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ARMS worker, Wolverhampton Early Intervention in Psychosis Service

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Black Country Early Intervention Service is expanding ARMS provision across the service.

We are looking for experienced, qualified mental health professionals to take a leading role in the development of our service.

The ARMS service will provide support and treatment for those aged 14-35 who are identified as having an At Risk Mental State. ARMS provision will sit alongside the current EIP service.

If you would like to be part of this and have a real interest in psychosis and ARMS we would like to hear from you

We are a specialist community mental health team working with young people and adults in the three years following FEP, or those who are deemed at risk of developing psychosis for a year.

We provide individualised, comprehensive, evidence based interventions to optimise recovery, prevent relapse and help individuals and their families to cope with their experiences. In doing so, we aim to improve social, physical, psychological and vocational functioning and reduce the short and long term impact of psychosis in line with the EIP Care Pathway.

You will participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of EIP. Our MDT consists of nurses, occupational therapy staff, psychology staff, support workers, physical health staff, medics and admin staff.

Main duties of the job

To have care coordinator responsibility for up to 20 patients.

Case load will be approximately 50:50 FEP/ ARMS depending on the needs of the service.

To work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team understanding and supporting the roles and contributions of colleagues in facilitating recovery within the Early Intervention philosophy and model of care.

To have knowledge, interest, and experience of working with people who experience psychosis and be familiar with the current standards and targets for Early Intervention Services nationally.

This will include assessment, planning and intervention, psychoeducation and family work, alongside generic care coordination to promote well being, recovery and empowering person centred practice.

The post holder will participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of EIP and will work closely with colleagues in their team as well other agencies. Our MDT consists of nurses, occupational therapy staff, psychology staff, support workers, physical health staff, medics and admin staff.

You will also supported by the Team Manager and Clinical Lead. You will have regular supervision, join in team formulations, and have opportunities to develop skills related to working with people with FEP and At Risk Mental States

About us

The Black Country EIP service is comprised of four EIP teams located in Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.

Join us here at the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) and be a part of something new and exciting withinculture of supporting and helping each other to grow and be our best

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners, service users, carers and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification attached.

To have ongoing responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care needs of patients who are under the care of the Early Intervention Service. The post holder will act as care coordinator for patients identified as having At Risk Mental State and First Episode Psychosis ( 50:50 ARMS to FEP, depending on the needs of the service)

Person Specification

essential and desirable


  • Registered professional RMN, Social worker, OT
  • 18 months post registration experience
  • experience of working with psychosis or at risk mental state
  • full UK driving licence and access to a car for work


  • experience of working with families
  • experiencing of working in the community
  • trained in BFT

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Pond Lane

Pond Lane



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