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Mental Health Support Team Manager - Carrick

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a permanent role available within the Mental Health Support Team to support an expanding workforce. The position will be focused in Carrick and expand our current service into that area. The role includes line management and clinical oversight of the team. The post holder will work in close collaboration with three other Team Managers (West, Mid & East) and our Service Lead (Cornwall) to ensure that the MHST is delivered in line with its established objectives but also embraces the opportunities available to innovate and develop practice in early intervention. Proposed interview date: 5th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England.Successful candidates will be appointed on a permanent basis . You must either have a 'core' profession' for instance a Registered Nurse, Dip SW or equivalent (CSS, CQSW, degree in SW), or Allied Health Professional OR a qualified Psychological Professional - You will have extensive experience of delivery and supervision of LICBT in school settings. This post is to support an expansion to the coverage provided by the MHST service.You will have experience of managing or supervising staff. You will have extensive knowledge of child development, understanding of early trauma, identification and assessment of mental health disorders in children and working in multi-disciplinary mental health settings. Whilst a significant portion of your time will comprise of managerial support, over time, you will hold an active caseload of children with mild moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver 1:1 or group interventions.

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



  • Relevant degree level qualification, e.g RMN OR LICBT Qualification
  • Sound working knowledge and experience with the values and principles of Children and Young Peoples Improving Access in Psychological Therapies (CYPIAPT)
  • Registered with appropriate governing body ie NMC, HCPC
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
  • Leadership or management qualification or equivalent experience


  • Accredited training in evidence based psychological treatment



  • Significant experience of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Significant experience of working in community with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services


  • Experience of working in an educational setting
  • Experience of working with looked after children

Skills and aptitudes


  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of health, education, social services and the voluntary sector and have the ability to work in partnership with other professionals from a range of multi-disciplinary backgrounds
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of current legislation including the Children Act 1989, 2004, the Human Rights Act 1998' safeguarding of children and adults, Mental Health law and policy and the Mental Capacity Act 2005


  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of audit and evaluation methodology and contribute in the audit process.

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Shaw House

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AD

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