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Care Co-ordinator - Early Intervention in Psychosis

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for individuals with a mature approach to team working, who have the ability to motivate, to have excellent communications skills to be able to work with a broad age range of clients; and are able to adopt a flexible, creative, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

You will hold a share of the team caseload in line with EIP guidelines and have the support of experienced clinicians within the multi-disciplinary teamand be expected to work to a high standard in engaging with and educating clients and their support network. In addition you will benefit from regular supervision and monthly service focused CPD events.

We are looking to support suitable clinicians in training in Family Intervention and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis over the next few years in order to build on key psychological interventions that we offer.

Main duties of the job

As an EIP practitioner you will be part of a team that triages, assesses and offers a treatment pathway over a 3 year period in line with NICE guidelines to people who are experiencing first episode of psychosis.You need to utilise social inclusion and recovery approaches and develop links with other agencies and GP surgeries within the community to create opportunities for individuals and promote collaborative working.The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and clinical management of a defined caseload of individuals with a suspected and first episode of psychosis within the Early Intervention Team.

To carry continuing responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of recovery based care programmes for those individuals who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis, utilizing the care co-ordination approach.

The post holder will be required to engage with a range of statutory and non-statutory services to ensure a co-ordinated package of care is delivered to the individual and their family/carer.

The post holder will be required to take a lead role in teaching other team members and staff from outside agencies.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, OT, Social worker
  • Post graduate specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience working with service users with a first episode of psychosis
  • Working knowledge of Early Intervention
  • Experience of leading a Team
  • Advanced Skills in CBT and/or family intervention
knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the principles and knowledge base underpinning Early intervention.
  • Sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and other Mental Health Legislation
Skills and aptitude Essential
  • Ability to lead, motivate and supervise a team of staff demonstrating the highest clinical standards

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