Care Coordinator - Early Intervention Team

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Early intervention Team works with people ages 14 -65 experiencing their 1st episode of psychosis.

To participate in the provision of a high quality care. This will involve assessing, supporting, monitoring of the service users who are experiencing 1st episode psychosis and those who are suspected of developing psychosis. It will involve you're working in a variety of community settings; it will include your liaising and co working with other services both statutory and non statutory. It will involve you're working with carers and families of service users and will involve seeing service users families and carers in their own homes, clinics or in other environments such as hostels, supported living and residential settings.

Main duties of the job

Good interpersonal and observational skills o Understanding of the problems associated with psychosis. o Good communicator and ability to develop rapport with people. o Ability to work within a team, flexibility, patience and reliable o Have full driving license and use of a car or access to a car be able to take passengers/clients in car o Understanding of the impact of mental and physical health problems on a persons overall well being.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. Were really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • R.M.N. / RNMH/ DipSW /SROT
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with clients with serious mental illness within an Early Intervention Psychosis Team
  • Experience of teamwork and effective communication at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently in a community setting.
  • Experience in the use of psychosis-specific semi-structured interviews (e.g. PANSS; CAARMS; PSYRATS).
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and skill in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care of clients with serious mental illness within an early Intervention in psychosis team under the supervision of a senior clinical practitioner.
  • Knowledge of legislation that underpins the care of those with serious mental illness.
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance applicable to those with psychosis and schizophrenia.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to work within workload deadlines and prioritise workload
  • To organise, plan and implement own work, under the supervision or a senior clinical practitioner.
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Able to Flexibility in working hours required to meet client needwork within workload deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies

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