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Senior Community Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
We have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the Carrick Community Mental Health Team.

Our multidisciplinary team strives to deliver high quality and effective services to people experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems. We offer assessment and treatment of mental health problems, with a focus on effectiveness and recovery, working to promote the independence of our service users.

The team are looking for someone who can demonstrate the Trust's vision and values in practice, are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development and and are passionate about mental health. Ideally, you will have a core profession in Mental Health Nursing and experience working independently in a mental health setting.

As an ICMHT team member you must have both a positive outlook and sense of humour to accept the challenges of working in a busy locality that extends to seaside towns and rural locations.

You will need to have knowledge of general mental health problems, the impact this may have on service users and their treatment.

You will receive regular support and supervision from the Management and Leadership team.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and clinical management of a defined caseload within the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) Mental Health Service.
  • To carry continuing responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care, utilising the care co-ordination system.
  • To develop the interface between primary and secondary care services so the patients/carers are offered focused and co-ordinated packages of care that are appropriate to their needs
  • You will need to have knowledge of the CPA process, legislation around mental health and The Mental Health Act. You will need excellent communication skills and place value on team and inter-agency working. We would like to work with an individual who wants to utilise their skills to effect positive changes for our service users.
  • To demonstrate passion and commitment to mental health issues, have an excellent approach to client-centred care along with working flexibly as part of a team, to deliver innovative health and social care.

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

Education and Qualifications, Experience


  • Current professional registration - NMC/HCPC
  • Evidence of post basic training
  • Extensive experience of working with mental health patients
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership skills
  • Professional qualification - RMN/OT/Social Worker


  • Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice

Knowledege and abilities


  • Sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act of 1983 and other mental health legislation
  • Ability to supervise staff, demonstrating the highest clinical standards

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Truro Health Park



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