Getting Help Mental Health Development Worker

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Abingdon, UK
13 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.

The South Oxon CAMHS team, Getting Help pathway, are looking for an enthusiastic, supportive and hardworking clinician, either registered nurse with mental health experience or qualification, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

The Getting Help team support young people with mild to moderate mental health problems, in both clinic and community settings. The successful post holder will be able to assess and treat a variety of mental health issues, with excellent communication skills and written skills. They will also be able to effectively communicate and liaise with other agencies and act as a care coordinator to those on their defined caseload.

As a team we offer both individual and group supervision. We will offer preceptorship / AYSE for newly qualified staff. There are also good training opportunities available.

The South Oxon CAMHS team covers the south of the county and is based in Abingdon. There is an expectation that you will be a car driver and able to travel to meet the needs of the young people you work with.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is a community focused organisation that provides physical and mental health and social care with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all our patients and their families. We provide a wide range of services for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North-East Somerset. These services are provided in a range of settings including inpatient hospitals, out-patient settings and people's own homes. Our focus is on delivering all care as close to home as possible.

We are a leading Trust for teaching, training and research, with close links to Oxford, Reading and Oxford Brookes Universities. We pride ourselves on being caring, safe and excellent, and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dawn Bagwell-Cox, Clinical Team Manager for South Oxon. CAMHS 01865 904700 ( Email address removed )


Hayden Stothard, Interim Lead for Getting Help, Oxfordshire on ( Email address removed )

  • 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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