• Belfast
  • Temporary
  • KECS18
  • kelly.eccles@premiere-agency.com

Premiere People are urgently seeking a Regional Health and Wellbeing Case Manager on behalf of a Public Sector Client based in Belfast.

The role is immediately available until 30 June 2022 with a possibility of extension.

Benefits: Weekly pay, Holiday Pay, Public Sector Pay rates

About the role
The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) was established by the Executive Office to deliver Health and Wellbeing support and services to victims and survivors of the troubles/conflict. From June 2020 the VSS has been providing emotional support to victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse currently engaging in the HIA Redress process.  VSS is currently engaging in a collaborative design process to design, develop and implement health and wellbeing support and services for HIA victims and survivors from September 2020.

The VSS provide accessible, responsive and co-ordinated services to meet the needs of victims and survivors in an integrated way.

Key Elements that constitute the role of a regional Health and Wellbeing Case Manager for the Victims and Survivors Service are as follows;

• Ensure the needs of victims and survivors are appropriately assessed and a tailored support plan put in place using agreed Standardised Assessment for the Sector
• Ensure victims and survivors have their needs targeted and have access to the right treatment, care and support, at the right time and in the right place, by ensuring plans and actions are followed up through one-to-one support from a Health and Wellbeing Caseworker
• Engage with other trauma specialists, the community & voluntary services and statutory services.
• Through the design and implementation of a clinical risk strategy, identify high risk individuals and ensure services/pathways are appropriate.
• Ensure an innovative and pro-active approach to targeting the most vulnerable and marginalised victims and survivors.
• Ensure responsiveness and mitigate against duplication of services.
• Provide leadership to the Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers, including mentoring and guidance.
• Delegate and oversee the management of individual cases.
• Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation process for VSS.
• Manage the security/processing of confidential information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act / industry Code of Ethics and practice.
• Regularly provide progress and management reports to the VSS Senior Management Team.
• Promote a culture of continuous service improvement amongst staff and others by encouraging their participation and that of victims and survivors, in reviewing and modernising current services.
• Provide high-level advice and expertise to the Head of Health and Wellbeing Services, Chief Executive Officer and other senior staff within statutory services in relation to the building of capacity and development of pathways within the victims sector.
• Delegate appropriate responsibility and authority to staff in order to ensure effective service delivery and decision making, whilst retaining overall accountability and responsibility for outcomes.
• Promote equality of opportunity, both in the management of staff and in the provision of care to victims and survivors.
• Work as part of a wider management team to develop team and individual objectives and targets in line with annual corporate objectives.
• Ensure that the needs and wellbeing of victims and survivors are at the core of the way VSS delivers its services.
• Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the business, including management reporting, information flow and organisational planning.
• Pro-actively prepare for and then co-ordinate activity in relation to audits or reviews.

Essential Criteria
Applicants must be a qualified Social Work Or Occupational Therapist Or Mental Health Nurse

Or Hold a Honours degree in Psychology with a Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS at the date of taking up the post.

Or A recognised Diploma in one or more of the following: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Including A minimum of 3 years’ supervised post-qualifying experience* gained within the last 6 years working in the field of mental health, 1 year of which must be within the field of trauma.

With registration with professional body (BACP, IACP, IACT, UKCP, ICP, AFT, BPS,BABCP, IABCP, NISCC**,HPC, NMC)

**Applicants currently registered with alternative social care registration bodies may also apply **
• Practical experience of working with Troubles/conflict-related mental health issues
• PTSD, multiple complex traumas, dissociation, etc.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in building constructive and collaborative working relationships in a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency environment to meet client needs.
• Practical experience of evidence based practice guidelines for treatment, as outlined by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
• Niscc registration
• A current UK Driving Licence with access to a car.

Desirable Criteria
Experience of managing a budget.
Experience of delivering presentations or training to various organisations.

Please contact a member of our Healthcare Team on 02890720104 or alternatively email your CV to kelly.eccles@premiere-agency.com