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Care Coordinator (Community Psychiatric Nurse/Occupational Therapist)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum Inc
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

We are a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) providing home based assessment and mental health treatment to Older Adults (over the age of 65) residing in the borough of Lambeth.

The team is multidisciplinary in nature with a variety of professionals including Community Psychiatric Nurse's, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinical Support Workers and are co-located with a specialised older adult mental health social work team. The Lambeth Older Adults CMHT is dynamic and has a supportive culture and recently in recent staff surveys were identified as one of the most engaged teams across the Trust.

We offer culturally informed assessment and treatment within a biopsychosocial model to people (and their families/carers) with a range of different mental health needs, including:
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Dementia or memory loss - we also work with people under age of 65 with progressive memory problems
  • Other mental health problems to do with mood or mental well-being which may affect daily living.

We are looking for a dynamic Community Psychiatric Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join our team as a care coordinator. Although the role is largely care coordination there is scope for discipline specific roles, tasks and development.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Lambeth CMHT for a Community Psychiatric Nurse or Occupational Therapist.

You will manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs as part of the Care Program Approach (CPA) as well as support our duty and triage function.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously as part of the dynamic team, and be able to formulate flexible, robust and holistic care plans with clients and/or carers that aim to guide service users towards reaching an optimum level of functioning and support them to maintain good mental health.

About us


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits fromkeyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Job description

Job responsibilities

What this post can offer:
  • An opportunity to develop your specialist skills in older adult mental health and dementia.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team who work closely to provide safe and effective treatment.
  • An opportunity to work with clients in a variety of community based settings.
  • Professional supervision and support provided by the Clinical Nurse Specialist and operational supervision provided by the Team Manager

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse or registered Occupational Therapist
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent experience mentoring students


  • Relevant Master's degree

Skills and Abilities


  • Skills in clinical assessment/baseline mental health assessment
  • Skills in risk assessment and risk management and crisis management
  • Able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user's needs, without close supervision
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Experience working in a MDT setting

Experience and Knowledge


  • Relevant Clinical Experience
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
  • Understanding of Care Co- ordination under CPA
  • Experience working with older adults


  • Experience of managing caseload
  • Experience of working in the community

Other Requirements


  • Empathy for service users including individuals who have experienced mental health problems
  • Loyal and able to advocate for and show pride in the work area and organization and demonstrates values of trust and NHS

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Lambeth Hospital

109 Landor Road



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