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Care Coordinator

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per Annum, Inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Barnet Community Mental Health Teams welcomes applications from innovative and forward-thinking clinicians, to apply for a Permanent Care Coordinator/Community Mental Health Nurse role in the Barnet Younger Adults Community Mental Health Team.

The successful applicant will have experience and knowledge of working with people with complex mental health needs and be able to support patients and carers in the community.

Since the role involves working collaboratively with service users, carers', staff from different disciplines and colleagues in other services, the post holder will require excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The post holder will be supported by the Younger Adult's Service manager and Deputy Manager to actively develop and improve the service by supporting and mentoring less experienced staff, support workers and students, as well as supervising volunteers who contribute to the service. There are on-going opportunities for service improvement work and to facilitate on-going Enablement projects within the service.

The successful candidate will show a high level of commitment and flexibility and be able to work autonomously but equally work well within a team. This is a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of younger adult people experiencing mental health problems in Barnet.

Informal visits to the service are recommended.

Main duties of the job

Carry overall responsibility for the management of a caseload in the role of care co-ordinator /care manager. Barnet CMHT are in the process of delivering community mental health transformation and as such transitioning away from CPA to Dialog+.

Ensure that the service of the CMHT i.e. nursing, social care, occupational therapy and psychology is carried out effectively within a multidisciplinary framework and in collaboration with other agencies. Maintain contact with service users on their caseload during periods of admission, including attendance at MDT meetings. To take lead in the planning and implementation of the client's re-integration back into the community.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • 1st Level Registration RMN/Registered Nurse (Mental Health).
  • Evidence of further post-registration education and training.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification.
  • Further training within the specialist area of Mental Health for the Older Person.
Previous Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience, one of which will be as a practitioner at band 5, working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Ability to work under pressure in acute situations with minimal supervision.
  • Communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
Special Requirements Essential
  • Car driver/owner
  • Full driving licence
Equal Opportunities Essential
  • Understanding of user empowerment.
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.

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