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Service Manager – MHST

  • Service: Central and West Lancashire MHST
  • Location: Leyland
  • Salary: £47,328 - £53,250 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 p.w. hours)
  • Ref: 075/21

Are you experienced in leading Children and Young People’s Mental Health services? Are you passionate about empowering Children and Young People to achieve their full potential?

Are you ready to lead a new Service that will transform early intervention in Children and Young People’s mental health services?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’, you might be just who we are looking for…

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Manager to implement, develop and lead our new Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Central and West Lancashire.  Our Service was launched in January this year with 4 MHSTs now being recruited. We already have a number of MHSTs and so are experienced in delivering these high-profile early intervention.

Our Service will ensure children, young people and families access the right help, at the right time, in the right setting. Working in a holistic way, MHST teams will work in close collaboration with education settings and other providers to ensure we avoid children, young people and families falling between services and missing essential and early care.

About Us

A national charity, Compass has a successful track record in early intervention health and wellbeing services for children, young people and families. We use a wide range of creative and dynamic methods of engagement, including digital interventions, across community and educational settings.

Adopting a values-based approach is at the heart of what we do; through collaboration and coproduction with stakeholders our services continually evolve, directing resources based on evidenced need. We are incredibly excited and proud to be part of NHSE’s national MHST project enabling us to develop early intervention models of delivery that make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Central and West Lancashire.

The service will support children, young people and families, providing extra capacity for early intervention support within school and college settings in three core areas:

  • Providing evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing issues
  • Supporting designated senior mental health leads in each setting to develop a wider school approach
  • Provide timely advice to school and college staff

The Person

As a senior manager, you will have a successful record of leading a skill mix team, including clinicians, delivering an innovative and high performing service to children, young people and families. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in partnership with education and will have experience of implementing a new service. You will be adept at balancing strategic and operational leadership of a service being accountable for all areas of service delivery and development.

You will also be an excellent communicator who is able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders including schools, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health England, Senior Education Staff, School Nursing, CAMHS.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and adults, promoting equal opportunities and involving stakeholders in the development of services.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or would like an informal chat, please contact one of the team on 01904 636374.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous annual leave
  • Generous contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service

Closing Date:  30th January 2022

Interview Dates: 9th February 2022

You should note that as Compass delivers public health services, it is likely that it may become an occupational requirement that you must have COVID vaccinations, which would be in line with Government direction subject to the outcome of current consultation.

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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