Team Manager – Mental Health Support Coordinator

Salary: £28,630 - £31,301 per year

Hours: 37

Location: Brighton & Hove

Closing Date: 01/12/2022

Job Description:

Integration and Social Prescribing Division
Brighton
37 hours per week
£28,630 – £31,301 per year
Three point incremental scale, appointment on scale will be based on experience

We are looking for a Team Manager to join our dynamic, innovative management team to lead, develop and deliver real change in mental health within primary care. We are looking for a person with a good understanding of the need for better community mental healthcare and support needs of people experiencing distress. The team is providing targeted holistic and personalised support to people experiencing distress for multiple reasons. The aim is to provide greater inclusion, better access through integrated and non-clinical input.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading local provider. The service is following local investment being used to transform community mental health nationally. This is a new service and therefore there is great opportunity to be at the forefront of developing the quality of emotional wellbeing services in Brighton.

This role will be line managing a team of Mental Health Support Coordinators in Brighton. You will be required to work closely with NHS clinical staff from Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, local Primary Care Networks and GP practice teams. The successful candidate will work with Southdown service leads on the development and integration of these innovative mental health coordinator roles. Southdown is committed to working alongside people with lived experience to coproduce, design, deliver and evaluate service delivery.

To succeed, you’ll need a good understanding of the problems of accessing healthcare, particularly mental healthcare, and a strong commitment to holistic, recovery and trauma informed care. An understanding of the pressures in primary care would be beneficial. Experience of similar non-medical services such as social prescribing and an enthusiastic approach for developing an integrated primary care focussed mental health service. Similar or equivalent transferable skills in management as well a genuine passion for supporting staff to fulfil a complex co-located role and to fulfil their individual potential.

You’ll receive a comprehensive induction followed up with regular training – we’ll invest in you to give you all the tools you need to succeed. You’ll join a supportive team and one of the leading providers of mental health services in Sussex.

Closing date for applications: 1st December 2022

Interviews will be held: 5th December 2022

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