Senior Mental Health Practitioner - CAMHS Liaison
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
1d ago

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.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner who is a qualified RMN or RNLD, OT or Social Worker to join our team.

This post will provide liaison cover at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon

The service works with young people up to 18 years old who experience a range difficulties associated their mental health, you would work with families and external networks such as schools and Social Care.

You would be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team who offer assessment, treatment and consultation either in the clinic base or out in the community.

We are looking to recruit a skilled and enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about working with Children and Young people and who would like to develop their skills in delivering evidence based interventions and high quality assessments and risk plans.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a range of practitioners. Clinical supervision is provided along with opportunities for training and continued professional development and there are strong links with local Professional leads.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and the needs of the young people and families that we work with within a range of settings.

The post holder will be required to participate in a flexible working pattern to provide cover across hours of 9am-8pm Monday- Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday's, Sunday's and Bank Holidays.

The post holder will be required to contribute to an out of hours on call rota which is supported by Managers, Consultant Psychiatrists and Senior Managers.

Full training and support will be given around this area of the role.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include :

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 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 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.
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