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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Psychosis services, this role will work within Early Intervention and Psychosis.

The role will be predominantly assessing within our criteria for First episode of Psychosis and those at risk of developing Psychosis

This role will require excellent commination skills to work within Primary, Secondary care and voluntary sectors.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and identification of those at risk of developing psychosis or a first episode of psychosis through use of specialist assessment.
  • To carry continuing responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of recovery-based care programmes for those individuals who are experiencing or at risk of psychosis.
  • The post holder may be required to engage with a range of statutory and non-statutory services to ensure a package of care is delivered to the individual and their family/carer.
  • Practitioners working with children and young people should have necessary training, expertise and support in children and young people's mental health, as well as the required competencies indelivering EIP interventions.
  • Demonstrate expertise in identifying neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people in the presence of psychosis and make reasonable adjustments to their service, including communication preferences, to facilitate vocational and educational recovery and social functioning.
  • Participate with competence in safeguarding procedures and working with colleagues from social care
  • The post holder will be required to take a lead in health promotion and teaching of other team members and staff from outside agencies.
  • To take a lead role in team development, performance management and clinical audit.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Current professional registration - NMC / HCPC
  • Post graduation specialist training to degree level in relevant subject area


  • To have a Sign Off Mentor (SOM) qualification as in accordance with the NMC and be able to sign off students as proficient for registration
  • Advanced Skills in CBT and family intervention

Skills and Aptitude


  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate and supervise a team of staff demonstrating the highest clinical standards


  • Experience of leading a Team

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Kernow building

Wilson way .Pool


TR15 3QE

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