We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.
We have two great opportunities to join Suffolk County Council's Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Service as a Mental Health Social Care Manager, based in Ipswich and Lowestoft.
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative service? Come and join us at Suffolk County Council in our Mental Health Social Work service.
Mental Health Services in Suffolk are undergoing an exciting transformation and we are striving to strengthen our Mental Health Social Work identity to provide a strong, recovery-focused model for the people of Suffolk.
We promote personalisation through our practice model, Supporting Lives and Connecting Communities, and have adopted the Signs of Safety model throughout ACS. Partnership working is strong and through joint care planning, we strive for a person-centred approach that supports people to be independent, resilient, and having choice and control. We have a strong, cohesive, and supportive management team, who are committed to continuous professional development, and a reputation for changing services for the better.
Come and join us and be part of our team, making mental health everyone's business.
You will need
We are looking to recruit two Mental Health Social Work Managers who have a strong commitment to supporting their local communities and building links and networks for the people we work with, who have good knowledge, understanding and experience of working with relevant legislation in practice.
* have the leadership skills and experience to be able to establish and manage a Mental health Social work team in the respective area, that focuses on recovery and strength based outcomes
* have the ability and experience to undertake and promote innovative strengths-based assessments and care planning with individuals, carers, and their personal support networks
* be open to change, innovative and confident with a focus on strengthening social work; be ambitious about what people can achieve and keen to explore ideas for positive outcomes.
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don't meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
Travelling requirements for your role
* Frequent Travel Essential - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jo Bailey, Operations and Partnership Manager for Mental Health 07714 139735.
Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings we are starting to explore and trial new hybrid and remote working practices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.
Call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.
Closing date: 9 January 2022.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.