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.
As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our busy and dynamic South CMHT team, which is responsible for providing care and treatment to Older Adults with mental health problems in the community. You will be part of a motivated, supportive and cohesive multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team where your contribution is highly valued.
Do you have good skills in working with clients?
Are you an enthusiastic and resourceful person who is able to work independently and with initiative?
Are you able to motivate yourself and your clients?
Are you able to establish effective working relationships with other professionals?
Are you familiar with current legislation, guidelines and processes that affect the way in which mental health care is delivered?
If you are a Band 6 Mental Health Worker with these skills who is keen to make a difference; we would be very interested in recruiting you. You will have access to regular supervision, ongoing support and training and opportunities to work in new ways. This team is dynamic and motivated and keen to implement new initiatives we would welcome you to take part.
We would be very keen to accommodate informal visits for potential candidates, for more information please contact Lysbeth Weeks , South Locality CMHT manager on ( Phone number removed )
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 3-5 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.
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