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Assertive Outreach Lead- CPN

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area: Adult Mental Health Grade: NHS Afc Band 6 Contract: Permanent Hours: Full-time-37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) Site: Steps to Health Town: Wolverhampton Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 pa

An opportunity has arisen for a full time band 6 Assertive Outreach Lead looking for a new challenge to join our Community mental health service in Wolverhampton.

The role requires undertaking community based interventions to work with people who have severe and enduring mental health conditions , particularly those who historically avoided contact with services.

The post holder will employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with issues which may not be readily within their sphere of competence.
The role will include working as a Care Coordinator where you will have responsibility for managing a caseload of service users with mental health needs who have been referred to the team via a number of access points. As a further extension of this role you will also be involved in Crisis management as part of the duty system and you will undertake the role of the duty nurse . You will work from our community base facility, via phone/agile working or within the service user's home.

Main duties of the job

To work in conjunction with the Multi Disciplinary Team to provide an evidenced based Assertive Outreach Service which delivers diverse community care packages to Service Users experiencing long term mental health problems.

The Post holder will be expected to provide therapeutic care and treatment to service users with complex health and social care issues who find it difficult to engage with traditional psychiatric services .

The post holder will be clinically responsible for supporting the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and have close links into the Complex Rehabilitation Team to support the step up and step down of service users.

Will work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community.

The post holder will employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with issues which may not be readily within their sphere of competence.

As a senior registered practitioner they are professionally and legally accountable under their identified code of professional practice.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:
  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage a defined caseload under supervision from the clinical lead within the Community Mental health Team, undertaking risk assessment, intervention and appropriate escalation regards to presenting risk to senior team members and/or external agencies.
  • Working as active member of the team undertaking the further assessment needs of patients flagged as requiring assertive engagement with patients in community as well as within their home environment.
  • Contribute to the team management of the Duty system
  • To share responsibility within the relevant multidisciplinary team for the management of referrals and waiting list according to CMHT Policies.
  • To assume the role as a lead professional/Care Co-ordinator for patients under their care
  • Take the lead role in the development of a collaborative and patient centred care plan
  • To ensure that each patient in care receives an individual assessment and a regularly updated care plan which is formulated in collaboration with the patient.
  • To ensure that information regarding the patients needs and progress are communicated promptly and accurately to other people involved in their care, having due regard for confidentiality.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • Education/Qualifications
  • Years experience
  • Skills/Personal qualities


  • knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Steps to Health

Showell circus


WV10 9TH

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