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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health Practitioner
Band 6
Fixed term: 2 years
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
24/01/2021 23:59

Mental Health Workers (supporting adults) for the Family Safeguarding Model

 We are looking for Band 6 Mental Health Practitioners to work with and support adults within high-risk families as part of a new Family Safeguarding Team at Cambridgeshire County Council. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a committed and innovative team.  Children are our primary focus, and these roles will concentrate on helping parents identify the changes needed to improve the lives of the whole family.

As an experienced mental health practitioner you will be working on the frontline within a small team of mental health professionals where your clinical 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 the parents (and children) taking into account their learning needs, mental health and other presenting problems. 

 The model has recently been endorsed in an independent evaluation which expressed the overwhelming support that the model had from and amongst practitioners: “The success of this work is down to the partnership and the various professionals working side by side in family safeguarding teams, whose energy and enthusiasm has continued to provide families with the support and services they need.”

One parent said that “With the Family Safeguarding Team’s support, they were fully involved throughout and not told what to do.”

At the heart of the model’s early achievements is a focus on multi-disciplinary teams. Working alongside services such as Drug and Alcohol and Probation Services, the Family Safeguarding Team will provide support to the project. Team members will establish and maintain effective partnership working to manage risk and improve outcomes for families who have a range of needs, including the need to be protected and to be looked after by the local authority.

If you can bring your experience and enthusiasm for delivering an evidence-based approach to a new way of working, we want to hear from you.  Submit your application without delay via our online application portal, or for an informal chat about the role please contact Sara Hart (CPFT) 07507860065 or Louise Brakes - 07760474941

The vacancies are located in one of five districts in Cambridgeshire: South Cambridgeshire, Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Fenland

The roles are offered on a two-year fixed term contract. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the roles on the basis of a secondment from their current role.

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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

Sara Hart - Team Manager (CPFT)


01733 317560

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501