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IPS Service Manager (Trust wide)

Job Reference: 346-CORP-72-19

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental health
Trustwide, Trustwide
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen, for a permanent post leading our Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service Trust wide.

The IPS employment model is internationally recognised as the most effective way to support people with mental health problems to gain and keep paid employment. It is based on over 20 years of research.

The IPS service manager will be professionally accountable and responsible for the delivery of the Trust Wide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service, working closely with people with common mental health problems and their clinicians. They will line manage the IPS supervisors (team leads) in the Trust, and be accountable and responsible for the professionalism of the all IPS staff in TEWV, ensuring they provide a personalised service to clients.

The successful candidate will provide effective leadership and management, supervision, training, mentoring, and role modelling of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach to IPS service staff members, ensuring this is understood as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users. They will give IPS staff members the confidence to use the flexibilities available to them, recognising innovation and rewarding those who are most successful at helping clients find and remain in paid work.

They will lead all IPS staff supporting service users to gain and retain paid employment. The role will involve working directly with all relevant stakeholders: service users, community based mental health staff, employers and partner agencies e.g. Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions, and employment agencies to secure paid employment opportunities.

The successful candidate will ensure that national guidelines including the IPS fidelity scale are followed by all those delivering IPS in TEWV and that IPS targets are achieved. They will have overall responsibility for training needs analysis of IPS staff in TEWV at all levels of delivery and support the development needs of each staff member. In addition they will lead practice development and service development initiatives to ensure continual quality improvement as an integral part of the Trust’s Quality Improvement System.

The IPS Service Manager will also be required to independently manage their own small caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems and who are unemployed. You will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment by offering individual placement and support.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and highly motivated, with excellent communication skills. Innovation, determination and ability to lead an influence are vital.

You will apply consistently high standards, have knowledge of relevant legislation and be willing to attend training as required. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate a strong commitment to employment and social inclusion.

Supervision and support will be offered on a regular basis with ongoing training and development opportunities relevant to the post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Bullock Trust Professional Head of Occupational Therapy 07771978453

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

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