Specialist coordinator

Specialist coordinatorSpecialise in one area of care such as dementia, end of life care, mental health, substance misuse or moving and handling, and take responsibility for coordinating this aspect of care.

Specialist coordinators could work in care homes, or on a wider scale in a local authority, health or voluntary sector organisation.

Role overview

  • training staff about your aspect of care
  • ensuring everyone can access the care and support they need
  • developing and putting policies and procedures in place
  • working with a range of other statutory and volunteer organisations to coordinate care services
  • implementing specific projects about your area of specialism.

Skills and experience

Specific skills needed to work in this role include:

  • good communication skills
  • coordination and organisational skills
  • the ability to motivate others
  • negotiating skills.

You’ll also need in depth knowledge about your area of specialism and keep up to date about policies and best practice in this aspect of care.



Case studies

  • Clara Burfutt
    Clara works as a positive behavioural support assistant and supports adults with learning disabilities, autism, Asperger's and other mental health conditions.
  • Nicola Pullen
    Nicola works as a team leader and has additional responsibilities for delivering moving and handling training.

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