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Care Coordinator Mental Health Nursing/Social Worker/OT

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit 3 (three) full-time (part-time working will also be considered) B6 care co-ordinators who hold the relevant professional qualification and registration within our Ealing Community Rehabilitation Team (psychosis pathway). We are looking for someone who is innovative, motivated and interested in a new challenge. You will be joining an enthusiastic and hardworking multi-disciplinary team, passionate about the care we deliver.

The Ealing Adult Community Rehabilitation Team provides support for people with complex care needs related to psychosis and (where relevant) co-existing substance use and physical health problems. The service provides a less restrictive alternative to inpatient rehabilitation by providing intensive support for service users so that rehabilitation occurs in the community.With a multidisciplinary and whole-team approach, the emphasis is on delivering individualised and recovery-focussed care.
This post also attracts a generous golden hello payment in the first year (Extra 10% of annual basic salary paid over 12 months once probation period has been completed) This only applies to external candidates. In all cases of Golden Hello payment, staff would be asked to re-pay a proportion of the payment made if the organisation did not retain them for a period of two years or more.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from either a Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy background for this care co-ordinator role. With this role comes great opportunities for development and progression, including working for a Trust who has adopted newer ways of working and free allocated parking! Please do highlight on your application should you wish to be considered for part-time working hours.

This post also attracts a generous golden hello payment in the first year. This only applies to external candidates.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be working in a new Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Team. This is a multidisciplinary, community based service responsible for providing on-going holistic assessments, treatment and support to clients with severe and enduring mental illness living in the community, working with high and medium supported accommodation units, local inpatient wards and out of area placements to support safe step down throughout the system.

The service will enable patients with severe mental health problems to be cared for in the community in the least restrictive setting.

The service will provide a community based mental health intensive rehabilitation service delivered in service users home environments and in supported living accommodation utilising A whole system approach to recovery from mental ill health. The approach maximizes an individuals quality of life and social inclusion by encouraging their skills, promoting independence and autonomy in order to give them hope for the future which leads to successful community living through appropriate support.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Current professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing/Social Worker/OT.
  • Registration must be live with a professional body such as NMC or other relevant body
  • Evidence of post registration training and CPD.


  • Training in Psychosocial Interventions or Thorn
  • Family Therapy/Work training.
  • Other relevant training, e.g. substance misuse



  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary mental health teams with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Knowledge of CPA process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources.
  • Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families
  • Skills in risk assessment and management.
  • Can demonstrate understanding of psychosis and its impact on service users and carers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation and guidance applicable to this client group
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of diverse groups, e.g. residents of inner city black and minority ethnic groups, and skills in engaging with them.
  • Skills in psychosocial interventions


  • Work with people experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Supervision of students and junior staff.
  • Audit and research Teaching.
  • Working with people who use substances
  • Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change.
  • Basic counselling and group work skills.
  • Dual diagnosis/substance misuse

Personal Qualities


  • Motivated
  • Able to create good relationships with clients, carers, other professionals and other stakeholders
  • Work with service users who are difficult to engage with.
  • Reliable
  • Disciplined

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Community Rehab

Fulham Palace Road



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