Senior Support Worker
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
4d ago

Full time and part time applications will be considered.

Oxfordshire is developing its mental health crisis response provision following new investment and we are expanding our Home Treatment Team.

Currently this is a service to provide intensive home treatment to people living in Oxford City as a true alternative to admission.

The team is being developed and expanded to now include the whole county of Oxfordshire. There are further plans to include a Crisis Resolution aspect to the team, which will be developed in due course.

Senior Support Workers are instrumental in delivering intensive home treatments to service users in their own place of residence under the guidance and support of qualified Crisis Clinicians and Team Leader.

Senior Support Workers will deliver recovery focused intervention (emotional and practical support) to a small caseload of service users and their nominated friends / family / carers.

Accessibility, responsiveness and excellence in customer service with the highest regard for service experience will be at the heart of the service and Senior Support Workers will use their skills and personal qualities to make this a reality.

Our dynamic and dedicated team is multi-disciplinary, including nurses and occupational therapists, with peer support, social work, psychiatry and psychology input.

Senior Support Workers must have substantial experience and a proven track record working in health or social care and be able to demonstrate Trust values in delivering care to others.

The successful candidate will be able to follow and initiate plans of care flexibly and dynamically in challenging and changing circumstances.

Oxford Health works in partnership with 5 third sector providers as part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership (OMHP), and the new crisis service will be working closely with partners, in particular Oxfordshire Mind and the Safe Haven services in order to ensure diversity and choice of service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Senior Support Workers must have the skills and aptitude to work creatively and proactively with our third sector partners.

In return we will offer opportunities for professional development and opportunities to influence and contribute to service development.

You will be provided with regular supervision, appraisal and support. The service will operate 24 / 7 and a variety of working patterns will be available we welcome flexible working requests.

This post does not involve working night shifts but does require weekend and evening working.

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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