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CPN/Case Manager-Early Intervention in Psychosis, Hereford

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for a band 6 mental health practitioner to join our Herefordshire Early Intervention in Psychosis Service.

We are looking to appoint highly skilled and experienced mental health professional that has the skills, experience, and interest in working with patients who have or have experienced psychosis. The service addresses the needs of people (aged 14-65) who have recently experienced a first episode of psychosis or may be at risk of developing psychosis. The team is a countywide service, supporting individuals and their families to talk about and understand their psychosis experiences, to cope with changes that have occurred and to promote recovery.

In your role you will provide a range of skilled mental health interventions and manage a defined caseload, assessing, planning, delivering, and evaluating care and actively contributing to groups and family work.

This post offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working in a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled and knowledgeable clinicians. Professional development is encouraged; there are strong links with local and regional CPD and training networks, with regular trainees on specialist placements.

This position is based in Herefordshire. There is some ability to work from home and the successful candidate will need to be able to meet the travel requirements of the role. Full time post 37.5 hours per week, over 5 days.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an independent practitioner, using initiative and responsibility for the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Work sensitively to deliver services to young people with psychosis, providing appropriate support and interventions to clients and their families in the local community.
  • Carry responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care.
  • Additionally, they will manage a defined caseload and will be responsible for the supervision, deployment and teaching of staff and learners.
  • Have an active part in the development of the service across the locality.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse or HPC Registered Occupational Therapist or Recognised social work qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • training in Behavioural Family Therapy (or willingness to undertake this training)
  • Post graduate degree related to professional practice in mental health
Experience Essential
  • Considerable post-qualification experience
  • Experience of working with families / BFT
  • Experience in adult community mental health care.
  • Experience of undertaking regular multi-disciplinary assessments in the community.
  • Experience of caseload management.
  • Experience of working with young people with psychosis.
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work across agencies and organisations
  • Skills in psychosocial interventions
  • Post-registration skills in user / carer / family interventions
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of the principles of early intervention
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
25-27a St Owen Street



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