Early Intervention Psychosis Care Co-ordinator

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This vacancy would be suitable for a qualified social worker, occupational therapist or mental health nurse

If you are an experienced social worker, OT or mental health nurse, we would love you to join our team in the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service - PATH (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment in Hertfordshire). Our service users are people experiencing psychosis for the first time and we are committed to delivering personalised and meaningful care.

The role will be working in the East and North of Hertfordshire in a specified geographical area, based in Stevenage.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in full time, part time, job sharing. We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance. We also offer flexible working options.

This role is a real opportunity to build and develop your leadership and delegation skills, as well as maximising the opportunities and support provided by working closely with colleagues, as part of a mini team.

In addition, you will also be trained as a family intervention therapist.

You can find out more about our team here: https://www.hpft.nhs.uk/careers/about-us/our-teams/path-and-arms/

Please contact Mary Ingram on 07788 153910 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Care Co-ordinator, you will be:
  • an active member of a skilled multi-disciplinary team
  • working together with your colleagues to provide our PATH service in our Stevenage Team
  • cover a designated locality - not the whole county
  • travelling less and work out in the community, both in people's homes and our local hub buildings
  • training as a family intervention therapist

You 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.

Our 'Caseload Mini Team' workforce model is unique and highly supportive of collaborative working. You will work as the Leader of the Mini Team, working closely with a Band 4 & 5 colleague to manage the caseload together.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To plan and deliver treatment interventions in line with Best Practice and local and National
  • To plan and deliver Family Interventions for psychosis (FIp), in line with best practice.
  • To plan and deliver Family & Friends Education & Support Group, in line with best practice
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments and reviews, ensuring people meet eligibility criteria using social outcome assessment, and are assessed using the self-directed support Needs Outcome Assessment (NOA)
  • To undertake such reviews as part of an integrated assessment of peoples health and social care
  • To offer direct support and advice to service users and their carers, through information and advice and ensure that those who do not meet social outcome assessment criteria are appropriately signposted and
  • To ensure appropriate health and social care services are commissioned with and on behalf of service users, including the duty to offer direct payment, and that processes are in place for service users to be charged by the local authority for all social care
  • To liaise and negotiate with other agencies e.g. Adult Care Services, Children Schools and Families, Benefit Agency, Housing Authorities and providers etc., for joint planning with, or on behalf of, service users.
  • To undertake post qualifying and other appropriate training to ensure high standards of practice and continuation of own professional registration. .
  • To participate in regular
  • To adhere to Trust policies and
  • To carry out any other duties identified by your line

For a more detailed Job and Person Specification please read the attached documents before applying .

Person Specification



  • Education to degree level or Academic qualifications equivalent (Diploma/Degree in in Mental Health Nursing /Social Work / Occupational Therapy)
  • Registration with NMC/ HCPC/SWE


  • Advance Training in mental health
  • Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interest Assessment training

Experience and Knowledge


  • Solid post registration experience inclusive of band 5 and 6
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process dealing with family breakdown serious mental ill health and risk of selfharm.
  • Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect


  • Experience of teaching and training

Communication skills


  • Excellent ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including service users and carers, other professional colleagues, members of other organisations and local communities, verbally and in writing
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Saffron Ground, Stevenage

Saffron Ground



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