Assistant Team Manager - CMHT - Berkshire - GBP38 per hour

38.00 - 40.00 GBP Hourly
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
The Community Mental Health Team for Adults is a multi-disciplinary service offered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The purpose of the team is to support people with complex mental health needs in the community to access appropriate services to aid recovery.

The role of the Assistant Community Services Manager is to assist the Community Services Manager in ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place to enable staff in the team to fulfil their roles and responsibilities to maximum effectiveness with the allocated resources. Where appropriate, there will be close liaison with other teams and agencies with the purpose of ensuring that people with eligible needs receive a holistic service, meeting all identified needs. In particular this post will contribute to ensuring that there is effective supervision of staff and that services are delivered and developed according to policies, procedures and good practice guidelines.


* To ensure that all relevant Legislative requirements, Council and Departmental policies are implemented through the work of the team.
* To contribute to the running of the Department as required, including deputising for Community Services Manager.
* To take a departmental or team lead within a specified area of work as required.


* To ensure that arrangements for support are personalised and cost-effective before they are submitted for approval.
* To ensure that staff understand their responsibilities in relation to financial management


* To ensure that records are maintained appropriately so that the performance of the team can be monitored and reported.
* To carry out or contribute to performance/quality audits with the purpose of improving the service to people.


* To participate in developing approaches and strategies to support continuous improvement of service to people and their carers. This will include consultations, communications and liaison with a wide variety of stakeholders


* To participate in assessment and care co-ordination, including care planning under the Care Programme Approach for people in need of support.
* To ensure that own practice provides a role model for personalised approaches.


* To contribute to all staff support related functions including recruitment, supervision, training, appraisal and where appropriate, performance management.
* To support a multi-disciplinary approach to ensuring that the needs of people are met creatively within the ethos of self-directed support.
* To act as Safeguarding Manager as and when required.
* To participate in and contribute to a range of meetings / functions to represent the Community Mental Health Service to ensure that the requirements of the people using the service are properly represented.
* To deputise for the Community Services Manager..

Such other duties as may be necessary, compatible with the nature of the post. It should be noted that the above list of main duties and responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement of the final duties of the post. It is intended to give an overall view of the position and should be taken as guidance only