Care Coordinator - Band 6

Location Bristol
Job type Contract
Salary £36.40 - 36.40 per hour
Contact Connor Knight-Robey
Call Connor
Reference 165715

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 6 Care Coordinator to work 37.5 hours per week based in Bristol, within the Early Intervention Team.

The pay rate for this locum Care Coordinator job is £36.40 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Duties:

  • Assess young people with psychosis or possible psychosis
  • Plan and implement specialist programmes of care for young people following the first appearance of psychosis or for a limited period where psychosis is suspected, including carrying a specialist caseload of clients and acting as care co-ordinator
  • Liaise and work in collaboration with other agencies in planning and assessing programmes of care
  • Provide specialist advice to young people, carers and professionals
  • Develop awareness sessions around psychosis and early intervention to be delivered within education and youth services
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior staff, students and support workers
  • Undertake audit, research and development activities
  • Work across a number of sites including the inpatient unit and local community bases
  • Service user contact creating and following treatment plans formulated with other team members
  • Work within the Early Intervention for Psychosis Service, but develop and maintain excellent working links with colleagues from other parts of the mental health services and from other agencies
  • Provide comprehensive and specialist assessment of young people up to the age of 35 years referred to the Early Intervention Team with a first episode psychosis or possibly emerging psychosis
  • The use of formal psychiatric and psychological rating scales, as well as liaison with carers and staff from other agencies that may be involved with the young person
  • Plan, prioritise and deliver specialist programmes of care to young people up to the age of 35 years for a three year period following a first episode of psychosis, or for a period of six months where there is a possibly emerging psychosis
  • Case formulation, design of intervention, delivery and evaluation
  • Be involved in co-ordinating multi agency input around the young person’s needs and will be responsible for your caseload within the community
  • Work with and on behalf of young people in a way that promotes and develops their efforts, resources and quality of life
  • Deliver services in a manner that is appropriate, relevant and respectful to all community members, recognising diversity of ethnicity, culture, belief, privilege and capacity
  • Liaise and where appropriate work in partnership with staff from other statutory services, voluntary agencies and community groups that work with adolescents, including education, in planning, providing and assessing programmes of care
  • Provide advice to other members of the Early Intervention for Psychosis Service team and to staff from children’s agencies on the particular needs of young people with psychosis and their families / carers
  • Provide advice and to assist other members of the Early Intervention for Psychosis Service with interventions which draw on own specialist professional knowledge (for example, an occupational therapist specialist would be expected to advice on and carry out specialist occupational and vocational assessments)
  • Develop and facilitate clinical groups and workshops as appropriate

Requirements of the Care Coordinator:

  • Professional qualification in mental health nursing, social work or occupational therapy
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Be aware of and comply with all policies, procedures and directives of the Early Intervention for Psychosis Service as well as the Trust
  • Broad based post qualification mental health experience, including working with first episode psychosis
  • Appropriate CPD post-qualification in adolescent mental health / psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of and commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to junior staff / consultation for other professionals
  • Experience of Care Co-ordination or equivalent role
  • Broad based post qualification mental health experience, including working with first episode psychosis
  • Appropriate CPD post-qualification in adolescent mental health / psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of and commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to junior staff / consultation for other professionals
  • Experience of Care Co-ordination or equivalent role
  • Good knowledge of adolescent developmental issues
  • Good knowledge of severe mental illness
  • Good knowledge and skills in psychiatric assessment / formulation with client group
  • Good knowledge of the principles of care underlying early intervention
  • Specialist skills and knowledge related to own professional background
  • Familiarity with child protection procedures
  • Excellent communication skills: able to communicate sensitive and complex information and to overcome barriers to communication
  • Effective team player with good liaison skills
  • Good organisational skills: able to plan and prioritise own workload and activities, and to coordinate with other colleagues
  • Good administration skills
  • Empathy/engagement skills with the client group
  • Ability to cope with workload pressure
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and innovative
  • Self-awareness and emotional resilience when faced with difficult and demanding clinical situations
  • Able to communicate effectively within a highly emotive atmosphere
  • Clean driving license and access to a car
  • Understanding of and commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • Relevant specialist CPD qualifications, for example, Thorn training
  • Advanced keyboard skills
  • Experience of teaching / training
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of relevant rating scales, e.g. KGV, DAI, LUNSERS
  • Knowledge and skills in specific therapeutic approaches relevant to the client group e.g. care management, family work, CBT with psychosis, relapse prevention planning
  • Knowledge and skills around substance abuse

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive nursing knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands

Contact:

This Care Coordinator job is advertised by Connor Knight-Robey; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.