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Access Team Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Manager to provide strong leadership to a dynamic and friendly Access Service, which offers a single point of entry into secondary mental health services through the screening and triage of all referrals received.

The Access Team provides an assessment and brief interventions for service users based on clinical need and risk and offers support prior to referring into secondary care or signposting to alternative services. The team works in partnership with all stakeholders to provide a high standard of care to meet individual needs.

The post holder will also support the integration and development of the Criminal Justice Mental Health Team to operate the front door for mental health secondary care access.

We are looking for a talented and motivated individual who can lead the day-to-day operation of the Access Team and CJMHT, providing management and supervision to practitioners working within the service.If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people with severe and enduring mental health needs and have a focus on providing safe, effective, high-quality care, with support from the service manager, then we would be delighted to receive your application.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have responsibility for the management and supervision of the Access and Criminal Justice Mental Health Team and for the standard of practice, which must be delivered according to the policies and procedures of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust . You will provide strong leadership to the team to ensure it performs in the most efficient and effective way providing a safe, high-quality service.

The post holder will carry a reduced clinical workload providing mental health assessment, follow-up and outcome planning in line with the needs of the service users.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services.

Were proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • RMN / DipSW / CQSW/ OT - registration with appropriate professional organisation
  • Training related to management, supervision and staff development.
Work related circumstances Essential
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility
  • Be able to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a senior mental health practitioner at Band 6 or above in a Primary Care setting.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working in mental health care
  • Experience of providing day-to-day clinical leadership and operational management of a similar service with competing demands
  • Experience of working to objectives, within a performance management framework.
  • Range of experience working with vulnerable adults
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience in chairing professional meetings.
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge of current mental health legislation and guidance
  • Working knowledge of the Stepped Care Model and NICE guidance in the treatment of mental health problems
  • Overview and knowledge of the range of interventions and services that meet the needs of all service users referred to the mental health Access and Crisis Team and wider Mental Health Services.
  • Understanding of CPA and Care Management Role
  • Understanding of the Fair Access to Care Services agenda
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Experience of working in a high pressure clinical environment
  • Evidence of well developed team leadership and management skills
  • Evidence of well developed comprehensive mental health assessment skills and ability to be able to formulate risk
  • Evidence of well developed risk assessment and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experience and/or qualification in the provision of clinical supervision to junior team members

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