Senior Mental Health Practitioner
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
14m ago

The Neurodevelopmental Conditions (NDC) Pathway is part of the integrated CAMH service for children and young people aged 5-18 and their families / carers.

The function of the NDC pathway is to ensure that presentation of the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people with suspected or identified neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD are appropriately met, with the aim of increasing resilience and ability to manage these long term conditions, and reducing the likelihood of long-term mental health problems.

The service is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team who are able to deliver a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

The Senior Mental Health Practitioner is an exciting role within the multidisciplinary team, which includes being part of the multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment, deliver groups, and undertake care co-ordination for complex neurodevelopmental cases.

A significant part of the role includes providing duty cover to our busy service, as well as using specific professional skills to support the wider multidisciplinary team in our treatment pathway.

We are looking for an individual who is shares our passion for patient care in this population, and who is willing to be flexible and creative to meet current needs.

The team has a well established induction and training package, which enables clinicians with the right core skills to adapt to this specialist field.

This post is offered at 18.75 hours per week.

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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