Mental Health Assessment Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
To be confirmed
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Single Point of Access Team are very pleased to announce that are looking for two forward thinking, experienced mental health professionals to join our progressive and developing team.

Our team is a countywide service, made up of qualified mental health clinicians. We are looking for two additional assessment clinicians to join our already established teams to provide cover across the County.

You will be providing triage of new referrals into secondary mental health services, offering relevant signposting recommendations and completing holistic assessment of needs for clients, where appropriate, for all referrals to the Community Mental Health Teams.

The team works closely with primary care services, iCMHTs, specialist services and voluntary sector organisations. You will be involved in further development of collaborative working practices as the Community Mental Health NHS Transformation work continues.

You will need to be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist who has substantial experience of working in Secondary care mental health settings.

We are looking for a confident and motivated practitioner with excellent communication skills who is able to lead on clinical decision making and who can demonstrate the Trust's vision and values in their clinical practice, ensuring that quality care is our priority.

Main duties of the job

You will be working with your colleagues to manage the referrals coming through to secondary mental health services via triage and initial assessment.

You will be expected to work in partnership working with GPs, other referring agencies and community mental health teams including, Early Interventions in Psychosis, Home Treatment Team and Talking Therapies.

The assessment service is currently developing and is in a period of transformation, so now is an exciting time to be joining and involved with the implementation and development of news ways of working.

We can offer you:
  • A supportive team environment where new ideas and innovation are welcomed, considered and acted on.
  • Regular supervision and caseload management to help you balance your caseload
  • Mandatory training program to maintain your core skills.
  • Access to personalised training in line with a yearly appraisal & PDP. We want to develop your skills and expertise.
  • We can offer opportunities to help you access CPD activities to develop your career further.
  • Staff engagement program, including quarterly have your say sessions.
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Team away days to enable us to grow as a team and focus on our shared priorities.

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.

Cornwall is a great place to live and work with access to beautiful coastline, beaches and countryside as well as easy access to Truro or Plymouth's shops, theatres and restaurants.

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 Qualifications


  • Relevant professional registration - RMN, OT, SW
  • Evidence of post basic training
  • To have a Sign Off Mentor (SOM) qualification



  • Registered mental health professional with substantial post registration experience.
  • Previous experience working in a community setting

Skills and Aptitude


  • Computer literate.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



To be confirmed

TR15 3ER

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