Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services and community services for more than one million people in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Stockport, Trafford, Tameside and Glossop. The Trust’s Headquarters is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, ten miles north east of Manchester city centre.
The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of services provided by the Trust as 'excellent', which underpins the Trust's vision to become a world-class provider of mental health care. In July 2008 we became the 100th NHS Foundation Trust which provides greater freedom to tailor our future plans to best meet the needs of the communities we serve and be more accountable to local people.
The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.
All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months’ salary or, if preferable, pay the full amount from their first months’ salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to registered with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £350.
PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY
West CMHT work primarily with working age adults who have a diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness and / or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. The care pathway includes a holistic assessment of need / risk, formulation and delivery of a care and treatment plan with a focus on recovery and supporting individuals to achieve and maintain their optimal level of functioning
The successful applicants will work effectively with adult service users with mental health needs across Rochdale CMHT, predominantly in the active care coordination function and will manage the care of a defined caseload of patients.
The post holders will be highly skilled and competent in conducting comprehensive holistic health and social needs assessments and risk assessments, developing outcome based needs led care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan of care and evaluating its effectiveness utilising evidence based outcome measures with a focus on recovery and social inclusion.
The post holders will be required to provide a range of highly skilled interventions including group work and share those skills with other team members.
Key Responsibilities of the Post:
The Care Coordinator will provide a comprehensive mental health service to adults of working age who experience moderate to severe mental health problems within the community. The practitioner will also:
Work collaboratively across a range of disciplines to continuously promote a ‘needs based’ approach to all service users.
Promote an integrated approach to service delivery.
Develop clear relapse recognition / prevention plans and share with MDT, service users and carers where appropriate
Develop meaningful engagement with individuals who are often referred to as ‘difficult to engage’ and their families.
The team will offer a Monday- Friday service within the hours of 0900hrs to 1700hrs. Some flexibility will be necessary to provide planned interventions
For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal Contact Name: Chiara Talbot
Job Title: Acting Team Manager
Contact Number: ( Phone number removed )
The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of our employees. We actively promote equal opportunities, flexible working & staff support
We are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults & expect all employees & volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to regulated activities will require an enhanced DBS disclosure
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.
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