Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.
Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.
We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.
Do you wish to become part of an innovative and exciting development within urgent mental health care delivery in Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust?
We are in transformational times and in the process of establishing and implementing a brand new 24/7 First Response Service. We are looking for energetic, motivated and intelligent Team Managers to work at the forefront of mental health urgent care services. The FRS provides open access 24 hours a day all year round to service users in a mental health crisis and the successful candidates will manage not only this strand of the service, but our 136 suite and specialised assessment clinics as well.
Our assessment clinic provides the completion of holistic mental health assessments for service users who are experiencing all aspects of mental health difficulties. This encompasses liaising with GP’s, service users, family/carers and facilitating the MDT in order to collaboratively complete individualised treatment plans for our service users. Our assessment suite provides a place of safety for people detained by the Police under section 136 of the Mental Health Act.
The successful candidates will be involved in the establishing and continuing development of the FRS and building relationships with external agencies. Enthusiasm and self-motivation are essential. They will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to promote good practice and performance standards. They will be committed and enthusiastic Team Managers ensuring a collaborative approach to maximize the potential of the team.
The team comprises a mix of professionals and levels of experience, nurses, social workers, allied health professionals, medics and support workers. As a cohort we aim to be kind, knowledgeable and show a level of commitment to our service area which is beyond reproach.
Key qualities of the successful applicants will be knowledge, patience, a positive outlook and an ability to see solutions. We need Team Managers who understand the role of leadership, whilst valuing reflective practice, supervision and humour.
Shortlisting is planned for 2nd June 2020
Interviews are planned for 12th June 2020
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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