Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.
In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.
BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.
We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.
Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.
Community Care Co-ordinator - Band 6
This is an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join a supportive, reflective and creative multidisciplinary Team. The MAP Treatment Pathway is based within Haringey Community Services (BEH) and offers treatment for people with chronic difficulties with anxiety, depression, avoidance and dependency (Cluster C Personality difficulties). MAP patients are often withdrawn, isolated, limited in their functioning and have multiple social and psychological needs. The aim of the pathway is to help increase people’s emotional, social and practical functioning, so they can engage better with relationships and meaningful activity outside of services.
The pathway has developed innovative ways of working with this group of patients, involving various integrated interventions, such as Key-Clinician (care coordination) sessions, regular joint reviews, brief interventions (e.g. Behavioural Activation, Anxiety management, Agoraphobia treatments) and a group interventions (4x groups). It is a small, supportive and contained team of Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, an Associate Mental Health Worker and an Assistant Psychologist. An aptitude and interest to work collaboratively and respectfully in multidisciplinary teams is thus essential.
We are looking for someone with a minimum of 24 months post qualification experience and is interesting in developing as a care coordinator. The successful applicant will have experience of care coordination, assessments and an interest in this client group. The successful applicant will hold a mixed caseload of patients on CPA and will also work as a Key Clinician (non-CPA). This allows an increased sense of agency for patients who are stepped down from being held on CPA. Care Coordinators work closely with Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Associate Mental Health Workers to develop a treatment plan that will offer either structured task based care coordination and/or psychologically informed group treatments as needed.
Psychological models used within the pathway include Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and we have psychodynamic and family work expertise and input as well. Psychological treatment is offered in the format of a phased programme largely (but not solely) delivered in groups aiming to introduce new skills to self-manage. We welcome applicants who are interested to be involved in co-facilitating therapeutic groups.
There is an emphasis on team based multi-disciplinary decision making which lends itself to creating a supportive environment for staff. We value rich and thoughtful discussion about our patients and consider their needs holistically, privileging neither psychiatric, psychological nor social perspectives. Much of the treatment programme has been developed by staff currently working within the pathway and we have a culture of active service development with staff involvement in this process. We have also provided both formal and informal training for staff working with this population and would expect to continue with this.
Occupational Therapists must be registered with HCPC and Mental Health Nurses must be registered with NMC
For further information please contact:
Interviews to be held on 13 October via MST/ ZOOM
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.