Project Lead - (Mental Health Self Direct Support) SYHA54190

Recruiter
Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Location
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Salary
Starting salary of £27,122, plus generous holiday's entitlement and excellent benefits
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Expires
11 Oct 2017
Ref
SYHA54190
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Our client is an award winning not-for-profit organisation passionate about housing and supporting people to LiveWell, Settle at home and realise their potential.  A Sunday Times Best 100 Not for Profit organisation to work for and IiP Gold standard, they are a forward thinking, innovative and ambitious organisation. They currently own and manage over 6000 properties, support over 1600 vulnerable customers in care and supported housing projects and employ nearly 500 people. 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join their Mental Health Support Self Direct Service at a time where it is developing and increasing capacity. Our client is one of the providers on the Sheffield Mental Health Recovery Framework and pride themselves on the quality of person centred support delivered. This service offers a range of recovery and preventative focused support to individuals who are awarded self-direct funding. The aim of the service is to build resilience and help individuals to positively develop strategies to enable them to better manage their mental health prevent and promote independence. The service enables people to access mainstream activities within the local communities and may include developing basic living skills, support to return to work, education, or volunteering.

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience and knowledge in mental health recovery.  They will have the ability to be responsive to the demands of an increasing developing service, coordinating and deploying front line staffing support resources to meet the requirements of the service.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide on call cover on a rota basis. 

2 Positions - 1 X Maternity Cover 12 months, 1 X - 12 months Temporary Position

The key areas of the post are the day to day management of the service and this will involve:-

 

  • Providing sound leadership to ensure staff are clear about their respective duties and responsibilities. Providing the support the staff need to carry out their roles efficiently.
  • Having a good understanding of person centred, outcome based care and support provision and achieving excellent outcomes. The ability to write person centred support plan packages when needed.
  • Maintaining excellent communication with customers ' relatives and representatives, staff and other health and social care professionals.
  • Providing excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of health and safety are managed effectively and working to the legislative requirements
  • Ensuring quality assurance systems and processes are followed
  • Ensuring that data performance is accurate and evident.
  • Promoting the service and managing referrals into the service.
  • Planning and scheduling staffing support to meet the needs of the support purchased by the customers.
  • Being responsive to customer's change of needs and identified risks.
  • Monitoring the performance of the project to deliver high quality support to customers within budget.
  • Assisting the Service Managers in implementing service delivery changes.
  • To establish, maintain and develop efficient diary management and team scheduling system.
  • To maintain information management systems to ensure the effective running of the team at all times.
  • Managing the team you will be able to identify capacity within the workforce and drive efficiencies through regional deployment.

Some of their benefits

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 27 days annual leave, statutory bank holidays, plus an additional 4 days
  • Flexible working options including Flexi Time, Condensed Hours, Part Time
  • Excellent training including free annual training and ongoing professional development including a leadership academy
  • Excellent benefits including Rewards - employee discount scheme, which offers cash back and shopping discounts
  • Westfield Health (employer paid)

 

For the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders this role is an excluded job (LiveWell roles).

Working Hours:  37 hours. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide on call cover on a rota basis. 

Closing Date:      Monday 9th October 12:00 noon.                          

Interview Date:  Speed Interviews - 12th October 2017 and Assessment Day - 19th October 2017

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.   

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