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

Would you like to work in Oxford City, A historic City with a lot to offer which is full of life and dreaming Spires?

We are looking to recruit a qualified and enthusiastic Senior Clinical Mental Health Professional at Band 6 ( or developing band 5 with child experience ) to work within Central Oxon CAMHS Getting More Help Team.

We would welcome applications from Occupational Therapists or RMNs; this post is being offered at 26.5 hours per week.

We are a busy and supportive multidisciplinary team providing support for children, young people with moderate to severe mood disorders, impacting on their daily function where presenting needs would be met by short term and likely to respond to a short intervention, We also offer long term work for more complex cases requiring the CPA and working with external agencies.

We are committed to the Thrive Model.

You will work along side Psychiatrists / Social Workers / Psychologists / Occupational Therapists / RMNs / CBT Therapists / Psychotherapists and Family Therapists as part of the multi disciplinary team.

There is opportunity for development, we offer all staff training in courses on CBT and DBT and are committed to developing supervision around these on a monthly basis.

You will be given professional supervision every 8 weeks and 4-6 weekly case management supervision.

We acknowledge that these are difficult times due to Covid 19 and the team have adapted ways of working with Young People.

All staff are provided with a laptop / ipad and mobile meaning that you can work remotely from home on some days and some days in the office and supporting colleagues and also working in a buddy duty system.

All meetings with patients are digital or we offer walk and talk, plus some face to face with PPE. We are very covid aware with lots of guidance and support to keep you safe.

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.

Our main base is at Raglan House, Cowley, and we also cover part of West Oxford based at Witney community Hospital.

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

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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