Head of Health Service
Permanent - Homebased - UK wide - Working Remotely
Full time - 35 Hours per week
£50,250 p.a. (£49,500 p.a. Salary + £750 p.a. Homeworking Allowance)
Candidates living in a London Borough will also get a London Weighting Allowance of £3,613 p.a.
Would you like to be part of an amazing opportunity to develop an entirely new Health Service within the UK’s largest dedicated charitable fostering agency, improving outcomes for those young people currently in TACT’s care as well as those who have left care and are TACT Connect members?
Do you have a degree and or qualification in Nursing, Clinical Psychology and relevant post-graduate qualification in Children and Adolescent’s Mental Health?
Have you worked in Child Health and specifically Young People’s Mental Health services within NHS, Local Authority or multi-disciplinary settings?
If you would like to use this experience to deliver quality interventions, advise, signpost and work with a wide range of social care and health professionals in supporting staff and carers make a positive difference with regards to our young people’s health needs…….THEN THIS COULD BE THE ROLE FOR YOU!!!!
Core Responsibilities include:
- Project managing the introduction of the TACT Health Care Service which will provide health care interventions, support and awareness to TACT’s carers and the young people we care for.
- Use research and insight into analysed data and trends in the wider area of child health.
- Integrate and adapt internal processes and systems so that matters of children’s health can be supported and enhanced by this service provision and working closely with our managers in reviewing psychology services to support carers and young people. Moderate and evaluate direct therapy that is commissioned by TACT to ensure it is equitable economically, ethically and in quality.
- Work to advocate for young people’s needs in professional meetings and ensure all our children and young people receive the health services they require and are entitled to, working to reduce delays, securing funding and negotiating to find ways around long waiting lists.
- Build safe, positive, impactful relationships with children and carers in need of direct and referred health care support and help others to manage productive outcomes regarding health.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with other stakeholders in relation to children and carers health needs.
- Raise awareness of the new Health Service with carers, young people, TACT teams and other social care organisations.
- A degree and or qualification and professional registration in Nursing, Clinical Psychology and relevant post-graduate qualification in Child and Adolescent’s Mental Health.
- Previous experience of working in child health (including mental health) and working in multi-disciplinary team such as CAMHS.
- A broad range of clinical skills and knowledge around Trauma Informed practice, PACE, CBT, Solution Focused and Group work.
- Ability to assess reports and interpret clinical information in order to provide clear and concise information tailored for different audiences.
- Ability to work as part of a team, manage power, resistance, conflict and difference across services and think creatively in order to meet the health needs of our young people.
This list is not exhaustive, please see Job Description and Person Specification for more details.
TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:
- 31 days paid holiday plus Bank holidays and extra leave for long service
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Group income protection scheme.
- Death in service scheme.
- Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
- Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
Please see Applicant Information Pack for more information.
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact the recruiting Executive Director of Children's Services (Andy Pallas) on 07793 580 440.
Closing: Monday, 31st January 2022
Interviews: Wednesday, 9th February 2022 (pm) & Thursday, 10th February 2022 (pm) via Microsoft Teams
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people. All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.
TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.