Are you a creative and dynamic Occupational Therapy leader passionate about the recovery agenda? Do you want to utilise your expertise in new ways to support the long term wellbeing of people experiencing mental health challenges? If the answer is yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you.
The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Team at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust provides a service that is person centered and focuses purely on supporting individuals to achieve their goals around finding and retaining paid employment of their choice.
The post holder will be responsible for the management, leadership, and development of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS)Services This will include day to day responsibility for the operation of the service, direct line management of the IPS team members. Best practice will be role modeled via the post-holder holding a small caseload. Leadership skills will also be utilized to strategically plan and develop the services offered.
To provide leadership and support to Occupational Therapists within Adult Community Division.
- Strategically developing the IPS service including the delivery of KPI objectives and targets outlined in the service business/development plans.
- Providing a line management function to the Employment Specialists and be responsible for the day to day operations of the service.
- To manage caseloads and service delivery in accordance with the performance requirements for IPS.
- Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet people’s identified needs
- Ensuring the continued accreditation of the service (Centre of Excellence for IPS services).
- Developing strategic partnerships with other IPS providers and in the employment and voluntary sectors to ensure service development in line with local and national initiatives.
- Improving quality assurance and governance systems of the service
- Identifying potential networks locally in order to expand the service.
- Providing a deputy function as requested to the Service Manager for AHP and Recovery Services
- To support the development and use of systems to monitor and review the service provision against national and local standards as a means of initiating and implementing change and ongoing improvement in services.
- Accountable for the financial, workforce development, and information management functions related to the service
- Working closely with commissioners in the context of performance against mandated targets and development of service.
- Provides highly specialised advice concerning the care of individuals under IPS Service and as Lead OT for the Division.,.
- Ensure the services promote and apply equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory interventions that respect the patients/volunteers customs, values, and spiritual beliefs.
- To provide vocational supervision to Occupational Therapists within the Division
- To identify and enable the development of Occupational Therapists within the Division
- To observe and oversee adherence to all Health and Safety at work policies and contribute towards safe working practices.
- Work within Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust agreed policies and procedures, protocols, guidelines, and standards at all times and promote competent working practice within and integrated, multi-disciplinary setting.
- Be aware of, understand, and comply with the relevant professional's guidelines. The Mental Health Act 1983 and other relevant legislation at all times. Conform to the organisational Clinical Governance and Patient’s Charter Standards.
- Promote and support the participation of service users in developing local services, information and guidelines through effective communication, consultation and to promote opportunities for service users and their families to contribute at all levels.
- You hold an Occupational Therapy qualification and are registered as an Occupational Therapist with experience of working with people with mental health conditions.
- Additionally, you are a highly organised critical thinker with experience of managing staff.
- Excellent communication skills using a range of mediums, with effective and confident presentation skills
- Skills for communicating highly complex and sensitive information
- Strong interpersonal skills, being exceptionally good at relationship building
- Managing conflict and negotiation/problem-solving skills.
- High level of influence, marketing, and promotion skills requiring tenacity and persuasion with a range of internal and external stakeholders
- Person centered style of communication which uses recovery language
- Advanced report writing skills using relevant publicity mediums
- Skills to analyse and form a judgment on highly complex facts and situations e.g. managerial investigation, performance management of a service
- Understanding of research methodology and application to service development
- Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to interpret a range of indicators and statistics for the delivery of financial responsibilities
The above list is not exhaustive - please review the full job description and person specification here
For more information or an informal conversation, please contact Sara Brewin, Service Manager for AHPs, Recovery and Inclusion Services on 07966 993698