LONDON BOROUGH OF HACKNEY
The NHS Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults outlines the vision of the Long-Term Plan for place based personalised community mental health services, offering a whole person, population health approach, aligned to the new Primary Care Networks. The post of Operational Lead will involve working between these Primary Care Networks and the new Complex Needs Service (formerly CMHT) and will involve leading and developing services through a period of considerable change.
As an Operational Lead you will lead on managing and developing community and family led services that offer a strengths based approach to practice while demonstrating a clear understanding of mental health and the social determinants of health. The post holder will form part of a small team of senior staff who oversee and supervise staff who are involved in the triage, assessment and care coordination of new referrals and service users open to the service
The Operational Lead is accountable to the Community Services Manager who will provide professional supervision and line management. The Operational lead works with Psychiatry and Psychology in the team to provide a consistent, high quality service which is recovery focused, and sensitive to the needs of a diverse community. All are responsible for ensuring service delivery is of a consistently high standard and assisting the team in meeting these standards.
If you are an Approved Mental Health Professional, you will be expected to act as a senior AMHP, supervising the work of AMHP’s via a management rota, offering support and advice and ensuring high practice standards are maintained and the legal frameworks are adhered to.
This opportunity will benefit an enthusiastic and motivated practitioner who is looking to develop their management experience. The successful candidate will provide an important management and leadership role in this service.
East London NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive mental health service to people from a diverse range of cultures and ethnic groups covering the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Luton and Bedfordshire. Our aim is to provide the very highest standards of care based on strong partnerships with Social Services and Primary Care Trusts.
Our Adult Community Mental Health Teams provide high quality assessment and treatment of people with complex needs and enduring mental health problems, in partnership with service users, carers, local GPs, social care colleagues and voluntary organisations.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 04 April 2021.
Interviews: w/c 19 April 2021.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.