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Advanced Mental Health Practitioner - Occupational Therapy Specialism

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
1. To work with people in an acute stage of mental illness, who may present with physical and cognitive co-morbidity, using evidence based practice and client-centred principles.2. To contribute to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions within HTT.3. To provide specialist occupational therapy assessments and interventions, individually and with the team where identified as a part of HTT intervention, taking into account individual service user needs4. To contribute to the planning and development of the HTT, participating in defined projects.5. To contribute to the development of the Trust Occupational Therapy Service and best practice initiatives.6. To work as an integral team member, within shift numbers, working within the HTT model.

Due to a significant investment in Home Treatment Team, there has been the development of a Band 6, Advanced Mental Health Practitioner with Occupational Therapy Specialism post. This posts is working with the HTT in West Cornwall, Cambourne and Redruth Hospital.

You will be HCPC registered, have good communication skills and be focused on delivering patient - centred care.

Main duties of the job

This post will particularly suit a motivated, experienced, treatment focused and skilled occupational therapist, who is competent in the management of clients with a focus on utilising Occupational Therapy approaches and interventions that support recovery through this time of crisis care. You'll be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including nurses, AMHP's, support workers, psychiatrist and psychologist. It is important that you are able to work autonomously with clients whilst adopting a flexible and positive approach

As part of a growing network of occupational therapists in the Trust you will have regular supervision with the Lead occupational therapist and should you wish, peer supervision with the occupational therapist in the Home Treatment Team in the East of the county. You will be invited to join our monthly best practice meeting where continual professional development topics are discussed and guest speakers are invited to share exciting developments and opportunities both within and outside of the Trust. We are committed to the learning and development of our staff.

As part of the Home Treatment Team you will be assessing and working with individuals experiencing mental health crisis. The team are involved in helping individuals avoid admission to hospital and are developing alternatives to admission in the West of the county and have a crisis bed in place in the East.

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

Qualification and experience


  • HCPC registration
  • Substantial registration experience, including recent experience in mental health setting
  • Relevant post - graduate qualification or equivalent specialist experience e.g AMPS, Sensory Integration, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy
  • BSc/Diploma in Occupational therapy


  • Experience of working in HTT or an in-patient environment

Skills and Aptitude


  • Effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Experience of clinical risk assessment and management in mental health
  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively


  • Experience in audit, research and project management

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of self-directed continuing professional development
  • Evidence of client centered, non-discriminatory practice

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Longreach House


TR15 3EU

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