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Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within the East Early Intervention for Psychosis team for individuals with an interest in Psychosis to enhance their clinical skills in this specialist field.

We would welcome applications from RMNs, Occupational Therapists or Social Workers to engage with our caseload to help them achieve positive health outcomes.

As an EIP practitioner you will be part of a team that triages, assesses and offers a treatment pathway over a 3 year period in line with NICE guidelines to people who are experiencing first episode of psychosis.

You need to utilise social inclusion and Recovery approaches and develop links with other agencies and GP surgeries within the community to create opportunities for individuals, and promote collaborative working.

We are looking for individuals with a mature approach to team working, who have the ability to motivate. You'll need excellent communication skills to be able to work with a broad age range of clients and be able to adopt a flexible, creative, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

You will hold a share of the team caseload and have the support of experienced clinicians within the multi-disciplinary team. In addition you will benefit from regular supervision and monthly CPD events.

We are looking to support suitable clinicians in training in Family Intervention and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis over the next few years in order to build on key psychological interventions that we offer.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and clinical management of a defined caseload of individuals between the ages of 14 and 65 years within the Early Intervention team.
  • To co-ordinate the assessment and collaborative, care planning and review of individuals experiencing psychosis and to offer interventions to families as appropriate
  • To deliver evidence based psycho-social interventions for individuals, their families and carers
  • To ensure that clinical practice complies with statutory and legal requirements, ie Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, Disability Discrimination Act, Safeguarding Adult and Children policies.
  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Early Intervention multidisciplinary team and all other statutory and non-statutory agencies that the team work in collaboration with.

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 her. 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 increase the numbers of people who use out 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 Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Post basic training
  • Knowledge of or experience of working with families


  • Experience of working within Assertive Outreach, Early Intervention or CAMHS

Knowledge and abilities


  • Knowledge of Psychosocial interventions
  • Knowledge of early Intervention concepts

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bellingham House,

Bodmin Hospital, Boundary Road


PL31 2QT

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