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Specialist Perinatal Care Co-Ordinator

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Specialist Perinatal Service is a passionate, dynamic and committed team and as part of our expansion plans we are looking to recruit 7 care co-ordinators.

We have bases in South Manchester, Prestwich and Crumpsall and work across all 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester to provide excellent care to families with children .

We are one of the largest Specialist Perinatal Team in the country and pride ourselves on the expertise and compassion of our staff.

Our team works with small caseloads of women and people who are pregnant or in the post-natal period experiencing mental health difficulties, at this important time in their lives.This is a rewarding and varied role working with our colleagues across the Perinatal Pathway, including maternity, health visiting, IAPT and Infant mental health.

You have a real opportunity to make a difference to women, families and their children .

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for a caseload of women experiencing perinatal mental illness, working as a Care Co-ordinator in partnership with service users and other professionals, managing and co-ordinating complex packages of care for both mother and infant.

The postholder will work in a variety of settings completing routine and urgent assessments of women to assess mental health, risk, and safeguarding.

The postholder will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in Early Attachment services, IAPT services, maternity services, health visiting, and children's services.

There is also a duty worker element to this role, which will be carried out to support the Referral/assessment system.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification.

Staff Benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Professional registration as qualified RMN, OT or SW
  • Further professional development in perinatal and/or infant MH
Experience Essential
  • oHave recent experience of providing mental health care, working within an inpatient or community setting, or a generic CMHT to demonstrate the required understanding if Risk Management
  • Experience of working in a community setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation and practice and understanding of the impact of mental health upon parenting abilities / family interactions.
  • Knowledge of perinatal, child development and infant mental health.
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Be able to engage with service users effectively to ensure monitoring of risk and mental health including identification of recognised early warning signs.
  • Can demonstrate involvement in in and contribution to implementation of change in response to service need.

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