This role is focussed on supporting people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers (friends/relatives/carers) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant would receive a comprehensive induction and be fully supported by the multi disciplinary team to hold a small caseload of low and medium risk service users with severe and enduring mental health needs. You would receive management and clinical supervision and take part in weekly meetings with the MDT with the opportunity for reflection and review of service users on your caseload.
As care co-ordinator you would work closely with service users and their carers in the community to enable and assist them to meet daily health, social care and well being needs, in line with individual personal recovery goals. You will collaboratively develop recovery orientated care plans with service users and contribute to ongoing assessment and review of recovery goals.
You are welcome to contact Becky Wood, Team Manager if you have any questions or require any further information.
Working for our organisation
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To undertake the role of care/recovery coordinator for an allocated caseload of service users organising and participating in the ongoing assessment, planning, delivering and review of care to meet identified physical and mental health social care and well being needs. This will include:
- Explaining the role of care coordinator
- Organising and participating in defined assessment methods/activities
- Arranging CPA meetings in line with trust policy
- Developing and reviewing appropriate care plans identifying and organising
- other resources as appropriate.
- Completing relevant paper and electronic documentation in line with the care coordinator role
2. Planning and undertaking defined interventions and treatments to enable the individual to meet and develop their ongoing daily living skills, to increase confidence and independence in line with agreed personal recovery plans. This might include;
- Using the recover Start as a framework for planning care.
- Preparing for and delivering defined self-help groups.
- Therapeutic activities to improve and individuals coping skills e.g. anger, anxiety, stress management, assertiveness or relaxation
- Therapeutic activities to improve an individuals physical health such as exercise programmes, diet or nutritional planning.
3. Planning and undertaking activities to enable the individual to meet and develop their daily living skills, to increase confidence and independence in line with agreed personal recovery plans. This might include helping individuals to:
- access information on appropriate and safe housing
- move into new accommodation or respite care.
- complete forms or letter e.g. housing benefits
- Contact employment advisors or education facilities
Or it might include providing any of the following
- Emotional support to individual focusing on motivation and encouragement.
- Information and advice to maintain good physical health by encouraging a good diet and exercise.
- Information on rights under the mental health act.
4. Effectively build hope inspiring relationships which acknowledge the personal journey of each person, and focus on strengths and aspirations to allow the creation of meaningful personal recovery plans.
5. Communicate effectively with a wide range of people in order to build and sustain effective, and positive relationships with individuals, and carers, team members
Knowledge and experience
- Able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the concept of confidentiality.
- Relevant experience of working in any health, social care setting or any related
- Is able to describe how supervision supports safe working practices.
- Experience of mental health services, as a user, carer, volunteer or worker.
- Demonstrate well-developed listening skills and effective verbal communication
- Demonstrate an ability to deliver a range of specific therapeutic interventions with
- Able to articulate a clear knowledge of policy and legislative frameworks within
- Able to travel freely and flexibly across the local area in order to work effectively
- Address Weston super Mare, UK
- Salary Offer £22,549 - £24,882