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Service Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about Autism and making a difference? Service development and team wellbeing?

The DAAIT (Devon Adult Autism Interventions Team) is looking for a Service Manager to ensure this fledging service can now take its next steps since becoming operational in April 2022.

The team forms part of the Devon System adult Autism provision, working across the whole of Devon, and works closely with system partners in both health & social care

The team seeks to promote a culture based on principles of a strength based approach, choice and personalised care and treatment, in which autistic individuals, and their key supports/families can expect to be active in decision making about interventions offered.

Main duties of the job

The Service Manager will work as an integral part of the leadership team within the Devon Adult Autism Intervention Team (DAAIT), with day to day operational responsibility for the service. Ensuringthe existing service, which includes direct management of Occupational Therapy provision into the Devon County Council ASC/ADHD Social Care Team, continues to offer patient centred care with good clinical governance as well as taking forwards ongoing service developments which meets the needs of the commissioned population.

Providing efficient and effective day to day management in the delivery of clinical interventions, ensuring best use of resources across the post diagnostic pathway, and working with colleagues within the Devon Adult Autism & ADHD Service (DAANA) to develop and deliver joint initiatives across the whole Autism pathway.

The Service Manager will ensure effective governance and delivery of the service model, and specifications based on evidence and best practice guidance within commissioned requirements. Ensuring consistent implementation of clinical pathways and reporting on these internally and to commissioners as required. .

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full job description and person specification attached to the advert which will provide further information.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to degree or equivalent experience/competence.
  • Professional qualification in Nursing, or Allied Health Professional
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.
  • Post qualification training directly applicable to the delivery of autism, neurodiversity, mental health services
Experience Essential
  • Experience of managing staff within an autism, neurodiversity or mental health service
  • Budget management
  • Experience of working with autistic individuals, or those with other neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying and delivering professional development and improving standards of professional care.
  • Management Experience in the delivery of Mental Health and /or related healthcare services demonstrating effective track record of managing complex services and budgets
  • Operational experience across a range of health and/or social care service teams
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of a strength based/recovery approach
  • An understanding of multi-agency working across the health and social care spectrum and voluntary and independent sector
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Autism clinical pathways
  • Good working knowledge of other Healthcare and public service
  • Up to date knowledge of evidence based range of interventions relevant to Autism

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