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Senior Mental Health Practitioner (Band 5-6 Developmental role)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£28,407 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join us as we embark on an exciting journey of community transformation improvement for mental health services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Significant investment is being made into our acute care pathway, expansion of our specialist services in-line with the NHS Long Term Plan, and the transformation of our community mental health model of care.

We have an opportunity for a motivated and passionate Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner applications also welcome for consideration of a developmental role from Band 5 to Band 6, to become part of our established team within Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We work with individuals with severe and enduring mental health illness from the ages of 18 to 75, and we work in partnership with specialist mental health services/teams such as Eating Disorders Service, Complex Emotional Difficulties Service and Home Treatment Team to facilitate high quality and effective integrated health and social care interventions.

We are a team who will recognise & value the expertise, experience and knowledge that each individual practitioner brings, and we have a genuine commitment to your career development and continued learning. Our mission is to provide a safe and empowering environment steeped in a caring, culture of acceptance, curiosity and empathy. We are dedicated to building a compassionate workplace where quality improvement to the services we provide is at the heart of everything we do.

Main duties of the job

Restormel Integrated Community Mental Health team is a progressive and recovery focused team with a strong emphasis on facilitating high quality, effective and evidence-based interventions with people who experience severe and enduring mental illness. We are a team of highly motivated and supportive professionals who work to ensure we empower individuals to independently manage their own mental wellbeing.

We are looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner who is a confident and motivated practitioner with excellent communication skills who has a professional background in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work you will demonstrate clinical practice that is consistent with the vision and values of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. You will have experience, or will be looking for experience, in working independently in a community mental health setting you will be able to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

As an Integrated Community Mental Health Team member, you will have both a positive outlook and sense of humour to manage the challenges of working in a busy locality that extends to seaside towns and rural locations. You will have knowledge of general mental health problems, and the impact this may have on individuals and their treatment.

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.

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



  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, OT, Social worker
  • Evidence of post basic training



  • Having the mentoring qualification or being willing to work towards this qualification and attending mentorship updates as required.
  • Experience working with adults with enduring mental illness

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra House

52 Alexandra Road

St Austell

PL25 4QN

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