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Care Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Early Intervention in Psychosis
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working)
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Bentley House
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
26/02/2020 23:59

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Care coordinator (RMN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist) to work within a specialist service for people experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis. Age range 14-65.
Based on The Department of Health implementation guidelines Early Intervention Services:

Reduce the stigma associated with psychosis.

Improve professional and lay awareness of the symptoms of psychosis and the need for early assessment.

Reduce the length of time young people remain undiagnosed and untreated.

Develop meaningful engagement, provide evidence based interventions and promote recovery during the early stage of illness.

Increase stability in the lives of service users, facilitate development and personal fulfilment.

Provide a user led service, i.e. a seamless service available for those from age fourteen to sixty five years (on acceptance) that effectively integrates child, adolescent and adult mental health services and works in partnership with primary care, education, social services, youth and other services.

To ensure that care is transferred thoughtfully and effectively at the end of involvement.

In order to achieve this Bolton Early Intervention Service offer:

• Culture, age and gender sensitivity;
• Family orientated services;
• Meaningful and sustained engagement based on assertive outreach principles;
• Separate age appropriate facilities for young people;
• Emphasis on normal social roles and service users’ development needs, particularly involvement in education and achieving employment;
• Emphasis on working with distressing experiences rather than on diagnosis.
• A recovery based model of service;
• A service designed and delivered through effective partnership
Key Requirements of the Post Holder:
We require a highly motivated individual with a genuine interest in providing evidence based recovery interventions to people experiencing a first episode of Psychosis. The post will aim to reduce the impact of psychosis and ensure that the person remains actively involved in life with a focus on living and ordinary life and to achieve personal recovery.

We are a very Dedicated, Highly motivated, and Dynamic team. We offer a range of Psychological Therapies/Psychosocial Interventions and have a comprehensive training programme across the directorate. We have regular in house training and clinical supervision with our two Clinical Psychologists.

We work very closely with Service users and families, offering family interventions and therapy. We value Service User involvement and encourage participation in service developments on many levels.


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Applicant requirements

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.

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Kate Vogl - Team Manager


Tel: 01204 483003


Rebecca Slater


Tel: 01204 483003


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