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Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 310-MAP22-1849274-A

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Adult and Specialist
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
£30,401- £37,267 pa pro rata

An exciting opportunity for a 18 month secondment/or fixed term post has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Band 6 Mental health practitioner to play a dynamic role in the new Family Safeguarding project in conjunction with Peterborough City Council. We are looking for an experienced mental health practitioner to operate within the multidisciplinary team and a multi-agency framework to provide assessment, intervention consultation, guidance and advice on evidence based approaches within the framework of the role with the support from core mental health team..

You will work alongside existing services such as the Drug and Alcohol Services (Aspire) and the Probation services (BENCH). The team will provide support to partners aligned to the project to establish and maintain effective partnership working to manage risk and improve outcomes for children who have a range of needs, including the need to be protected and to be looked after by the local authority.

The focus for intervention will be the adults (parents or carers)
The team will communicate with partners, maintaining focus on the protection of the children in the family at all times by assessing and supporting the parents (or family caregivers) who have mental health needs. Assessment outcomes will determine the necessary resources and intervention to meet their needs. You will be clinically working within a small team of mental health professionals delivering primary mental health interventions or signposting and liaising with other statutory/voluntary services.

You will work on the frontline where your professional skills and expertise will provide dynamic advice and decision making to enable person-centred responses to those in crisis. This includes formulating plans for psychological treatment and/or intervention with parents (and children) taking into account their learning needs, mental health and other presenting problems.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Hart or Zoe Rix 01733 317560


Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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