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Senior Practitioner - Multi Agency Rapid Response Service (MARRS)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
*Relocation Package Available*

We are a multiagency rapid response service (MARRS) that will deliver urgent care across services for children and young people who experience mental health and social care crisis across Cornwall 24/7 365 days a year. We aim to build an integrated pathway that offers support and treatment for families in a joined-up way. We have 3 bases in Cornwall (Roche, Truro and Helston).

We are an integrated, multi-disciplinary CAMHS team, who focus on ensuring children and young people, and their families, get the right help at the right time. Your expertise is essential in the new model of care to ensure adaptive mentalization based integrative treatment. You will be reaching out to those hard to engage young people and their families, working to prevent hospital admission and supporting young people and their families on their journey of recovery.

We are committed to enhancing this by offering you training opportunities to support our care delivery. You will be offered AMBIT, DBT, Solution focused, trauma informed training, and for our nursing staff we will also support you to complete your non-medical prescribing.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide short term, intensive mental health intervention for children and adolescents with complex mental health needs.
  • Working with young people and families as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • To provide advice, consultation and liaison to other child & adolescent mental health providers, particularly for Children in Care and Youth Offending Team.
  • To provide psychosocial risk assessment and risk management.
  • To work in partnership with children's Social Care to deliver urgent care across services for children and young people who experience mental health and social care crisis across Cornwall.

The team will operate county wide and will be integrated with CAMHS, the wider child and family health services as well as Cornwall Council's social work service for children and families.

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.

Just over 532,000 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 / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Professional Qualification - Registered Nurse or other professional body such as Social Work/Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams
  • Experience of assessment of mental health and risk.
  • Experience of assessment of mental health and risk.
  • Post Qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health or intervention.


  • Teaching or Training Qualification.
  • Hold NMC Registration for independent and supplementary prescribing.
  • Evidence of plans for further professional updating.

Skills and Aptitude


  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment in young people.
  • Can communicate and establish effective working relationships with children and young people and their families.
  • To impart sensitive complex information when there may be barriers to understanding.
  • Effective team player with the ability to initiate, prioritise and complete work autonomously.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Mid Cornwall - Base TBC


PL31 2QN

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