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Care Co-ordinator

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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CBT therapist, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our CMHT is a lively and dynamic Multi-disciplinary team, consisting of Social Workers, Nurses, Psychological Therapists, Support Workers and Consultant Psychiatrists. Our work is recovery focused and partnership based. The team is proactive regarding the care of service users with a can do approach to the provision of Community Mental Health Services for the local population.

The role is varied with no 2 days the same. You will need excellent assessment and communication skills. You will carry a caseload and coordinate their care and participate in the teams shared care function- supporting service users who need a higher level of clinical contact. As a senior clinician, you will work alongside other agencies to promote holistic recovery focused care as in addition to providing reports, quality improvement and supervising junior staff and running clinics where appropriate.

You will demonstrate that you are experienced in care coordination, assessments, risk formulation and management. You will provide evidence based interventions, medication management, provision of reports. You will have a sound knowledge of CPA processes and safeguarding with the care of our service users being our primary focus at all times.

You will need to be able to work autonomously in the community and use your own initiative and you will also undertake working from home at times if desired.

Relocation packages are available

Main duties of the job

To provide recovery based community mental health services within a multidisciplinary team to adult individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs referred to the Community Mental Health Team. This role, in collaboration with referred individuals and where appropriate family or carers, will coordinate and provide recovery focussed assessments, risk formulations, care planning, crisis and contingency planning, evidence based interventions, response, reviews, reports, discharge planning and attendance at appropriate meetings. Role further includes acting as clinical and case management supervisor and mentor.

You will also provide mentorship and supervision to junior colleagues and deputise for the Team Leader as required.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To effectively co-ordinate the care of a complex caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake initial assessments where this is clinically appropriate.

To formulate recovery based care plans in line with identified need.

To provide recovery focussed therapeutic interventions in line with the agreed care plan and risk assessment.

To develop a professional relationship with service users, family and carers, based on principles of recovery.

To comply with requirements to monitor and record agreed outcome measures and key performance indicators e.g. mental health minimum data set.

To identify, implement and evaluate, with others, areas for potential service improvement and agree further action.

To actively participate in audit, service improvement projects and the development of meaningful service standards, including benchmarking.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recognised mentorship training

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