Assistant Care Co-ordinator

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and committed individual to join an expanding and supportive multi-disciplinary team.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Early Intervention Service (EIS) specialises in working with individuals aged 14 to 65 at risk of, or currently experiencing, first episode psychosis. Our team provides a range of specialist interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Interventions.

The Lancashire Early Intervention Service covers the Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint with 4 dedicated MDT. We enjoy close working links with a range of community and inpatient services for children and adults.

Main duties of the job

We place a strong emphasis on professional and clinical supervision in order to support and develop individuals as part of our commitment to maintain our focus on delivering the highest quality clinical service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of this team, there is one permanent post for a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist to join the team. The post will provide an opportunity for development for those who are interested in working within the Early Intervention Service and to gain valuable experience working in a community setting. The post will also provide training opportunities in therapeutic approaches and specialist assessments.

The post of Assistant Care Coordinator will work as part of the Fylde Team who cover the Fylde Coast.

The post is full time (37.5 hours per week).

Care Coordinator

Minimum professional qualifications: RMN / OT/ Dip SW

Salary Scale: Band 5

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of a new service with opportunities to participate in ongoing skills development.

For further information on the above post please contact:

Helen M Black on 01253 957470

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • First Level Professional Qualification (RMN/SW/OT)
  • On-going registration with professional body.
  • Evidence of accredited learning at Degree level 6 or above that is relative to practice.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development that supports practice or a desire to access offered training opportunities.



  • Can demonstrate an in depth knowledge of mental health conditions, specifically psychosis and their recommended treatments.
  • Can demonstrate specialist knowledge within their professional area of patient/ client care.
  • Thorough knowledge of acute and community mental health care for the psychosis pathway.
  • Knowledge of policy drivers for EIS.



  • Post or Pre Graduate experience.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs. Experience of working with carers, families of service users
  • Experience of using and understanding structured psychometric assessments and interpretation of these.

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