Senior Mental Health Worker - School In Reach / SPA
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
3d ago

CAMHS Oxfordshire Single Point of Access (SPA) provides support and access for families and young people to all CAMH Services.

The base is at Raglan House in Cowley, Oxford.

You will be responsible for providing telephone clinical support to parents, carers and professionals supporting children with their mental health needs and delivering the School In Reach Programme in schools.

You will also take a leading role in the development of evidence based services in relation to delivering the in reach programme in schools.

You will also support the triage process, promoting positive mental health within the children’s workforce. Using specialist knowledge, and alongside the Senior SPA Practitioners, you will be responsible for determining when intervention from CAMHS is clinically indicated.

We would welcome applicants from Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work, with clinically relevant knowledge acquired through post qualifying training and / or experience.

The general requirement for full time working in Oxford Health is to work 7.5hrs per day, to be worked between SPA’s opening hours of Monday Friday 8am - 6pm.

Requests for specific working patterns will be considered on application and interview.

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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