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Specialist Assessment Coordinator

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of this post is to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team forthe Early Intervention In Psychosis Team, carrying out full risk assessment,mental, physical health and social care assessments and specialist psychosisassessments, identifying clients suitable for the service who meet the criteria for First Episode Psychosis, At Risk Mental States (at risk of 1st episode), to provide short term intervention and treatment as required and to refer on to relevant services clients who do not meet the criteria for EIT.In line with currently identified best practice within early intervention work and to play an active role in service development supporting the team.

Main duties of the job

o To act as a Specialist Assessment Coordinator in carrying outassessments of clients referred to EIT who are suspected as having FirstEpisode Psychosis.o To support and supervise junior staff within the team.o To at times manage and supervise the team.

For full duties please see job description.

About us

The Early intervention Team works with people ages 14 -65 experiencing their 1stepisode of psychosis or with those who are at risk of developing a psychosis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • R.M.N/ Dip SW/ SROT
  • CAARMS Training completed and evidence of yearly updates


  • Mentorship Training
  • Physical Health Training
  • Self-harm suicide training
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Psycho Social Training



  • Significant experience of assessing clients with serious mental illness in Early Intervention Team/Service, Access Service or Community Mental Health
  • Experience of teamwork and effective communication at all levels
  • Ability to work independently in a community setting
  • Experience in the use of psychosis-specific semi-structured interviews (e.g. PANSS CAARMS PSYRATS).
  • Experience of Tribunal Report attendance and writing
  • Knowledge and skill in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care of clients with serious mental illness
  • Knowledge of legislation that underpins the care of those with serious mental illness.
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance applicable to those with psychosis and schizophrenia.

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to work within workload deadlines and prioritise workload
  • To organise, plan and implement workload

Work Related Circumstances


  • Flexibility in working hours required to meet the client and needs of the service
  • Willing to engage in training to meet the needs of the service.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


The Beeches

5 Waterloo Street



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