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Mental Health Practitioner

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rota
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The service supports working-age adults who have moderate to severe affective and psychotic disorders. The team offers support in a number of ways, drawing from the expertise of such a variety of disciplines.

To be right for this job:

You need to have a degree or relevant professional registration as a Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social worker and will be an active member of a dynamic, highly motivated, skilled and creative team.

You will be working in a supportive environment that values your supervision and professional development.

You will have a voice and role to play in service development.

You will have the opportunity to manage a caseload of diverse service users, delivering a diverse range of clinical skills and building a therapeutic and recovery based relationship.

Recovery principles are embedded in the work of the locality teams and we aim to support people to reach their potential by facilitating hope, empowering autonomy and developing meaning and purpose in life.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure and with a desire for innovation. We are able to support agile working for staff, using all appropriate I.T equipment and support.

You will be involved in the delivery of care-coordination to a specified caseload, a daily duty service, ongoing risk management, care planning, support around benefits and housing, carers' assessments, physical health care and a wide variety of therapeutic interventions for which you can access training and supervision. You will also be involved in ensuring that the service is a positive learning environment for students from various disciplines.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Regrettably, we cannot offer sponsorship for all our job roles. If you apply for a role that we cannot offer sponsorship for, unfortunately, your application form will be rejected from the process.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

1. To undertake assessment of individuals and their families/carers accessing the service with complex health presentations, including those service users presenting with higher levels of risk.

2. To develop alongside the service user, their care plan.

3. To offer specialist professional assessment and advice where required.

4. To assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the service user and carers.

5. To regularly review risk factors and make changed to the management of them as necessary.

6. To work using assertive outreach approaches to engage the service user and their families.

7. To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust nursing strategy.

8. To ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.

9. To provide supervision of junior staff and trainees where appropriate.

10. To act within the professional code of conduct at all times.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH), Occupational Therapist or Social Worker Current NMC/HCPC Registration


  • Post graduate qualification related to specialism



  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs


  • Lived experience of mental health issues

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to use own initiative to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that you are supporting

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Newtown Centre

Nursery Road


PE29 3RJ

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