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Care Coordinator/CMHT Practitioner (Early Intervention in Psychosis)

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Calderdale Insight is an Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) community mental health team. We offer support and treatment for people aged 14 - 67 who are experiencing a First Episode Psychosis or At Risk Mental State (ARMS).

We have achieved Top Performing status in the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis for the past five years. A recent Quality Monitoring visit found our team to have one of the best cultures they had encountered. We were described as a team that puts the service user and their carers at the centre; that is clearly supportive of each other; that is flexible, friendly, and empathetic; and that is well led.

Calderdale Insight utilise a team approach that finds the right balance of autonomy and support from colleagues. The work can be challenging, and our standards are high, but the team genuinely feel supported in their decision making. Work related stress levels and sickness are minimal. Job satisfaction is high.

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible, and creative person to join our team as a Care Coordinator. The post is open to registered nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. It is a full time band 6 post.

Main duties of the job

To undertake the role of Care Co-ordinator in the assessment, development and delivery of support to people experiencing first episode psychosis or At Risk Mental State..

To provide a full care management service to clients and their carers.

Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team you will work with individuals and their families or carers providing support, education, family work and evidence based interventions aimed towards promoting recovery.

You will work with people aged between 18 and 64 years in a service which aims to work with other agencies including primary care to raise awareness of psychosis and to reduce the length of time people remain untreated.

To supervise, instruct and teach junior and unqualified staff and students.

To undertake duties designed to extend clinical and managerial expertise as delegated by the manager when required.

The successful candidate will be passionate in the delivery of recovery based and collaborative approaches to care planning, working flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Result Areas:

Management of own caseload in line with C.P.A. procedures and risk management protocols.

Provision of leadership to the Early Intervention in Psychosis team in respect of psycho-social interventions to people and their carers in line with national and local practice standards e.g. NICE
  • Supervision and support of other team members.
  • Participation in service development and clinical governance structures.


1. Assesses needs and identifies problems relevant to the care of people referred.
  • Devises a plan of care in partnership with the person and carers.
  • Implements the planned programme of care to ensure a high standard is achieved.
  • Reviews the effectiveness of the care provided and where appropriate initiates any action.
  • Advises and supports the person and carers to promote health and well-being and to prevent illness.
  • Recognises situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the person and initiates action that may be required.
  • Establishes and maintains satisfactory communication with all agencies involved in the persons care in both hospital and community.
  • Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Management of enquiries and direct referrals of people in accordance with Early Intervention in Psychosis team operational policy and participates in the team duty rota.
  • Maintain professional registration and demonstrate commitment to statutory codes of practice and continued professional development requirements.
  • Responsible for acting up in the absence of the team leader

  • Administrative:

    1. Maintains accurate patient care records in accordance with professional codes of conduct and trust procedures and ensures records are made available when required by the appropriate agency.

    2. Participates in the formulation of policies at unit level.

    3. Maintains accurate mileage records.

    4. Manages caseload with due economy of cost and time.

    5. Ensures safe carriage, storage and administration of drugs prescribed (registered nurses only).

    6. Responsible for the ordering of stock with due economy.

    7. Produces monthly statistics in line with trust directives.

    8. Keeps the Management Team and colleagues informed of developments relevant to the area of responsibility.


    1. Supervises students and trainees on placement.
  • Assists in the teaching and in-service training of staff.
  • Is conversant with current trends in clinical practice.
  • Participates and accepts delegated responsibility in research and clinical audit as required.
  • Attends courses or training sessions relevant to the updating of knowledge and experience.

  • Personnel:

    1. Promotes an understanding of mental health and well being.
  • Ensures health and safety regulations are observed.
  • Attends mandatory training sessions as directed by the Trust.
  • Participates in the values based induction and the annual appraisal process.
  • Attends team meetings.
  • Supports the Trusts commitment to a healthy work-life balance.

  • For full Job Description please see attached in Supporting Documents

    Person Specification



    • Assessment and care planning skills.
    • Risk assessment and risk management.
    • Relevant post-registration qualifications and / or training.
    • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.


    • Successful completion of venepuncture course and able to demonstrate competence



    • RMN Current NMC registration
    • Social Worker/Occupational Therapist-current HCPC registration
    • Experience of mentoring/supporting learners or ability to demonstrate the skills required for effective mentoring.
    • Practice Education/Practice Assessor Preparation Certificate



    • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing people experiencing complex mental health problems.
    • Experience of supporting and supervising colleagues/students/trainees.
    • Experience of using IT systems to support, record and monitor clinical activity.
    • Can demonstrate skills in assessing and managing risk in a variety of settings.
    • Proven ability in assessing the needs and strengths of people and their carers Experience of delivering a range of therapeutic interventions.
    • Working within an integrated multi-disciplinary environment and co-working with other teams and professions within team meetings, case conferences and professional meetings.
    • Ability to support colleagues with day-to-day caseload management including prioritisation of responsibilities in times of high clinical demand.
    • Ability to promote and develop links with other professionals for e.g .practitioners within long term conditions, primary care
    • Evidence of knowledge and application in practice of national guidance and standards, e.g. NICE, CQC, CQUINs.
    • Experience of working holistically with older adults in a bio psycho-social model of care with emphasis on physical ill health that impacts on mental wellbeing.


    • Experience of working in an assertive community treatment model.
    • Experience of working with children and young adults.
    • Experience of working in an Early Intervention in Psychosis service.
    • Experience of working with people experiencing psychosis.
    • Experience of working with people experiencing At Risk Mental State.
    • Experience of assessing student nurses / student Occupational Therapists / Trainee Nurse Associates.

    Special Knowledge and Skills


    • Working knowledge of recent government legislation e.g. Mental Health Act, Health & Safety, Care Programme Approach.
    • Able to work incorporating principles of Clinical Governance.
    • Proven skills in partnership working with people who use services and their carers.
    • Shows awareness of equality and diversity and is able to incorporate this into care planning and the delivery of care. Ability to act up in the absence of the team manager.
    • Knowledge of using IT systems to record clinical activity.
    • Knowledge of audit processes.
    • Knowledge of carer services/ issues


    • Proven activity in audit.
    • Knowledge and skills in First Episode Psychosis.
    • Knowledge and skills in At Risk Mental State.
    • Knowledge and skills in Trauma Informed Personality Disorder.
    • Knowledge and skills in Dual Diagnosis.
    • Knowledge and skills in perinatal mental health.
    • Knowledge of supportive resources available in Calderdale.

    Physical Attributes


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