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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a forward thinking mental health professional to join Kerrier Integrated Community Mental Health Team.

We are looking for a confident and motivated practitioner with excellent communication skills and a professional back ground in either Mental Health nursing, Occupational Therapy or as a Social Worker, who can demonstrate the Trust's vision and values in their clinical practice.

The Team

We are part of a countywide Integrated Community Mental Health Team. Based in Redruth and covering the Camborne/Redruth area.

The Integrated Community Mental Health Team is evolving through a service development programme and has exciting service transition plans to further our focus on effective, recovery focused interventions that promote the independence of our service users.

We work with individuals recovering from severe and enduring mental health conditions from 18 to 75, working in partnership with specialist mental health teams such as the Eating Disorders Service, Home Treatment Team and Personality Disorder Service to deliver high quality and effective integrated health and social care interventions.

New team members joining our team say that we are warm and welcoming, and that we are a diverse team with a range of skills and experience

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in the delivery of evidence based interventions and the coordination of care to a caseload of individuals experiencing severe mental health difficulties. The role also involves close liaison and partnership working with GPs and other agencies to enable a recovery focused approach. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the further development of this role as the service evolves.

You will need to demonstrate confidence in the delivery of assessment and treatment interventions/therapy to a caseload of service users,. You need to be enthusiastic, passionate and driven to work with a team focused on the recovery of their clients. You will need to show an interest in delivering current evidence based treatments. You will be committed to keeping service users and carers at the heart of everything that you do, and be enthusiastic about cultivating the growth of community mental health services. We are looking for a professional who has the ability to adapt, learn and make a meaningful contribution to future service provision.

The post-holder will provide evidence based mental health service, based on sound assessment, care planning and focused, coordinated programmes of care, support and treatment/therapy.

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 Shortlister Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN, OT, RSW
  • Post Basic Training
shortlisting Essential
  • Experience working with adults with enduring mental illness.
  • Community experience
  • Knowledge of electronic record system, care co-ordination, risk assessment, management and suicide awareness

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