Senior Mental Health Practitioner
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Marlborough, UK
5d ago

In our BSW (Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire) CAMHS service we are proud to be developing a needs-led, responsive and accessible service based on the i-Thrive model.

The provision of OSCA is currently integrated within core CAMHS within Getting More Help and directly influences the newly developing nationally defined virtual Crisis and Home Treatment Team serving BSW.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to work alongside colleagues to deliver 5 key functions : engagement, support therapeutic work in the community including meal support as part of the virtual eating disorder service and provide intensive support as an alternative to hospital admission and re-engagement with the community.

This successful candidate will be offered training in Positive Behaviour Support and DBT informed Coping Skills. There will also be the opportunity for further training based around individual learning needs.

We have good professional support in our service and regular professional regional meetings.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

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.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

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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