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Early Intervention Psychosis Care Co-ordinator

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (max £2,011)
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This vacancy would be suitable for a qualified social worker, occupational therapist or mental health nurse

If you are an experienced social worker, OT or mental health nurse, we would love you to join our team in the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service - PATH (Psychosis: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment in Hertfordshire). Our service users are people experiencing psychosis for the first time and we are committed to delivering personalised and meaningful care.

The role will be working in the West of Hertfordshire in a specified geographical area, based in St Albans & Harpenden

We welcome applications from candidates interested in Full Time, part time or job sharing. We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance. We also offer flexible working options.

This role is a real opportunity to build and develop your leadership and delegation skills, as well as maximising the opportunities and support provided by working closely with colleagues, as part of a mini team.

In addition, you will also be trained as a family intervention therapist.

You can find out more about our team here:

Please contact Mary Ingram on 07788153910 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

You will be:
  • an active member of a skilled multi-disciplinary team
  • working together with your colleagues to provide our PATH service in our St Albans and Harpenden Team
  • cover a designated locality - not the whole county
  • travelling less and work out in the community, both in people's homes and our local hub buildings
  • training as a family intervention therapist

You will be passionate in the delivery of recovery based and collaborative approaches to care planning, working flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals.

Our 'Caseload Mini Team' workforce model is unique and highly supportive of collaborative working. You will work as the Leader of the Mini Team, working closely with a Band 4 & 5 colleague to manage the caseload together.

If you are a qualified social worker, this role attracts a Golden Hello of �3,500, new employees only.

�1,500 on commencement and �2,000 on completion of one years' employment.

About us

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary Community Team, will be responsible for the clinical and operational day to day service delivery, providing a high quality social care service to adults of all ages having First Episode Psychosis (FEP). The core functions are to provide assessment, care planning and care co- ordination, including care programme approach, within a framework of recovery which embraces each individuals right to choice and control.

You may be responsible for supervision, development and teaching of junior staff and/or students as delegated by the team manager.

Come and find out more about what we do and consider joining our team. Wed love you to come and work with us!

Heres what our staff say about working in the team:

I love my job, I see service users over their journey from when they first become unwell to being able to re-start living a rewarding life

It's a specialist team, lots of opportunities for career development, it's a very supportive team and we work together as a mini team to look after a case load.

Heres what well offer you in terms of learning and development:
  • Youll be offered a structured 12 week induction programme, giving you access to FEP specific learning and development opportunities to give you the confidence and skills to start delivering the FEP pathway to our service users
  • Your development is our focus and we will offer a range of ways for you to further your career. Youll have access to personal coaching, to help you achieve your goals, coupled with 100 day conversations and a high quality supervision and appraisal programme.
  • Youll want to be a leader and will be encouraged to develop your leadership skills through our offer of bespoke leadership training, high quality profession specific support and opportunities to learn the most effective supervision and personal coaching approaches.
  • Youll be an important part of an innovative, creative and developing service. We are committed to a future where we use continuous quality improvement to harness your ideas for service development and make them a reality
  • Youll work with a team who have highly specialist knowledge, experience and skills around FEP, where you will have access to a comprehensive internal training package to develop these skills in your first year too
  • Delivering the FEP Pathway is a chance to change service users lives, teaching them the skills to self-manage their illness and encouraging self-reliance and independence, as well as helping them rebuild their lives
  • Youll be working with people who come with a variety of needs, at various stages of their illness and recovery
  • HPFT offers a wide variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts, a lease car scheme AND Excellent pension provision with up to 42 days leave per year

Person Specification



  • Education to degree level or Academic qualifications equivalent (Diploma/Degree in in Mental Health Nursing /Social Work / Occupational Therapy)
  • Registration with NMC/ HCPC


  • Advance Training in mental health
  • Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interest Assessment training

Experience and Knowledge


  • postregistration experience including solid Band 5 experience
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process dealing with family breakdown serious mental ill health and risk of selfharm.
  • Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect


  • Experience of teaching and training

Communication skills


  • Excellent ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including service users and carers, other professional colleagues, members of other organisations and local communities, verbally and in writing
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports.

Physical Skills


  • Own transportation to travel to various locations

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House

21 Upton Rd


WD18 0JP

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