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Early Intervention in Psychosis Care Coordinator - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Early Intervention in Psychosis Team

Full time 37.5 hours, permanent role

A rare opportunity has arisen to recruit a community care coordinator (at Band 6 or equivalent) to join our multi-disciplinary Early Intervention in Psychosis team. The position is available to Nurse, Occupational Therapy or Social Work disciplines.

The successful applicant will join a well-established and supportive multidisciplinary team in care coordinating patients who have been assessed as having First Episode Psychosis or an At Risk Mental State.

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Main duties of the job

Early Intervention in Psychosis teams are based upon recovery-focused principles and underpinned by positive risk-taking, aiming to create the conditions where better outcomes and improved safety can be achieved for patients and their families. The service aims to reduce the number of patient safety incidents, serious incidents, avoidable hospital admission and the need for Intensive Home Based Treatment.


About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

At CWPT we put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others. We have an extensive wellbeing package to support our staff both in and out of work and we offer generous annual leave entitlement. With excellent training and development opportunities, we believe in growing our talent to be the best they can be and strive to promote from within the organisation. We listen to the feedback of our staff and service users, to ensure everyone has a voice and is recognised and valued for their contribution.

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will be working in a well-established friendly team and will care coordinate a small caseload of up to 15 patients. They will work in line with the EIT Access and Waiting Time Standards in order to provide holistic care to the individuals they support, this will include but is not limited to psycho-education, staying well planning and early warning signs work. They will ensure that the individuals on their caseload have been offered NICE recommended treatments including Behavioural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Cognitive Behavioural Family Therapy for Psychosis), Carer's Education and Employment support from IPS Rethink.

Personal qualities will need to include; an enthusiasm for EIT and the EIT ethos, an interest in promoting holistic health and well being, be positive and enthusiastic in what can be a very demanding role, ability to work independently and as part of the team and the ability to structure your own work load and diary utilising a range of interventions tailored to the clients needs. You will need an understanding of CPA and maintain this to a good standard and have strong IT skills. A significant element of the role will be the identification and management of risk, utilising the Steve Morgan tools, including positive risk taking and Storm assessments. You will also be expected to carry out duties as per the job description.

Experience in working in the community and/or urgent care is desirable.

The ability to travel during the working day over a large geographical area is essential as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of the client group.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and will be expected to demonstrate your ability to work within a team. You will be expected to supervise support staff and students. The post is subject to DBS clearance.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Relevant Professional Qualification ie. RMN, DipCOT
  • Current unrestricted registration with HCPC/NMC
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures and theory
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/ diploma
  • Relevant training and experience specialist short courses
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Substantial experience in a Community Mental health care setting / Psychosis
  • Developed specialist knowledge gained within a similar environment over a considerable period of time
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management
  • Experience of safeguarding and investigations
  • Proven experience of people management
OTHER Essential
  • Must have full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for business use

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