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H&F Community Rehab Care Co-ordinator

West London NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit x1 (one) full-time B6 care co-ordinator within our Hammersmith & Fulham Community Rehabilitation Team (H&F CRT). We are looking for someone who is innovative, motivated and interested in a new challenge. You will be joining an enthusiastic and hardworking multi-disciplinary team, passionate about the care which is delivered.

The H&F Adult Community Rehabilitation Team provides support for people with complex care needs related to psychosis and (where relevant) co-existing substance use and physical health problems. The service provides a less restrictive alternative to inpatient rehabilitation by providing intensive support for service users so that rehabilitation occurs in the community.

We welcome applications from varying professional backgrounds, either in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy. With this role comes great opportunities for development and progression, including working for a Trust who has adopted newer ways of working.

This post also attracts agenerous golden hello, which is an extra 10% of your Basic annual salary in the first year and once completed your 4-month probation period. This only applies to external candidates.

'As per the Person Specification, please ensure you have the correct qualifications before applying'.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a community based mental health intensive rehabilitation service delivered in service users' home environments and in supported living accommodation utilising A whole system approach to recovery from mental ill health.

The approach maximizes an individual's quality of life and social inclusion by encouraging their skills, promoting independence and autonomy in order to give them hope for the future which leads to successful community living through appropriate support.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be working in a new Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Team. This is a multidisciplinary, community based service responsible for providing on-going holistic assessments, treatment and support to clients with severe and enduring mental illness living in the community, working with high and medium supported accommodation units, local inpatient wards and out of area placements to support safe step down throughout the system.

The service will enable patients with severe mental health problems to be cared for in the community in the least restrictive setting.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Current professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing/Social Worker/OT.
  • Registration must be live with a professional body such as NMC or other relevant body
  • Evidence of post registration training and CPD.
  • Training in Psychosocial Interventions or Thorn
  • Family Therapy/Work training.
  • Other relevant training, e.g. substance misuse
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary mental health teams with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Knowledge of CPA process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentations / IT skills.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive care package for the identified client group, using a wide range of resources.
  • Able to develop a comprehensive programme of intervention and support for the identified client group and their families
  • Skills in risk assessment and management.
  • Can demonstrate understanding of psychosis and its impact on service users and carers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current legislation and guidance applicable to this client group
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of diverse groups, e.g. residents of inner city; black and minority ethnic groups, and skills in engaging with them.
  • Skills in psychosocial interventions
  • Work with people experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Supervision of students and junior staff.
  • Audit and research; Teaching.
  • Working with people who use substances
  • Skills in leadership: ability to motivate others, use initiative and manage change.
  • Basic counselling and group work skills.
  • Dual diagnosis/substance misuse
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Motivated
  • Able to create good relationships with clients, carers, other professionals and other stakeholders
  • Work with service users who are difficult to engage with.
  • Reliable
  • Disciplined

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