Care Co-ordinator

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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Are you passionate about perinatal mental health? Are you a postgraduate Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker that would like to find out more about working in this field.

If so an exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our innovative, dynamic and forward thinking perinatal mental health community team. They will be a fixed term 12 month contract or secondment opportunity. They should have experience of working autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team with an ability to think strategically and demonstrate excellent time management skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well established and experienced team that is committed to working in a multi-agency recovery focussed way with mums, families and wider social networks across all areas of our service.

As a service we are committed to providing regular and good quality supervision to our staff. We offer a comprehensive induction package, and care co-ordinators have the opportunity to undertake specialist perinatal mental health training both internally and externally.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working, being aware of colleagues' caseloads and providing support to others as necessary and contribute to the on-going development of the Leeds Perinatal Service.
  • To maintain comprehensive and up to date written records of assessments, CPA plans, evaluations and on-going process notes in line with Trust Policy and to share these with the MDT and external agencies as appropriate.
  • To ensure effective communication and collaboration with others through attendance at, and chairing of CPA meetings, team meetings, ward rounds, clinical meetings and meeting held by partner agencies aimed at addressing the welfare of the child.
  • To ensure the service user and their families are central to and fully involved in the plan of care and have copies of care plans. I
  • Imparting sensitive and complex information to service users and their families.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all professional and Trust Policies including the reporting of incidents and accidents, complaints procedures and the management of confidential information.
  • To work collaboratively and communicate effectively across the primary care secondary care and children's social care agencies.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

The service provides a range of care packages for women experiencing a mental illness in pregnancy and up to 2 years postnatally. This includes, though is not limited to, a specialist holistic assessment of need for mother and infant, group work, tailored 1:1 therapies and advice to a range of professionals on the care and management of women suffering from a significant mental illness or at risk of developing a significant mental illness in the perinatal period. We often work very intensively with mothers at time when their need is very acute. Some of our families have very complex social circumstances and this needs sensitive handling alongside the management of the mental illness and the ongoing safeguarding of mother and infant.To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary community mental health team offering a comprehensive perinatal mental health service to women experiencing mental health difficulties.

This post is a city wide Leeds post and will involve the care and support of women suffering from acute moderate to severe perinatal mental. It includes caring form mothers and their infants either, discharged from the Yorkshire and Humber inpatient service for a minimum of 3 months and on occasion, up to one year post discharge, or mothers resident in Leeds who need specialist interventions in the community within the perinatal period to prevent hospital, admission.

On occasion the post holder may be required to support staff on the Mother and Baby inpatient setting.

To participate in the development and maintenance of a quality city wide perinatal service through effective collaboration, liaison and prioritization with statutory and non-statutory organizations. Contribution to the building up of local care networks for mothers across the city of Leeds.

On a rota, manning a duty desk that covers the Yorkshire and Humber region.

To work as a Care Co-ordinator in partnership with service users and other Professionals with-in the Care Programme Approach framework managing and co-ordinating complex packages of care for both mother and infant.

To act as an autonomous senior clinician being accountable for a defined caseload.

To manage self and practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct / The British Association and College of Occupational Therapist/ Social Work England, recognizing limitations, demonstrating ability to practice within ethical and legal frameworks with clear understanding of service users, and their families' civil rights.

To support, supervise and contribute to the professional development of members of staff working in health and social care regarding perinatal mental health.

To participate in the mentorship, education and supervision of students from a range of disciplines.

Person Specification
  • Bsc/BA/Diploma or Masters in Mental Health Nursing/Occupational Therapy/Social Work and be registered with the relevant governing body

  • Experience of working with women with a mental illness in the perinatal period
  • Evidence of up to date training related to contemporary Mental Health practice.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of diversity and gender issues and how these relate to service provision.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding children and how to manage this in a specialist mental health care setting

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills

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