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CPN- Care Coordinator Early Intervention in Psychosis, Walsall

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Walsall Early Intervention in Psychosis Service is looking fora dynamic and client centred Nurse, OT or social worker to join our friendly team in Bloxwich. We work with people aged 14- 65 who have experienced First Episode of Psychosis. We also work with people who have been identified as having an At Risk Mental State.

If you are looking for a dedicated role within an experienced Multi Disciplinary Team and love working with people with FEP in a recovery focussed way we would love to meet you.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) is a specialist community mental health team which works with young people and adults in the three years following FEP or those who are deemed at risk of developing psychosis (ARMS).

EIS adopts an assertive outreach approach and provides 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.

We are based in Bloxwich, covering the Walsall locality. Our office hours are Monday- Friday and some flexible working will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold care coordinator responsibility for 15- 20 patients who have experienced FEP or have been identified as having an At Risk Mental State. within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service as part of the MDT. This will include specialist assessment, planning and intervention, including 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 Walsall. and interventions and will work closely with colleagues in their team as well other agencies.

As a care coordinator within EIP, you will be supported by the EIP Walsall Team manager and Clinical lead . You will also work with an OT, OT technician and STR worker, medics, psychology staff , nurses and administrative staff.

About us

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.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building new facilities.

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

To engage people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis/at risk mentalstate in a sensitive and non-stigmatising way, taking full account of their need to stay connected with the ordinary activities of their lives. To work with, promote and develop appropriate models of community care i.e. psychosocial,social inclusion, family interventions, solution focused and health assessments. To lead on the delivery of care that is client focused and culturally competent. To support the team in achieving the Referral to Treatment Standard and NCAP audit targets. To work in a client focused way in a variety of non-traditional settings. To contribute to the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluationof programmes of care in the context of the care programme approach. To contribute to assessment of educational support needs with other agencies. To be conversant and practice within the Mental Health Act 1983 Mental Capacity Act 2005. To maintain and monitor records in accordance with local policies. If appropriate to professional role, to administer, store and order medications in line with Trust policy.

Monitor and report to the medical staff the effects of medication and ensure thatall staff practice within the administration of medication policy. To set clinical standards within the team based on current research and development inclinical practice. To contribute, promote and ensure quality initiatives and audits e.g. clinical audit, essence of care.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification attached for full details

Person Specification



  • NMC / HCPC registered
  • interest in working with people who have experienced psychosis
  • post graduate clinical experience


  • community mental health experience
  • experience of working with families
  • Completed training in Behavioural Family Therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



Abbotts St



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