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Manager - Forensic Mental Health (Private Sector)

  • Salary: £35 - £38 per hour
  • Location: London
  • Date posted: 01-10-2019
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Private & Voluntary, Management, Social Care, Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00006652_1569947017

My client, who operates across London, is currently on the lookout for a new Project Manager with an extensive background in mental health and forensic clients. The role is based at Head Office one day per week, with the remainder of the week being spent across various locations, supervising several Forensic Mental Health Practitioners.

The role's objective is to supervise HCPC registered Social Workers, OT's, Mental Health Nurses and Psychologists, who are delivering an assessment service, which identifies people going through the justice system with mental health issues or other vulnerabilities. The team creates reports daily and works in partnership with relevant third parties including charities, social services and the Police.

Your responsibilities as the Project Manager

  • To provide support and feedback to Forensic Mental Health Practitioners.
  • To ensure that correct legislation is followed and aims are adhered to.
  • To participate in recruiting for the team.
  • Ensuring the rota is well staffed every week.
  • Providing training and development opportunities to new staff members.
  • Monitoring expenditure to ensure the project is run cost-effectively.
  • Participate in the development of the team through staff meetings, supervisory meetings, training events etc.

Requirements of you as the Project Manager:

  • An excellent understanding of key sections of the Mental Health Act relating to Forensics.
  • An excellent knowledge of Safeguarding.
  • A track record of managing qualified Mental Health staff.
  • At least five years working in Mental Health as a Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.
  • HCPC Registration.
  • At least two excellent references.
  • To be available to work within 3 weeks.

Location: London

Rate: £35-38 per hour

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Marcus Burns on 0118 948 5555 for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details.

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