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Care Co-ordinator - Homeless Mental Health

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl. of HCAs
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
About the team:

The START Team work across Lambeth and Southwark and Croydon with rough sleepers who are experiencing severe and enduring mental illness. Many of our service users also present with other complex needs such as substance abuse, social exclusion and immigration issues.

About the location:

We are based at 190 Kennington Lane near Kennington and Vauxhall tube stations. We also have an office at Jeanette Wallace House in Central Croydon near the overground.

Main duties of the job

About the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Care Coordinator (Nurse/ Social worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our service for a 6 month secondment to work specifically in Southwark with clients with dual diagnosis.You will be based within a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team and will hold an allocated caseload of service users with mental illness, substance use and complex social care needs.

This is a rare opportunity to come and experience working with the START Team. We would like to meet candidates who have some experience and passion for working with this population.You would be working in a highly-motivated community multi-disciplinary team. There will be opportunities and support for continuing professional development and to actively participate in quality innovations, research and audit.

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 from keyworker 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

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your role will be to undertake assessments, CPA Care Co-ordination whilst providing on-going risk /assessment, planning, co-ordination and evaluation of care. You will have expertise in crisis and risk management, together with good communication skills.

You will have a passion for working with excluded populations with multiple disadvantage using a relational model which prioritises engagement and pre-treatment. You will be skilled at working with and supporting our third sector colleagues.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered Community psychiatric nurse or HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist/Social Worker



  • oAt least 1 years' experience working in a mental health or homelessness setting



  • Knowledge of the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice in assessment and the provision of service
  • Knowledge of the principles of assertive outreach and of the issues relating to homelessness
  • Current and up to date knowledge of relevant legislation including working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach, safeguarding, Mental Health and Care Acts).
  • Applied knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and risk management

Skills and ablities


  • Ability to use information technology systems to input and access data, use word processing systems and Email
  • oAbility to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


190 Kennington Lane, SE11 5DL


SE11 5DL

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