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Care Coordinator - Nurse / Social Worker / OT

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Care Coordinator in the South Mersey Community Mental Health Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic CPN/Social Worker/OT to join our friendly Multi-disciplinary team as a Care Co-ordinator. You will require experience of working in a mental health settings and awareness of delivery of community mental health care.

Main duties of the job

You will hold and manage a caseload of people and have Care Coordinating responsibilities under the Care Program Approach Guidelines. You will have the opportunity to work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, and with a wide range of psychosocial needs.

By assessing your clients and their carers needs you will be able to access and signpost to a wide range of community resources and provider services available in the local area.

You will work with clients to identify goals as part of overall care plans, and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment programs for service users within the team.

The post holder will be expected to participate in providing quality first line psychosocial assessments as part of the duty role and work proactively in forging professional working relationships with multi-agencies.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

To demonstrate high-level communication skills.

To utilise highly developed interpersonal skills including specific skills to facilitate effective communication when there are barriers to understanding e.g. sensory or cognitive impairment or in a hostile, antagonistic or highly emotive situation.

To establish and maintain robust communication networks with clients, carers, and other health care workers and numerous external agencies. To establish and maintain good working relationships with GPs, GP commissioners and relevant consortia.

To promote awareness of the role of CMHT within local service area/team, GP practices and the wider community.

Be a full member of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

Effectively manage own caseload accepting referrals from agreed agencies in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

Undertake formal mental health and social care assessments of new clients within own caseload.

Undertake assessments of clients as part of the CMHT duty system in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

Assess, care-plan, provide interventions and evaluate and record community mental health and social care delivered to clients on own caseload.

To provide effective care coordination to an identified caseload of complex service users, ensuring the delivery of evidence based interventions to encourage successful outcomes under the Care Programme Approach (CPA).

Provide Specialist Mental Health Assessments, Continuing care

Assessments and advise management plans as requested e.g. from Local Authority Social Workers, Medical, Nursing or Social Workers from Salford Royal Hospitals Trusts, and nurses from the CCG. To promote positive mental health and physical care to clients in all situations.

To encourage and support clients to collaborate in their treatment programme and recovery.

To encourage self-help as much as possible, promoting the maintenance of skills and independence in clients.

To support health promotion and act in a consultative role/advisor to other community services/agencies and personnel in relation to individual clients and their mental health issues.

To take the clinical lead for the service within your area of specialism and provide advice, guidance and support to colleagues and other professionals.

To undertake specialist assessments when required in line with the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, The Mental Health Act and Local Authority Safeguarding Adults Procedures.

To undertake and record comprehensive risk assessments, devise and implement risk management plans for clients at risk of vulnerability, self harm or risk of physical, sexual or emotional harm to others, using the STAR V 2 Risk Assessment Tool.

To take a lead role in service developments within your area of specialism

Person Specification Application and Interview Essential
  • Professional qualification (RMN/OT/SW)
  • Professional registration
  • Post graduate qualification i.e Mentorship, NMP
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting
  • Demonstrable Post qualification experience
  • Safeguarding enquiry lead experience
  • Funding application/social care/CCG
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems

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