Head of Service - Social Work
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and develop the operational adult mental health social work services in both Peterborough City Council (PCC) and Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC).
The Trust continues to build an inclusive culture where everyone can be their authentic selves and produce their best work. Our focus on inclusion is intended to build greater diversity in order to reflect the society we serve and be an employer of choice.
Main duties of the job
The post requires a high level of partnership and collaborative working across the NHS and with our two local authorities, as well as other partners, agencies and providers within our health and social care community.
This post needs someone who is a registered social worker, has strong leadership skills and demonstrates a proven record of management and leadership. Extensive experience of working within mental health services is essential to support the pathway.
You will be expected to strengthen the leadership of social work within CPFT and actively support the delivery of the Section 75 Agreement within CPFT.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
1. To lead and manage the delivery of a high quality effective social work service meeting the needs of adults with mental health problems in a responsive way.
2. Proactively work with colleagues to ensure that relevant policies, procedures, and guidance relating to service delivery and employment are in place and are effectively implemented; including practice standards and quality assurance governance arrangements.
3. To have a thorough understanding of the S75 Partnership Agreement relating to the provision of Social Work services within CPFT.
4. To ensure that systems and processes are in place to evidence and report on required performance indicators; this includes delegated legislative responsibilities in relation to the Care Act (2014), Mental Health Act (1983 and subsequent revisions), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and all other applicable statute.
5. To ensure that there is an appropriately resourced, and fit for purpose AMHP service in place.
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