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Care Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Care Coordinator
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
306-HAR074-AA-A
Site
St Ann’s Hospital Site
Town
London
Salary
£37,152 - £43,994 Per annum Inclusive of HCAS rate pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
08/12/2021 23:59
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse to join a supportive, reflective and creative Multidisciplinary Team that works with people with complex anxiety and depression. The MAP Pathway is a small, supportive and contained team of Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, an art psychotherapist, an Associate Mental Health Worker and an Assistant Psychologist. 

We believe in the importance of multidisciplinary working that is collaborative, respectful and integrative, with a particular focus on therapeutic interventions and trauma-informed care (as opposed to diagnostic based). We value rich and thoughtful discussion about our patients and consider their needs holistically. There is an ethos that we work with patients as a team (not individually). We aim to create nurturing and developmental MDT interventions that support people with anxiety and depression moving forward at a gradual pace that works for them.

Main duties of the job

The MAP Pathway has developed innovative ways of working, involving various integrated interventions, such as care coordination sessions, regular joint reviews, brief interventions (e.g. Behavioural Activation, Anxiety management, Agoraphobia treatments) and group interventions (4x groups).

We are looking for someone that is flexible, creative and motivated. Main duties of the job are to carry a caseload and support the multidisciplinary treatment program. Psychological models used within the pathway include Cognitive Analytic Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic.

We believe in the importance of staff development and nurturing staff professional interests. The successful applicant will be offered regular individual supervision, group supervision, monthly Team Reflective Practice and there are a variety of options for further training. There will be opportunities to be involved with therapeutic groups and individual psychological interventions

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) 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) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. 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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Current Professional Registration e.g. NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Undertaken a range of Postgraduate courses relevant to the post e.g. CBT, DBT, mindfulness or CAT training

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively within MDT as a Care Coordinator under the Care Programme Approach
  • Working with patients with severe and complex mental health problems
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience at Band 6 level
  • Experience of managing a caseload of patients with complex difficulties
  • Experience of CPA / Care Coordination
  • Experience of facilitating groups for people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working with complex mental health presentations including Personality Difficulties
  • Experience of working with psychological therapists and an interest in psychological approaches
  • Experience of working in a therapeutic-focused and trauma-informed way

Skills and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of evidenced based practice Pertaining Mental Health as a speciality
  • Able to manage a caseload of clients with complex needs.
  • Able to contribute to the development of intervention and support for the identified patient group and their families
  • Able to undertake comprehensive risk assessment and implement and evaluate risk management plans
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills - Ability to use spread sheets and computerised systems
  • Ability to use initiative as appropriate
  • Knowledge of the frameworks and legislation within which to work with people with No Recourse to Public Funds

Other

Essential criteria
  • Self-motivated with a clear vision of role
  • Demonstrate professional independence
  • Work in a flexible manner and adapt to changing environments
  • Professional manner and appearance
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Odie Bhebhe
Job title
MAP Deputy Manager
Email address
odalayo.bhebhe@nhs.net
Telephone number
0208 702 6803
Additional information

We warmly welcome contact to discuss the role and service further:  Dr Leon Simpson (MAP Clinical Lead, Clinical Psychologist) on 0208 702 3974 or leon.simpson@nhs.net

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