Assessment Service Mental Health Professional

Band 6

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Assessment Service Mental Health Professional
Band 6
37.5hrs full time
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Banham House
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
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Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01726 873230

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.


All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.


Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients



CFT is Trust which strives to improve its services, we have been able to secure additional investment to enable us to enhance our existing provision for the creation of a dedicated Assessment Service within the Integrated Community Mental Health service. We have taken time over the last 12 months to trial a number of different innovations as to how we manage the high referral numbers that the service receives, which can ensure that people are seen in a timely and efficient way that enables them to access treatment speedily. To enable us to make these pilots a reality we have additional funding, with which we have recruited 5 x additional Band 6 staff to work within a specific locality and will be supplemented by other staff from within our existing workforce. These staff will be dedicated to urgent and routine assessments for functional mental health referrals. They will work in conjunction with their colleagues within the Home Treatment Service and Psychiatric Liaison, but these areas will retain their own referral routes. We now have an additional vacancy for someone looking for a challenge and who is interested in being part of a developing team.

As the first point of contact for service users we require a person who is able to represent our Trust values to service users, referring professionals, the 3rd sector and general public. We are looking for someone with excellent assessment skills; you must have the confidence to make robust clinical decisions in both the triage of referrals and the assessment of clients. You must be able to make strong working relationships with General Practice and able to support service users at a most challenging time for them in a sensitive and professional manner. We need someone who has a professional background in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work who has extensive experience in working with adult with complex mental health problems to complete our team. You need to be able to articulate your assessment and be able to provide a rationale for your decision making. We need someone who is be able to work with the existing ICMHT staff to provide a seamless service and have the ability to forge relationships with our adjoining home treatment and psychiatric liaison teams. You will be responsible for the supervision of junior staff; and be able to coach the rotated staff from the ICMHT in assessment skills. You must be interested in outcome measures and service development and be able to provide constructive feedback to ensure the future development of this team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Beth Ford, Nurse Consultant for Community Mental Health & Assessment Team Manager. Contact Number: 07818405172
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If you have problems applying, contact

01726 873230