Mental Health Practitioner - Home Treatment Team

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Home Treatment Team
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bodmin Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 Per annum
Salary period
02/10/2023 23:59

Job overview

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?

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, Telephone number 01208 256235

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current professional registration NMC / HCPC
  • Professional qualification - RMN / SW /OT
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Desirable criteria
  • To have Sign Off Mentor (SOM) qualification as in accordance with the NMC and be able to sign off students as proficient for registration


Essential criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Previous experience working with service users in mental health crisis
  • Working knowledge of crisis assessment and intervention
Desirable criteria
  • Solution focussed training/experience
  • Advanced skills in CBT

Skills and Aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Confident in their abilities to make rapid and effective decision

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes and values individuals with lived experience of mental or physical ill health joining our workforce. We aspire to have a culture that develops, promotes and supports lived experience roles - throughout the organisation.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Lauren Oliver
Job title
East Home Treatment Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01208 256235
Additional information

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Lauren Oliver Home Treatment Team Manager (East ), 01208 256235

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