Mental Health Coordinator

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annam
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An Excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Southend High Intensity Team who will implement a high intensity partnership between mental health services based.

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Main duties of the job

To support users to develop safer responses to crisis episodes, by providing a personal, relational and consistent approach by dedicated mental health professionals.

The successful candidate will provide mental health needs across multi-agency settings, using evidence based/person-centred practice for individual with high intensity and complex needs.

The role demands an ability to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills in order to competently facilitate and manage ongoing changes in service provision resulting from national directives.

To undertake the role of care coordinator and the lead role in planning, co-ordinating, delivering care with the MDT working across the Trust

To assess individuals on a designated caseload including those with highly complex needs, plan; implement interventions using evidence based/best practice working towards client centred goals.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be able to manage a caseload of complex and highly complex patients
  • To be able to carry out appropriate assessments for the designated caseload addressing for clients with multiple and complex needs using advanced clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence based practice
  • To work with clients to identify and agree treatment goals based on assessment outcomes, which balance the complex interaction of risk, safety, client choice, independence, areas of conflict and eligibility of services.
  • To use communication, reasoning and negotiation skills to establish a therapeutic relationship in complex and highly complex cases.
  • To plan and implement individual addressing all areas of risk associated with an individuals ability to function independently assessment.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify interventions in order to measure client progress and treatment effectiveness.
  • To represent the team and participate in relevant team meetings, clinics and ward rounds to contribute to the discussion and planning of client care. To use these forums to seek opinion from the team to inform own caseload analysis and reasoning as appropriate.
  • To liaise with families/carers and statutory and voluntary agencies to contribute to the discussion and planning of client care and seeking opinion from others to inform own caseload analysis and reasoning as appropriate.
  • To ensure that all documentation and activity recording is maintained according to Trust.
  • To demonstrate the ability to reflect on ethical issues and provide guidance to junior staff as necessary.
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of clients and contribute to provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
  • To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical risk, report untoward incidents, both verbally and in writing. To support and guide other team members in the correct process

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification in mental health or equivalent.
  • Nursing and Allied Health and Social Care Professionals
  • Evidence of specialist study / qualifications
Work Experience and Attainments Essential
  • Varied clinical experience in a range of Mental Health Services (or other relevant health/social care settings)
  • Experience of supporting junior staff and peers through a period of operational and organisational change.
  • Responding and resolving complaints at local level

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