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Mental Health Rehabilitation Coordinator

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
** Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for 6 months**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

As part of community mental health transformation we are seeking to develop the community rehabilitation pathway across Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust with a particular focus on individuals with treatment resistant psychosis and frequent admissions or long stays in inpatient units locally, and out of county, as well as individuals with 24 hour support whose placements are at risk of breaking down.

This newly established team will seek to build links between internal services, VCSE (voluntary, community or social enterprise) organisations and existing/new care providers to ensure a multi-agency, collaborative and recovery-oriented approach to complex rehabilitation. This will include creating a shared ethos and goals and a sense of hope and optimism to deliver individualised and person-centred care to promote independence and integration within the local community.

Main duties of the job

As Mental Health Rehabilitation Co-ordinator the main duties will be:
  • To support the multi-disciplinary team by determining recovery orientated goal plans including identifying recovery focussed activities and fostering a culture of hope
  • Develop, implement and evaluate care plans in conjunction with service users, carers and other professionals which reflect individual needs
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and longer-term recovery needs
  • To work alongside a number of service users on a one to one or group basis, potentially within the individuals own home, or support junior staff, providers and VCSE organisations to carry out this work effectively

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a senior member of the team working with service users across the Strategic Service Units who have a common and severe mental health. The purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide assessment and implementation of evidence-based interventions for service users who are experiencing common, acute mental health and longer-term recovery needs.
  • Optimise the service users ability to remain in the community and / or be cared for in the least restrictive environment in line with the principles or recovering and social inclusion and the 10 essential capabilities.
  • Support clinical governance initiatives at ward / hospital level e.g. Essence of Care Clinical Audit.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to junior staff and oversee the direct work being undertaken by the team

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional Nursing Qualification/Social Work/Occupational Therapy
  • Accredited post registration training/qualification (equivalent to Masters level) relevant to people with mental health difficulties



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in mental health or related area
  • Experience of working within community setting
  • Extensive experience of first line assessments including the assessment of risk
  • Working knowledge of recovering approach and social inclusion
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector


  • Experience of providing short term evidence-based interventions e.g. CBT, Brief solution focussed therapy



  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of appropriate legislation e.g. current Mental Health Act legislation, Child Protection legislation and other policy related to mental health
  • Extensive skills in risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of the different approaches to mental health assessment
  • Knowledge of evidence-based interventions with service users in an all phases of mental illness
  • Ability to work on social factors affecting mental distress e.g. accommodation, substance misuse, domestic violence, welfare rights
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and complex health and social care needs
  • Competent in the Care Programme Approach and associated countywide risk procedures
  • Experience of supervising staff


  • Knowledge of Child care / protection issues
  • Audit / research / project development in a clinical field/ Knowledge of Child care / protection issues

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust



The Park



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