Specialist Practitioner
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Aylesbury, UK
3d ago

We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Specialist Therapist to join Reconnect , the 0-2 Disorganised Attachment Service in Buckinghamshire CAMHS for 30 hours per week.

Reconnect is an innovative and award-winning service that aims at improving outcomes for children under the age of 2 years who are at risk of developing a disorganised attachment.

Parents referred to the service present with a range of complex problems including mental health needs, personality disorder, history of trauma / neglect, domestic violence, substance misuse or previous experience of severe parenting breakdown resulting in the permanent removal a child to alternative care.

You will be expected to carry out parenting assessments of families referred to the service including assessment of risks posed to the child(ren), parental mental health needs and the quality of the parent-child relationship.

You will be expected to offer both individual work to parents who are attending the weekly Mentalisation-Based Parenting Group and interventions that are specifically aimed at improving the parent-child relationship e.

g. Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). Training in these specialist therapies can be provided.

Reconnect is a service offered across Buckinghamshire - and own car, or access to alternative travel for business use, is essential requirement of the post.

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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