the Access and Assessment team and other professional agencies, to then arrange care packages and establish care plans.

The Service

Mental Health service provision in Suffolk has a Mental Health strategy that has been co-produced with partners and service users and an unwavering commitment to improve services for the better.

Partnership working is strong, and there is an appetite to build on our strengths and move the service towards innovative and reflective practice; as staff are supported through a reinvigorated Section 75 agreement and a network of partnership support.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

You will have a genuine commitment to collaborative working with partners across the system, and be passionate about finding and embracing new and innovative ways of working to deliver better outcomes for the people of Suffolk.

To be successful, you will need budget and supervisory knowledge and experience and demonstrable knowledge of Mental Heath Act gained through practice and application; along with good literarcy, research, problem solving and negotiation skills.

Support provided

There will be:

  • a full package of induction, support and development that will be tailored to meet your needs.
  • an opportunity to achieve your own development goals in-line with the role's operational requirements
  • opportunities to develop a reflective and learning culture, where best practice is celebrated through an academy approach, working with Principal Social Work colleagues and the local university.

Relocation package of up to £8k is available where agreed, to support you if you need to move to Suffolk.

You may be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full driving licence and have access to personal transport.

A relevant social work qualification and HCPC registration is essential, along with continued professional development.

For an informal discussion, please call Michael Hecht on (01449) 745200 or Kirsty Bailey on (01473) 263447.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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