| Team Manager
Mental Health | 1 SW8 |£18.69 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD8096 | Posted: 21/06/2022
Central is currently recruiting for two Team Managers, to work across services in the Wandsworth area. The sites provide a mixture of low/medium and high support services for those experiencing long term, enduring mental health issues and aims to prepare people for moving on/resettlement.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Please note; there is a requirement to occasionally work out of office hours to meet the needs to the service. Cover is required for approximately 2 months. The pay rate for this role is £16.68 per hour, with £2.01 holiday pay totalling £18.69 per hour.
Please note; you will primarily be based at the main service in Battersea Park which supports those with high support needs including mental health or a dual diagnosis. You will also be expected to attend a second floating support service in Wimbledon for low-medium support needs and a service in Tooting.
In this position, you will be expected to;
- Provide day-to-day support to client facing and housing staff to ensure the best possible outcomes from residents and ensuring staff members have the support needed to fulfil their roles
- Assist with recruitment, induction, development and performance management of staff
- Develop the service, with guidance from the regional manager, as a psychologically informed environment (PIE)
- Promote alternative understandings and approaches to mental health issues/emotional distress for those who do not relate to the medical model
- Role model positive working relationships with both residents and external partners.
- Oversee referrals ensuring they meet the criteria and service specification and that referral agencies are aware of the service's selection criteria
- Provide advice and guidance on housing management issues
- Work closely with key workers to identify those ready for move on
- Ensure that staff are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of managing staff in accommodation based services
- Experience of working with hard-to-reach people with the ability to translate this into working towards the co-production of service delivery
- An in-depth understanding of the principles and delivery of planned support, goal setting, safety planning and advocacy with vulnerable people and the ability to support others to deliver this.
- Understanding on the practice of psychologically informed environments (PIE) with the ability to manage the practice and work of others to ensure that the emotional and psychological needs of residents are met
- Ability to be self-motivating, work under pressure, and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need
- Knowledge of mental health and housing legislation and an understanding of how these translate into day to day work
- An understanding and ability to manage housing and building management responsibilities of a managing agent, including undertaking building risk assessments for both fire and health & safety
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.