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Early Intervention Service Care Coordinator

Job Reference: 363-TH5249

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
TH AMH Early Intervention Services Total Psychology, LONDON
£36,481 to £41,559 per annum, Inc HCA

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Band 6 Early Intervention Service Care Coordinator, Tower Hamlets Early Intervention Service. 1 wte.


We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Band 6 mental health practitioner to enhance the team's multi-disciplinary skill base and contribute to the provision of a high quality service to people aged 18-35 with a first episode of psychosis. Since December 2016, we have started assessing and working with people aged 35+ who have a first episode psychosis, using a Hub and Spoke model in Tower Hamlets.


The successful applicant needs to be a qualified nurse/ occupational therapist or social worker with 1-2 years post qualifying experience. The applicant must be able to demonstrate substantial knowledge / understanding of the Early Intervention in psychosis model of practice and have a proven track record for innovative practice.


THEIS is an early intervention in psychosis service for young adults aged 18-35 years old, from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, experiencing first onset of psychosis.


THEIS is an expanding multi-disciplinary team; we provide a range of psychosocial interventions working within the care programme approach framework in collaboration with service users, carers and other relevant agencies. The interventions are offered in individual, group and family contexts, and commonly require an assertive outreach approach.


Early intervention for psychosis services aim to reduce the prevalence and impact of schizophrenia by reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and engaging clients in training and work as well as offering support and psychological interventions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or an informal discussion please contact
Rebekah Rawding, Operational Lead or Aimee Mullen, Senior Practitioner on 0203 487 1310

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

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Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

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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.

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