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Service Manager – MHST

  • Service: Compass Go... North East Lincolnshire MHST
  • Location: Grimsby North East Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £46,000 - £52,000 (p.a. equivalent to AfC Band 8a )
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 001/20

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 be part of a trailblazer project 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…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Manager to implement, develop and lead our new Service of Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in North East Lincolnshire (NEL).  Our Service was launched in February this year with 2 MHSTs now recruited; we are delighted to have secured further funding to add another MHST to the Service in February 2021. We are one of the few providers of MHSTs that have the full complement of teams to cover the entire NEL county – this provides a high profile and crucial opportunity to showcase early intervention in mental health.

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 and ensure we avoid children, young people and families falling between services and missing essential and early care.

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 trailblazer 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 North East Lincolnshire.

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
  • Providing targeted interventions to vulnerable groups of young people

As a senior manager, you will have a successful record of leading a skills mix team, including clinicians, delivering an innovative and high performing service to children and young people. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in partnership within 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, Kooth, CAMHS.

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:    

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Eye tests for VDU users
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous contributory Pension Scheme (14.3% employer contribution)

To apply, you will need to download and complete our application form. We would also be grateful if you could complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing Date:  Sunday 25th October 2020

Interview Date: Monday, 2 November 2020 via MS Teams

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for 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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