Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner
The NHS needs you now more than ever
Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day, using your skills, experience and compassion to help people in crisis?
Would you like to live in Cornwall? A county of outstanding natural beauty with its endless rugged coastlines, beautiful countryside and unbeatable beaches. Attracting millions of visitors each year, this could be your chance to move here permanently and make a difference to our community.
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our Home Treatment and Crisis service provision is a pivotal part of the acute care pathway for people with acute mental health difficulties, and we are investing substantially in them to improve care. Your experience and enthusiasm could be just what we need to expand our teams.
This an exciting time to join the team as we continue to grow and develop to deliver a high-quality mental health response to people in crisis. We are forward thinking and innovative team and are presently working towards HTAs accreditation.
Main duties of the job
Our Mental Health Practitioners will work as part of an established integrated multi-disciplinary Home Treatment Team.. The team promotes a dynamic and innovative way of working, triaging and responding to mental health crisis calls and referrals, providing interventions, support, guidance and signposting. The service further delivers timely and responsive face to face assessments where required.
This team is made up of a Psychiatrist, nurses, Approved Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers and Support Time Recovery Workers with the support of an admin team and Psychologists.
This is a full-time post, working 13 long days/nights over a 4 week period.
This an exciting time to join the team as we continue to grow and develop to deliver a high-quality mental health response to people in crisis. We are a forward thinking and innovative team and are presently working towards HTAs accreditation. If you want to work in this dynamic and progressive team, helping those in crisis please follow the link to apply now!
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Lauren Oliver, Team Manager
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone number 01208 256235
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/Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration NMC / HCPC
- Professional qualification - RMN / SW /OT
- Evidence of continued professional development
- To have Sign Off Mentor (SOM) qualification as in accordance with the NMC and be able to sign off students as proficient for registration
- Substantial post registration experience
- Previous experience working with service users in mental health crisis
- Working knowledge of crisis assessment and intervention
- Solution focussed training/experience
- Advanced skills in CBT
Skills and Aptitude Essential
- Effective leadership and management skills
- Confident in their abilities to make rapid and effective decision
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