Specialist Deputy Manager Counselling Psychology
Specialist Deputy Manager within a mental health rehabilitation service full time permanent paying £28,000
Your new company
My client is the housing, care and support arm of a major housing association and is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of housing, care and support services across London and the South East. Their aim is to improve the quality of life of their customers, building confidence and skills to allow them to live independently while playing an active role in their communities.
They view all their customers as individuals with specific needs, treating them with respect and dignity, and focusing on achieving real results.
You will have previous experience working in mental health, ideally with a Psychology degree or relevant qualifications that enable you to provide psychologically informed practice or drug and alcohol specialist support
Your new role
You will take lead responsibility in offering a broad range of support to people with mental health and complex needs; helping them sustain their homes and to live in the community. You will oversee recruiting, supporting and supervising staff, setting and demanding professional standards of working.
You will oversee and develop effective working relationships with partners and commissioners, ensuring that my client is contract compliant and a positive reputation of the service is maintained. You will ensure the delivery of a quality service which reflects best practice and adheres to all relevant legislation, policies, procedures and performance standards.
You will provide in house training to staff in personal areas of expertise i.e. counselling, nursing, social work, drug and alcohol specialist. You will also manage a team of Support Officers and Support Assistants under the direction of the General Manager
What you'll need to succeed
In order to succeed you will have previous experience of working that is relevant to mental health. You will have experience working in community settings therapeutically, including assessments, designing interventions and demonstrating outcomes. You would have developed clinical interventions for both staff and customers in the past and have experience of assessment, risk management and support planning relevant to mental health.
You will have knowledge of the Housing, Care and Support Sectors and understand up to date legislation and government frameworks relevant to mental health. Safeguarding knowledge of procedures for adults and children is a must and you will have experience of fostering and maintaining positive working relations internally and externally.
You will have a degree in Psychology and ideally have previous experience working within mental health as a Counsellor.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working hours, competitive rates of pay, fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry. Discounts at major retailers and high street stores, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme.
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