Mental Health Social Care Manager
Mental Health, Adult Pathway, Adult and Community Services.
This is a great opportunity for you, as a motivated, professional and experienced social worker, to support our Mental Health transformation in Suffolk and lead a well-established team.
You will play a key role in the development and delivery of the specialist service area; positively contributing 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 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; 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, experience and demonstrable knowledge of the Mental Health Act gained through practice and application; along with good literacy, research, problem solving and negotiation skills.
You will receive:
- 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.
- flexible working arrangements
- a relocation package of up to GBP8k (if agreed) for qualifying new employees, to support you if you need to move to Suffolk
- free parking for you as a peripatetic worker
- a free DBS check (if you are registered on the DBS Update Service)
- public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme
- tax free bikes through our 'cycle to work' scheme
- a contributory pension scheme
- a benefits scheme that includes a childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme
- a free 24/7 support line, providing general information, counselling and legal advice
- a wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies.
We recognise that our people are our greatest resource, so we are seeking a great team member with the right values and behaviours, to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.
- Achieve - be the best we can be
- Support - work as one team
- Pride - take pride in and are proud of what we do
- Inspire - model the ASPIRE values
- Respect - give and earn respect
- Empower - empower, encourage and motivate people.
You may be required to travel frequently in rural areas, therefore, 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 Jo Bailey on .
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Closing date: 11.30pm, 14 July 2019.
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.