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Band 6 Community Mental Health Care Co-ordinator

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023
We are looking to recruit 2 band 6 care co-ordinators to join our South & West Community Mental Health Team.

Closing Date: 3rd December 2023

Shortlisting Date: 4th December 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for practitioners to work within our lively and friendly community team based in the multi-cultural city of Bradford.

We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic, and passionate Band 6 Care Coordinator (CPN/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist) to join our fantastic Bradford South & West team.

Covering the South West area of our District, we enjoy working in one of the most diverse and culturally rich populations in England. We are always looking for new and innovative ways of delivering care to those with protected characteristics. We offer a supportive work environment as well as opportunities for further progression and learning.

As a Care Coordinator you are not only supporting service users through what can often be the most challenging of times, you are also mentoring them to become the best version of themselves. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a high level of commitment, motivation, and knowledge of working with people with severe and enduring mental health. You will need to demonstrate clinically effective care management skills and interventions and will have a good awareness of current health and social care issues which affect, or influence, our community.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care- We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen- We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver- We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage a caseload of clients in the community and to work towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all service users, their families, and carers.

To work in partnership with service users, families, and carers to achieve identified goals and to support recovery and reintegration by adopting a fully holistic approach to needs.

To accurately record clinical information into our systems including risk assessments, care plans, care act assessments, crisis and contingency plans.

To work as part of our duty service triaging calls and signposting to address identified needs.

To work within a fully integrated and jointly managed Community Mental Health Team alongside Local Authority social care staff and managers and to liaise and feedback on all aspects of service user care.

To assess any social care needs of your caseload and look to source and arrange these in line with the integrated operational policies.

Depending on role, to administer intra-muscular medication and monitoring treatment plans and to ensure that nursing policies are implemented and maintained, and that agreed standards of nursing care are achieved.

To work in a supported autonomous manner and to be able to plan and prioritise workload.

To demonstrate effective networking skills to work in collaboration with a range of other services and external agencies.

To actively participate in the flexible formats of team supervision and support. To supervise and mentor students and junior members of staff.

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (RMN, Social Work, Occupational Therapist) to degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Clinical supervision qualification.
  • Post Graduate level education in psychological therapy.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience.



  • 2 Years post qualification experience
  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
  • Working with people presenting in mental health crisis.
  • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
  • Working within a multicultural framework.


  • Older adult age related illness and conditions
  • Experience of teaching/leadership of others.



  • Evidenced based clinical interventions relevant to the service.
  • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training.
  • Models of care and treatment relevant to working with people in mental health crisis
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • SystmOne PAS.



  • Assessing, formulating and working with people presenting in heightened state of distress.
  • Communicating (oral and written) complex/highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Clinical risk assessment and contingency planning.
  • Able to meet the service needs for mobility across the geographical area covered


  • Brief psychological interventions/strategies for managing crisis.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


10-16 St Martins Avenue

Fieldhead Business Park



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