Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Abingdon, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Following national and local transformation of children and young people's mental health provisions, Oxfordshire CAMHS is developing with investment to support trailblazer services comprising of Mental Health Support Teams into Schools (MHST's) and piloting four week waiting times in our new Getting Help and Getting More Help pathways. Oxfordshire CAMHS launched a new model and approach to children and young people's mental health in 2017 and this continues to be an exciting time of continued service development in delivering high quality CYP mental health interventions in a range of community settings.

We are looking to recruit an appropriately qualified and experienced Nurse or Occupational Therapist to work within the South Oxfordshire Community CAMHS Team (Getting More Help). We are a supportive multidisciplinary team providing treatment and intervention for children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and their families in the South Oxfordshire area.

This is an exciting time for the team, as we are in the process of transforming our existing services to develop a modern and comprehensive mental health service that better meets the needs of our client group.

There is no doubt that working in mental health can be challenging and hugely rewarding, and a particularly fulfilling experience. We work hard to ensure high quality patient centred care is in place and that our staff are supported in their roles and encouraged to develop.

As a team member you will receive ongoing support and development to enhance the care that you provide. Expertise gained through these experiences will enhance your professional and personal growth. We offer clinical supervision, case load (management), professional, DBT, and CBT supervision in addition to reflection as a team.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

If you have an interest in joining CAMHS and have relevant experience and skills, please contact us to discuss or make an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Bagwell-Cox Clinical Team Manager, or Kelly Garside Deputy Team Manager, South Oxon Getting Help and Getting More Help CAMHS - Tel: 01865-904700.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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