HCL Mental Health are seeking a Care Co-ordinator (Band 6) to join a Homeless Health Inclusion Team in Tottenham. The successful candidate will have professional registration as a Nurse or Occupational Therapist and will be responsible for managing a caseload of service users with complex and substantial mental health needs, due to their vulnerability and homelessness.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to providing high quality care to service users with complex mental health needs.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Care Co-ordinator will ensure that high quality, individualised care is delivered and that this promotes recovery and maximises independence. The role will involve delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions using developed interpersonal skills such as CBT or psycho-education, and providing service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information to assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing a caseload of service users with complex mental health needs, acting as a care coordinator as defined by the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • Delivering effective care and treatment within a multidisciplinary framework and in collaboration with other agencies
  • Involving service users and their carers in planning care that includes all of their individual and diverse needs
  • Designing individual programmes of care collaboratively with patients to maximise self-management and social inclusion and reflect their own goals and aspirations, reviewing and adjusting plans as needed
  • Undertaking Care Act assessments as required to ensure clients maximise their independence by developing effective care and support plans
  • Providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions using developed interpersonal skills such as CBT or psycho-education
  • Providing service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information to assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care
  • For registered nurses, administering medication, monitoring for effects and side-effects in accordance with NMC standards and Trust policies
  • Facilitating vocational rehabilitation and those aspects of mental health recovery concerning occupation
  • Maintaining clear, comprehensive and contemporaneous clinical records on all patients in response to personally generated clinical observations, in accordance with professional standards and Trust policies
  • Preparing and presenting clinical reports as required
  • Liaising with other agencies in planning and assessing programmes of care, providing formal, ongoing clinical supervision and caseload management supervision to junior and less experienced community mental health staff
  • Maintaining sufficient personal awareness of current developments in the provision of health and social care for people with mental health problems
  • Ensuring full compliance with aftercare requirements, such as Section 117, Care Programme Approach, Community Treatment Orders, etc.
  • Complying with statutory requirements and policies relating to the NHS & Social Care, such as the Mental Health Act 1983, The Mental Capacity Act, 2005, The Care Act 2014, and other relevant legislation

This is a full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About HCL Mental Health

HCL Mental Health (part of HCL Workforce Solutions) is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high quality mental health professionals. We work with candidates to provide flexible, career-boosting roles all across the UK.

With years of experience, a huge number of awards and relationships with hundreds of NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer you opportunities to suit your lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis.

Benefits HCL Mental Health can offer you:

  • Weekly payment
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Refer a friend scheme*
  • Opportunities with hundreds of NHS trusts and local authorities
  • Access to exclusive placements
  • A dedicated recruitment consultant
  • A dedicated registration team to help you through the application process
  • Free mandatory training

To discuss this role or our other roles throughout the UK, apply with your CV or email Ben – Ben.leach@hclworkforce.com

HCL is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. HCL operate in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently UK residents and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your response, due to the high volume of applications we regret that this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification from us within 30 days please take your application as not being successful this time but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

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