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Band 6 Assessor Co-ordinator - Colston Fort

Band 6

Main area
Mental health
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Colston Fort
from £30,401 per annum
29/04/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


The Bristol Early Intervention in Psychosis Service covers the whole of the Bristol area and is based at a central location in Kingsdown. The team provides a range of services; psychological help for service users and their families, medication management, help in accessing housing, work, education and increasing levels of activity and social networks.

The team operating hours are Monday – Friday, 9-5. However depending on individual service user needs the team offers some flexibility outside of these hours.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a team aiming to make a real difference to the recovery of people experiencing their first episode of Psychosis.

We are seeking someone who is organized, creative and committed. You must be a good communicator and have a flexible and approach to your work.

The post involves the care coordination of people experiencing their first episode of psychosis. You will be familiar with and confident in caseload management and experienced in working with people with complex needs.

You will also need to be familiar and competent in; delivering psychosocial interventions to individuals and their families, be committed to a recovery focused approach and promote social inclusion.

You will be enthusiastic about making links with colleagues as well as other agencies and have an interest in talking to groups of people about psychosis. The service approach is team focused, working collaboratively with service users their families.

Essential qualifications and skills: 

RMN, Occupational Therapist or Social Work Registered Practitioner

Evidence of CBT informed practice

Some experience of working psychologically with families.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Kerry Preshaw or Terry Gregory on 0117 9192371